New Edition of Defense AT&L Magazine is Now Available
- Balanced Scorecards for Supply Chain Management - An Army ammunition activity shifts operational processes from logistics concepts to the flexible, robust approaches of Supply Chain Management.
- Cross-Service Collaboration Yields Efficiencies for Diminishing Resources - Proactive management can reduce the problems of diminishing manufacturing sources and/or of material shortages.
- If Only Our Training Could …. - A new workshop developed by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense and the Defense Acquisition University aims at broader training for program teams.
- How to Improve DoD-Industry Collaboration: Mandate It and Make It a Mindset - Innovation as a key in defense acquisition can be enhanced by maximizing stakeholder collaboration in developing new requirements, products and solutions.
- The Ethical Imperative and Courage to Cancel - To ensure mission success and the safety of warfighters, some acquisition programs call for us to “either make it work or make it go away.”
- All Aboard! Earned Value Management in DoD - A key office under the Secretary of Defense aims to increase the constructive attributes of Earned Value Management by increasing its efficient use.
- Integration Engineering and Critical Infrastructure Resilience - Emergence of the Internet as our central information system has placed at risk the U.S. industrial base’s security, creating a challenge of system-of-systems resilience.
- How the Electronic Procurement System Ate the Acquisition Elephant - Sometimes a steady, incremental approach to an Acquisition Category I program is the best way to streamline and modify the process.
- The Quadrennial Defense Review —and Cyberspace - The Air Force Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution process faces a possible shift on core missions, increasing emphasis on cyberwarfare, and continuing high demand for cyber talent.
- The Acquisition Problem at Our Founding - DAU’s research director and executive editor of the Defense Acquisition Research Journal wrote a study about the international acquisition strategy of the American Revolution. His book was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history.
This issue of the magazine contains two of particular of interest to our community (including one co-authored by one of our own DAU logistics faculty members), namely the cover article on balance scorecards for supply chain management, and the other on Diminishing Manufacturing Sources & Material Shortages (DMSMS) and obsolescence management. Encourage you to check out the new issue.