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Defense AT&L - March-April 2016


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March - April 2016

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

Our Theme for 2016—Sustaining Momentum

Frank Kendall

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

The Competitive, Crowdsourced Investment (CCI) Initiative

Col. Scott T. Wallace, USAF

Why aren’t the majority of our weapons systems supported under performance based logistics (PBL) arrangements? A look at successful PBL teams and the vital ingredients of that success. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Performance Based Logistics . . . What’s Stopping Us?

Jim Davis, Dean Newman, Mike Kotzian

In a time of rising expectations and tightened budgets, DAU’s program provides support for notable senior leaders who can go further and do more. The program, usually 9 to 12 months long, follows a six-step coaching model. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Something for Nothing—“Cash Flow” as a Contract Incentive

John Pritchard and John Krieger

The government completely controls cash flow of funds already budgeted or obligated, and this can be used to provide a powerful contract incentive. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Keeping Naval Guns Ready

David L. Rogers

Protecting maritime routes and the global economy depends on keeping forward-positioned naval ships ready. Particularly important are their guns and ammunition—the weapons of choice for countering a multitude of threats.

Defense Technology and Trade Initiative - Ashton Carter’s Strategy in India

Amit K. Maitra

The visit to India of the Secretary of Defense highlights the importance of maritime defense and manufacturing ties between the United States and India. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Common Feedback to Unsuccessful Bidders

Anthony J. Davis

How to help contractors learn from your decisions and to improve their proposals on defense contracts. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Should Cost - A Strategy for Managing Military Systems’ Money

Jennifer A. Miller

As experienced, should cost applies to goods and services, with benefits to government, industry and our foreign partners. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Personal Services Contracts Is It Time to Lift the Ban?

Steven A. Fasko

A change in how contracted services are defined and managed could increase the integration and efficiency of government programs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Staff Specialist Survival Course

Peter Czech

A course at the Defense Acquisition University can help staff specialists craft a Milestone Decision for a program with many unresolved issues. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Whipping Procrastination

Roy Wood, Ph.D.

How to better organize your tasks so you can “get on with it” in a timely manner.

Defense Acquisition Magazine

March - April 2016

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