New Jan-Feb 2022 Issue of Defense Acquisition Magazine
The newly-published January-February 2022 edition of Defense Acquisition Magazine is now available online – for your reading pleasure, your professional development, and of course for most of us, for both! This new issue is chock full of interesting, engaging, and timely articles, including:
- Security Cooperation and IDIQ Contracts - Using Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts in Security Cooperation purchases can help meet U.S. defense objectives.
- The Defense Industrial Base: Flexible Business Arrangements to Spur Innovation and Advancement - Flexible business arrangements help maintain the critical ability to innovate and provide Warfighters with leading-edge military solutions.
- The Army Way: Strategic Challenges in the Adaptive Acquisition Framework - The Army Futures Command was one of the first Joint commands to implement the Urgent Capability Acquisition and Middle Tier Acquisition pathways in the Adaptive Acquisition Framework.
- Mastering Virtual Program Leadership - Defense acquisition programs successfully and unexpectedly transitioned to virtual productivity over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Through DoD’s Valley of Death: A Data-Intensive Startup’s Journey - The Valley of Death involves moving a vendor prototype or commercially available product to a DoD contract. Some difficulties are notable in a Use Case development for a Data Intensive Startup.
- The Art and Science of the Workaround - Acquisition teams deal with advanced technologies, challenging environments, frequent policy and rapid requirements changes, fiscal uncertainty, and evolving threats.
- The AUKUS Submarine Project: A Critical Assessment - The Australia submarine project is a powerful example of acquisition sustainability within a polarized international competition.
- MDAP/MAIS Program Manager Changes
For those who may not be familiar with this important publication, Defense Acquisition is a bimonthly magazine published by DAU Press for senior military personnel, civilians, defense contractors, and defense industry professionals in the defense acquisition and sustainment workforce.