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The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Defense (Acquisition), currently Performing the Duties of the Undersecretary of
Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment [USD (A&S)] announced the winners
of the annual PSM of the year awards in a newly issued February 10, 2021 memo
entitled “2020 Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager (PSM) Award
Winner Selections”. Congrats to both of this year's winners!
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What is the difference between the PESHE and the EHA? Do contractors write both? Does the government get to review these?
What governing documentation defines Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Management as obsolete?
Background: I'm presently reviewing SECNAV INST 5400.15D, DON Research, Development, Acquisition, and Associated Life-Cycle and Logistics Management policy and I would like to know if the terminology of logistics management / ILS management should be replaced with Integrated Product Support and Product Support Management respectively.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an important new report at https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-151 entitled "GAO-20-151 Defense Acquisitions: Senior Leaders Should Emphasize Key Practices to Improve Weapon System Reliability". This is a must-read for all DoD product support managers and life cycle logistics professionals. According to the GAO, "the commercial companies GAO reviewed proactively address reliability. They strive to identify reliability issues at the component level early in the development process to avoid expensive rework after producing an entire system. GAO found these companies focus on the following key practices:
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