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Defense AT&L - July-August 2014

DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

July - August 2014

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  10 Articles in This Magazine

Better Buying Power - A Progress Assessment from the Defense Acquisition Executive

Frank Kendall

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

Prototyping Increasing the Pace of Innovation

Capt. Richard Hencke, USN

Prototyping increasingly is seen as a way to increase the pace and reduce the cost, as well as the technical risk, of developing complex weapons systems. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Soaring With AC-130J A Decidedly Nontraditional Acquisition Strategy

David Breede

The United States Special Operations Command responded in an innovative way to an urgent call for more armed aircraft than was available with the current fleet of aging gunships. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Creative Problem Solving in a Fast-Paced, Guidance-Rich Environment

Maj. Tim Monroe, USAF

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency cycles in new program managers for short-term service to constantly receive fresh perspectives. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

U.S. Coalition Forces and Host Nations — DOTmLPF-P for Contingency Procurements, Part II

Darren W. Rhyne

How to provide recommendations for contingency procurement operations in which host-nation vendors supply or manufacture products for the host-nation forces under the auspices of U.S. contracts. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Are You Truly “All In”? Achieving Program Management Success

John Mueller

To achieve success in today’s financially tightened environment, Defense Department program managers need to develop the bold habits of private-sector entrepreneurs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Zen of Government Program Management (aka Lessons Learned from a Defense Program Manager)

Stephen E. Armstrong

Gather the best people you can, develop a network of capable contacts and make your program fun. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Application of the Integrated Product Support Elements by the F-35 Joint Program Office

David Floyd and Monica Reyes

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program has developed a new approach to executing the 12 Integrated Product Support elements outlined in the Defense Department’s Product Support Manager Guidebook.

Your GPS for DoD Product Support The DoD Integrated Product Support Implementation Roadmap

Mary Ryan

Here’s a major tool to help demystify Department of Defense acquisition for product support—one that provides a multiple military Service perspective linking integrated information. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Agility and Cost Organizational Design and Key Workflows

Cindy Shelton

To achieve agility, consider using internal resources to do the work and implementing work practices that improve work visibility to facilitate its comparative valuation. Avoid a large contract or redesign. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

July - August 2014

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