Technical Review Slide Rules
Working in collaboration with our colleagues at the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, DAU is pleased to announce the launch of a new web-based Systems Engineering Technical Reviews Slide Rule. This is a keeper, not only for Systems Engineers, but for the rest of the Defense Acquisition Workforce as well! Definitely encourage you to bookmark this very handy website and refer back to it often.
As my Systems Engineering counterpart here at DAU so eloquently put it in his February 3 blog post, “Technical Reviews and audits assist program office management teams to document technical requirements, synthesize certifiable designs, assess performance and systems safety risk, and produce and deploy systems to achieve required capability. Like all program elements, the number, type and scheduling of such reviews should be tailored to the task undertaken. This outstanding new learning asset is intended to serve as a handy reference for not only the technical community, but for the program manager, the product support manager, and indeed the entire defense acquisition workforce.” Could not agree more.
In fact, we think this is such an important a topic, working with our Systems Engineering colleagues, the Life Cycle Logistics community here at DAU will also be providing notebook-compatible versions of this slide rule to LOG 350 Enterprise Life Cycle Logistics Management course students starting later this month. We also recently launched a new continuous learning module on the subject entitled CLL033 Logisticians Responsibilities During Technical Reviews.
A word of caution -- when navigating to the Systems Engineering Technical Reviews Slide Rule website,
don’t overlook the fact that although only one page is visible at a time -- there are actually two pages to this slide rule. You can easily navigate to the second page by selecting the small hyperlink at the top right corner of the screen marked “Go to Page 2”