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Defense Acquisition July-August 2020


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July - August 2020

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  11 Articles in This Magazine

FIAR 2020 The NEXUS Between Acquisition and Audit Remediation

Mobola A. Kadiri, Anna N. Smith, and Stephen M. Speciale

The Department of Defense has not yet passed a required financial audit. Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) focuses on transparency, accountability, and process improvement. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Adaptive Acquisition Framework Better, Faster, More Tailored

Jim Woolsey

An interview and a closer look at the Adaptive Acquisition Framework with Stacy Cummings, who spearheaded the transformative development of its six varied pathways. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

20 Questions Every Product Support Manager Should Be Prepared to Answer

Bill Kobren

A product support manager who can answer all 20 questions — with supporting data — will be well on the way to becoming that trusted, highly successful subject-matter expert who is needed and required.(To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

SYSTEM INTEGRATION: Enabling Capability Through Connectivity - Part II: Expeditionary Warfare and Battlespace Management

Eugene A. Razzetti

Do everything you have to do—but do it faster. Often, “Fight with what you have” is a briefing room cliché that becomes the unhappy battle cry at the front. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Best Value Awards

Steven E. Moore, Ph.D.

Some uses of Value Adjusted Total Evaluated Price in source selections are simple implementations in an existing plan. Others require detailed market research effort and analysis. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Sea Power in the Gray Zone

James M. Landreth, P.E.

The Gray Zone involves actions below the threshold for conventional military conflict. Moreover, the proliferation of low-cost automation and unmanned systems are eroding undersea dominance. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Moving From Risk-Averse to Innovative Opportunity Seekers

Brian Schultz

Risk management’s value is in the ability of a program manager to employ critical thinking and adopt a culture that influences sound decisions. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)


Steve Waugh

The Pentagon already asks such Centers to perform analyses because of their independence from regular operations—and when the government cannot do so within specified constraints. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Aesop’s Guide to “Acquisition Laws” All the Worthwhile Bits, Including 89 Laws, Two Rules, and One Paradox

John Krieger

The Bat and the Weasel story tells us that it is wise to turn circumstances to good account—just as acquisition professionals should try to turn laws to their advantage. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

July - August 2020

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