Defense AT&L July-August 2018
July - August 2018
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.
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Studies have found that effective military champions often are needed to promote innovations that achieve revolutionary impact rather than languish in obscurity.
Guidance for the Product Support Manager
A renewed focus is needed on streamlining processes and eliminating obstacles to “foster a culture of authority and accountability” among product support managers (PSMs). PSMs must be provided needed resources, tools and authorities and must fight for long-term sustainment considerations.
Prime contractors in naval aviation have come to rely increasingly on outsourcing to subcontractors. The inherent risks of this outsourcing trend must be understood and mitigated.
A Practitioner’s View
Some lessons have been learned about measures to protect information, components and technologies against known security threats and attacks.
Whether straightforward monetized return or intangible benefits, data visualization value needs to be assessed quantitatively to determine economic return. This would permit a comparison with expected losses and gains from other investments.
10 Hidden Signs of a Responsible Contractor
Companies need to conduct solid internal assurances of the truthfulness of their contract documentation. Reliance on routine external audits is not enough.
If Only It Were So Easy
DoD should be able to meet military needs and protect the taxpayers without creating unreasonable barriers to commercial purchasing. But a favorable outcome is unlikely if competing interests are overlooked and if the problem is regarded as easy to solve. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
DoD acquisition leadership desires to field capabilities more quickly and with more agility, but the middle ranks of the acquisition community seem resistant to the Agile paradigm shift. Greater agility requires greater tolerance of risk by DoD and the Services. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
Defense Acquisition Magazine
July - August 2018