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Defense AT&L - July-August 2013

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

July - August 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  11 Articles in This Magazine

What Lies Ahead

Frank Kendall

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

Dispelling the Myths of DoD’s Affordability Policy

Chad J.R. Ohlandt, Ph.D.

Affordability policy is about establishing the dollar amount the Component is willing to spend on the desired capability in the context of all other fiscal demands over the long term. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Crisis Leadership

Roy Wood, Ph.D.

In any crisis, a leader must first assess and stabilize the situation as quickly as possible. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Risky Business - Why DoD Needs a New Risk Management Paradigm

Thomas H. Miller

Don’t sugarcoat or mask risk. Risk management should be forward-looking and focus on mitigating future negative events rather than managing them after they occur. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

OSD’s Obligation and Expenditure Rate Goals

Robert L. Tremaine and Donna J. Seligman

Factors that could undermine program execution are examined in a search for ways to further DoD financial goals. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Are You Ready for an International Program?

Brian Schultz

In today’s dynamic environment, every acquisition program potentially is an international program. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

A Reliability Approach - to Risk Assessments and Analysis of Alternatives (Based on a Ground- Vehicle Example)

Shawn P. Brady

A new approach has been developed for effectively analyzing programs’ reliability risks. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Rolling Toward Better Buying Power 2.0 and Portfolio Management with the Joint Center for Ground Vehicles

Daniel Pierson

Gearing up on affordability requires higher, DoD enterprise-level use of the program executive officers’ inherent chartered capability. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Performance-Based Logistics

Steven Hurt and Alan Heckler

Only Part of the Answer to Controlling Costs - DoD design of support concepts for all weapon systems must be structurally assessed, and ideas can be found in the commercial world. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Acquisition Reform - How Training Can Help

Ronald G. Joseph, DBA

Integrated training of government and contractors could help improve management within new budgetary contraints. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Serve as You Lead

Art Greenlee

Service is the highest calling of leadership—to develop and motivate others and set an example. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

July - August 2013

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