Industries and Commodities
The Defense, Industrials, and Aerospace Section (DIA) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:
- Avionics and aeronautics
- Industrial equipment
- Road and highway construction
- Metals and mining
- Waste industries
Federal and State Contacts
Defense: DIA reviews its defense industry mergers in conjunction with the Department of Defense and with the applicable military branch affected by the proposed transaction or joint venture.
Banking: In its review of banking mergers, DIA works with the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Regional economies: In any review of transactions affecting regional economies, DIA works closely with the relevant state attorneys general.
Highway Construction: DIA has implemented a screening system for use by the state departments of transportation in their evaluation of the competitive effect of mergers in the highway construction industry.
Selected Cases and Investigations
Related Guidelines and Reports
Maribeth Petrizzi, Chief
Stephanie Fleming, Assistant Chief
David Altschuler, Assistant Chief
Suite 8700, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Sections and Offices: Contains contact information for each section and office.
Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division