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Defense Acquisition May-June 109


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May - June 2019

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  10 Articles in This Magazine

Simulations: The Studied Practice of Excellence

Eugene A. Razzetti

How simulations are developed (such as for tabletop exercises and wargames) supported by pointed, actionable approaches known as “the practice of excellence.” (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Managers’ Internal Control Program What Can It Do For You?

Stephen Speciale, CFE

All public sector organizations should have a Manager’s Internal Control Program to manage risks while meeting organizational objectives. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Predictive Modeling in Naval Supply Systems

LCDR Duncan R. Ellis, USN

A particular area of focus in Naval Supply inventory planning involves improving how the command informs wholesale inventory policy decisions—the supply system’s backbone. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Coast Guard Resiliency in the 21st Century

James Landreth, P.E.

New thinking is needed about the Coast Guard’s critical role and the nature and potential impact of its exposure to political risk from both state and nonstate adversaries. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Growing Technical Professionals Into Leaders A Key to Sustained Success

David Pearson

Leadership training must precede, not follow, a workforce member’s promotion to a leadership role. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Lashley’s Laws: You Can Have Anything You Want

Seth D. Shepherd

Getting what you want involves understanding you can’t have everything you might want. Thoughtful trade-offs are needed to obtain what is crucial. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

TARGETED INTERACTIONS Between Parts and DMSMS Managements

Jay Mandelbaum, Christina Patterson and Robin Brown

Negative cost and schedule impacts can be minimized through the selection and proactive monitoring of the parts embedded in a system’s design. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Intellectual Property Markings Trust But Verify

Howard Harris, Vanessa Cruz and David Frank

The DoD acquires myriad noncommercial technical data and computer software—one weapon system alone could have thousands of detailed drawings, millions of software lines of code, and hundreds of technical manuals. Intellectual Property markings on even a portion of that data could restrict the DoD’s use and its options for maintenance, sustainment and upgrades for the life of the weapon system. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

May - June 2019

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