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Defense AT&L - January-February 2015

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

January - February 2015

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

Risk and Risk Mitigation—Don’t Be a Spectator

Frank Kendall

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

Test and Evaluation - Myths and Misconceptions

Steve Hutchison, Ph.D.

Getting to the truth perhaps can help reduce the tension between testers and developers and help acquisition programs deliver capabilities. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The 21st-Century Acquisition Leader

Paul E. Turner

Constantly changing technology and a diverse workforce require new and challenging leadership qualities. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

A Contract That Manages Itself - The Time Has Arrived

Russell Chesbro

In today’s information technology environment, smart contracts can become dynamic and self-directing rather than static documents. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Performance Based Logistics - For Achieving Affordable Readiness

Betsy Lederer and Knob Moses

Using an outcome-based sustainment strategy, Performance Based Logistics offers a well-tested contribution to meeting the Defense Department’s budgetary challenges. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Exportability Features Initiative - A New Paradigm for International Cooperation

Frank D. Kenlon and Jay Mandelbaum

To facilitate transfers, program managers now must consider developing and incorporating features into systems likely to be exported. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Exportability Features Initiative - A New Paradigm for International Cooperation

Frank D. Kenlon and Jay Mandelbaum

To facilitate transfers, program managers now must consider developing and incorporating features into systems likely to be exported. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Swamped by Regulations - Perils of an Ever-Increasing Burden

Allen Friar

Published regulations have been at historic levels for the last decade, posing for many small businesses a serious barrier to participation in the federal procurement process.

Why I Won’t Be a Prime Contractor

John Krieger

Requirements involved in contracting with the government contrast strikingly with those that pertain to contracting in the private sector. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Modular Instrumentation Family - Defense and Industry Applications

Gerome Q. Banks

The “multi-commodity” approach to testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground strives for enhanced economies and effectiveness by utilizing a common instrumentation set across an entire platform. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Repair, Replace or Throw Away - Linking Sustainment Strategies to Data Requirements

William Decker and Julianne Nelson, Ph.D.

The linkage between program architecture, data rights and sustainment strategies is explored to understand how initial decisions in those areas affect future procurement and sustainment.

Securing Cyber Acquisitions

Michael Cook

Many challenges emerge along with new technology, such as securing against theft the integrity and confidentiality of data and the critical U.S. defense infrastructure.

Defense Acquisition Magazine

January - February 2015

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