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Defense AT&L - March-April 2015

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

March - April 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  11 Articles in This Magazine

Getting “Best Value” for the Warfighter and the Taxpayer

Frank Kendall

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

Aesop’s Guide to Space Acquisition - Glimpses of Past and Future

John Krieger, William “Lance” Krieger and Rick Larned

As access to space increases among nations, so does the accumulation of space debris and the risk of conflicts rising from the Earth’s surface. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

International Defense Sales Roadmap - An Industry Perspective

Lawrence E. Casper

Presenting a United States system or the best solution are not always sufficient reasons for a foreign government to issue a defense contract. There are many explicit and implicit factors  
at work. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

ACQUISITION DISCUSSION - Lowest Price Technically Acceptable

Overrated, Overused?  
Overuse of this source-selection method harms products and services on which our warfighters rely.

Will Goodman

Why All the Debate?

Scott R. Calisti

Given effective competition and the proper contract type, Lowest Price Technically Acceptable can drive down costs and simplify and streamline the selection process. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Communities of Interest - Collaborating on Technology Challenges

Alan Shaffer

We can no longer take for granted the technological superiority of the United States and its allies, and this fact requires a new approach to research and engineering. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Cyber IntegratorA Concept Whose Time Has Come

Rob Goldsmith and Steve Mills

Establishment of a “Cyber Integrator” is an emerging strategy to promote cybersecurity in Department of Defense acquisition programs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Cellular Satellites - Joint Communications With Integrated Acquisition

Maj. Gen. Daniel P. Hughes and Rear Adm. Christian “Boris” Becker

Military field communications are on the verge of change: The Mobile User Objective System will support worldwide, multi-Service users in the Ultra-High Frequency band. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

War Games - Do You Know Where Your Weapons Are?

Rosemary Johnston

Using sensor technology to track assets will help American troops deployed in conflict zones deal with disruption of their supply chain. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Millennials at Work - The Advice of Great Leaders

Carol Axten

As people born between 1980 and 2000 increasingly enter the acquisition workforce, managers need new approaches to deal constructively with them. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Dynamic Testing - Toward a Multiple Exciter Test

Michael T. Hale and William A. Barber

A thorough environmental test sequence that is representative of items’ anticipated life cycles is critical to supplying warfighters with the safest and most reliable systems. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Farewell to James S. McMichael

(To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

March - April 2015

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