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Defense Acquisition Magazine May-June 2022


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May - June 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  6 Articles in This Magazine

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Systems Engineering and Life Cycle Sustainment The Need to Synchronize

Shawn Harrison

All program office functional areas—especially the main “cogs” of Engineering and Technical Management and Life Cycle Logistics—must work together to design, develop, deliver, and sustain weapon systems. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Commercial Paths for Acquiring Innovative Technologies

Stephen Speciale and Danny Poskey

Commercial Solutions Openings (CSOs) increasingly are used by DoD to fulfill a wide range of needs with innovative, advanced technology from the private sector, a use that is likely to increase due to recent changes in law. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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An Acquisition Speed Manifesto

Brian Schultz

DoD can learn valuable speed lessons from the commercial sector. Here is a proposed, new, accelerated path forward for DoD. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Is It Time For the Iron Square?

David M. Riel

The old critical triangle of cost, performance, and speed needs a fourth element: security must be strengthened to protect our innovations from adversaries. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Data Rights Marking Sleuths

David A. Frank, Howard Harris, and Wendy Santiago

A new computer software tool is available to search and identify improper data rights markings. Here are some cases and clues involving data rights markings delivered to DoD. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Better Program Managing Through Digital Engineering

Paul Solomon

There are ways to unite Digital Engineering Strategy with the Adaptive Acquisition Framework for better management of software-intensive major capability acquisitions and other acquisition pathways. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

May - June 2022

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