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Eleven New Articles in Latest Edition of Defense AT&L Magazine

Although life cycle logistics-specific articles may not be part of the new September-October 2014 issue of the award winning Defense AT&L Magazine, the current edition contains eleven…

Eleven New Articles in Latest Edition of Defense AT&L Magazine

Bill Kobren

Although life cycle logistics-specific articles may not be part of the new September-October 2014 issue of the award winning Defense AT&L Magazine, the current edition contains eleven interesting and timely articles that regular readers of this blog are likely interested in, including:

 

·         Ethics and Acquisition Professionalism: It is All About Trust
From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

 

·         Boosting Access to Government Rocket Science

DAU’s South Region leads a study of a joint DoD-NASA organization to develop a strategy for reinvigorating the propulsion industrial base.

 

·         International Arms Sales: An Industry Perspective
Most national governments give defense a top priority, but what they ultimately procure in weapons systems may reveal further underlying motives and priorities.

 

·         Critical Thinking: A Missing Ingredient in DoD’s Acquisition (Education) System
The complex and unstable environment surrounding federal procurement makes thorough preparation of the acquisition workforce particularly difficult but also more important than ever.

 

·         What the Acquisition Workforce Knows
Outcomes ultimately matter, but calls for reforming “the process” run into difficulty given greater emphasis “on things not going wrong than on assuring most things go right.”

 

·         Acquisition Challenges of a Lethal Virus
The Ebola virus outbreak in Africa presents a challenge—and a real learning experience—for the Defense Department’s Chemical and Biological Defense program

 

·         Tiny Nanoparticles —A Big Battlefield Impact?
Tiny metallic nanoparticles can change the landscape of defense technology—from helping conceal the location of warfighters to providing transparent displays in vehicles.

 

·         Army Acquisition Lessons Learned
A center established within the last four years collects, analyzes and disseminates the U.S. Army’s acquisition experience and includes a knowledge management portal for program executive offices.

 

·         Cybersecurity Challenges for Program Managers
Program managers need the right policies, processes, people and tools to counter cybersecurity threats in Defense Department acquisition programs.

 

·         Accounting for Every Kilowatt
Field tests of a load monitor being developed at MIT promise improved management of electricity use by forward-deployed soldiers.

 

·         More Time Management Tips for Busy People
Sometimes you just have to tear into time-consuming items and tasks