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Defense AT&L - January-February 2013

DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

January - February 2013

Defense AT&L is a bimonthly magazine published by DAU Press for senior military personnel, civilians, defense contractors, and defense industry professionals in program management and the acquisition, technology and logistics workforce.

View as PDF  12 Articles in This Magazine

Moving Forward

Frank Kendall

From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Challenges of Being Agile in DoD

William Broadus

The increasing emphasis on “Agile Methods” in Defense Department software development is new territory for most programs. Challenges abound in the differences between traditional acquisition methods and those of the Agile community. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

U.S. Army Executes New Network Modernization Strategy

Lt. Col. Carlos Wiley, Scott Newman, and Vivek Agnish

The U.S. Army late last year began equipping brigade combat teams with its first package of radios, satellite systems, software applications, smartphones, and other components that provide connectivity from an operations center all the way down the chain of command. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Imperative of Aligning Systems Engineering and Life Cycle Logistics

Bill Kobren

DoD’s Better Buying Power initiative makes tight alignment necessary of requirements, acquisition, and sustainment communities across a program’s life cycle. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

DoD and Industry Program Interactions

Brian Schultz

There is no “one size fits all” model for the relationship between government and contractor. A review of the dynamics, events, and lessons that both parties should consider. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Public-Private Partnerships

Dave Floyd and Tom Gorman

Current budget issues highlight the need to leverage the best capabilities across the public and private industrial base to achieve the best value for the money in weapon system support.(To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Up and Away: The Market for Helium

BG John G. Ferrari (USA)

Helium, though abundant in the universe, is relatively rare on Earth. The United States urgently needs to preserve a strategic reserve of this essential ingredient in many advanced technologies and research while private sector demand and prices balloon and soar. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Going The Distance: Leveraging the Benefits of Competition

Mike Janiga, Su Chang, and Lt. Col. Rodney Stevens, USAF

Continuing competition via two-track contracts (in case a change is needed in the primary contractor) and other initiatives can help contain program costs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

A Cost-Effective Approach To Inventory Management

Mindy Rash-Gehres, Jerry Decker, Mike Kotzian, Duane Mallicoat, Tim Simpson, and Robert Landry

Item-unique identification marks can be used to more efficiently manage inventory in real time with minimal manpower. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Good Contracts Start With Good Requirements

Lyle Eesley



 

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

Building Genuine Motivation

Stan Emelander

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

How Full Is theToolbox?

Michael A. Bayer

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

Defense Acquisition Magazine

January - February 2013

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