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Defense Acquisition Magazine Nov-Dec 2021


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Defense Acquisition Magazine November to December 2021 cover



November - December 2021

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

A soldier speaking to another soldier

PRODUCT SUPPORT: THE KEY TO WARFIGHTER READINESS - From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support

Lisa P. Smith

“Product support” is critical to effectively and affordably ensuring our weapon systems meet Warfighter needs—and it is receiving intensified congressional scrutiny. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Test and Evaluation—Where the Rubber Meets the Road in Digital Engineering

Eileen Bjorkman, Ph.D., and John Grigaliunas, M.E.

The key to delivering future force capabilities at the speed of relevance is integrated digital ecosystems for designing, testing, and modernizing systems. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Coupling Digital Engineering With High-Performance Computing

James M. Landreth, P.E.

The DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program can improve the productivity and speed of innovation. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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The Advanced Vehicle Power Technology ALLIANCE—a Successful Interagency Collaboration

David J. Gorsich, Ph.D., Scott Schramm, M.M.E., and Jean M. Dasch, Ph.D.

A joint research program between DoD and the Department of Energy on advanced automotive technology provides a model for interagency cooperation. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Ten Powerful Enablers of Functional Area Governance in the Defense Acquisition Workforce

Bill Kobren

Workforce professional development is a principal empowerment for desired defense acquisition and sustainment outcomes. Here are 10 key foundational enablers and tenets. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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How Executive Coaching Gives Acquisition Leaders a Decisive Edge

Dennis A. Teefy and Chris Robinson

An executive coach can facilitate development of a workforce leader. It is important to select a coach with the right background and personality that meshes well with the person who is coached. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Missiles at the ready

The PM’s Role in Missile Technology Control

William Crenshaw

At least one member of an Integrated Product Team must be trained in controlling various materials to prevent proliferation of ballistic missiles and other unmanned weapons-delivery systems. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

November - December 2021

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