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Defense Acquisition Magazine Jan-Feb 2022


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January - February 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  8 Articles in This Magazine

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Security Cooperation and IDIQ Contracts

Rachel Begley and Jeannette Dennis

Using Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts in Security Cooperation purchases can help meet U.S. defense objectives. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Stephen Speciale

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. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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The Army Way Strategic Challenges in the Adaptive Acquisition Framework

Brent L. Bolner

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. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Mastering Virtual Program Leadership

Owen Gadeken

Defense acquisition programs successfully and unexpectedly transitioned to virtual productivity over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Through DoD’s Valley of Death a Data -Intensive Startup’s Journey

James M. Landreth, P.E.

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. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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The Art and Science of the Workaround

Brian Schultz

Acquisition teams deal with advanced technologies, challenging environments, frequent policy and rapid requirements changes, fiscal uncertainty, and evolving threats. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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The AUKUS Submarine Project — A Critical Assessment

Don O’Neill

The Australia submarine project is a powerful example of acquisition sustainability within a polarized international competition. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

January - February 2022

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