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Defense AT&L - March-April 2012


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March - April 2012

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

The Product Support Manager: A Catalyst for Life Cycle Management and Product Support Success

Sue Dryden

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness

Professionally Developing World-Class Product Support Managers

Bill Kobren and Doug Killey

What can the Services, components, and managers do to help develop top-notch product support managers?

Implementing the Next-Generation Product Support Strategy

Mark Gajda and Basil Gray

The 2009 DoD Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Product Support Assessment (PSA) report spurred the cross-discipline Product Support Assessment Team to find ways to reduce costs by making improvements in business, governance, and human capital processes.

OK, We Bought This Thing, but Can We Afford to Operate and Sustain It?

Mike Taylor and Joseph “Colt” Murphy

How can one accurately assess total life cycle costs? Be sure to consider the many and varied operations and support costs, using several valuable tools.

The Life Cycle Sustainment Plan : A Review of the Annotated Outline

Terry Emmert

The Life Cycle Sustainment Plan is a key tool in establishing warfighter needs, determining affordability, and crafting a streamlined strategy that satisfies both.

Performance Based Logistics and Project Proof Point: A Study of PBL Effectiveness

John Boyce and Allan Banghart

A study analyzing results from different programs shows the effectiveness of performance-based logistics across several metrics.

Leveraging Better Buying Power to Deliver Better Product Support Outcomes

John Medlin and Jeff Frankston

A sustainment quad chart can help product support managers achieve the goals set forth in the Better Buying Power Initiatives of 2011

Designing for Supportability: Driving Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability In While Driving Costs Out

Patrick M. Dallosta and Thomas A. Simcik

The affordable system operational effectiveness (ASOE) model for supportability addresses the contributions of both system design (quality) and logistics footprint (quantity) to total ownership cost

Affordable Logistics: Are We There Yet?

Lou Kratz and Gil Diaz

Performance-based logistics has been in place for more than 13 years. When it comes to affordable product support, are we there yet?

Defense Acquisition Magazine

March - April 2012

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