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Defense Acquisition March-April 2021


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March - April 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

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DOD LABS: A Key Contribution to the Defense Mission

Brett Cusker, Austin Leach, and Will Swearingen

A look at how transferring Department of Defense lab inventions to industry benefits the U.S. defense mission. Technology transfer must have a high-priority role in all DoD acquisition programs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Please Change the Acquisition Culture!

Brian Schultz

The consensus seems to be that our culture is too risk-averse, too resistant to change, and too focused on compliance. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Security Cooperation in a Post-COVID-19 Great Power Competition

James M. Landreth, P.E.

The United States needs extensive global partnerships, and our military recognizes this at the highest levels. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Categorizing Defense Innovation

P.M. Picucci, Robert Angevine, Max Roberts, and Dave Sparrow

There are different ways to use the term “innovation” and tie these to DoD’s enduring interests. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation in Naval Warfare

Robert J. Van Schaack

A look at one of the most important facets of weapon availability. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Selecting Alternate Grade Parts - The Trials and Tribulations

Dave Greinke and Christine Metz

Choosing a new or replacement alternate-grade part, such as an automotive-grade connector for a military or aerospace system, can be tricky. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Mindsets: Success Through Focus

Eugene A. Razzetti

The effects on decision-making processes of mental inertia, or groupthink, are often difficult to counteract. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

March - April 2021

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