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Defense Acquisition Magazine September-October 2022


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September - October 2022

Defense Acquisition is a bimonthly magazine published by DAU Press for senior military personnel, civilians, defense contractors, and defense industry professionals in program management and acquisition, technology and logistics workforce.

ISSN 2637-5060

View as PDF  9 Articles in This Magazine

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The Way Forward

Dr. William LaPlante

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment discusses current challenges and priorities.

Product Support Lessons From an Aircraft Maintenance Officer

Shawn Harrison

Visit your customers on their turf—a key lesson from a 27-year career working on various jobs and aircraft.

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Designing for Weapons Maintainability A Necessity for Increasingly Complex Technology

LTC Steven V. Karl, USA (Ret.)

The war in Ukraine demonstrates the vital importance of battlefield maintenance and logistics.

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Under the Product Support Umbrella

Bill Kobren

10 Foundational Enablers of Affordable ReadinessProduct Support Management for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework, DoD Instruction 5000.91, captures all 10 of the most critical readiness enablers.

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Defense Industrial Base HEALTH Concerns

Brian Schultz

Implications for Program Office TeamsThe shrinking Defense Industrial Base (DIB) faces many challenges. The trends are not favorable.

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Your Leadership Message

Owen Gadeken

Here’s a framework and set of tools for developing and delivering an effective leadership message.

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TEDxDAU 2022 Reimagining Readiness With People and Technology

Matthew Sablan

Readiness now focuses on embracing new technologies, like the digital landscape, and better workforce development support.

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

September - October 2022

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