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Defense AT&L - March-April 2018


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March - April 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.

View as PDF  11 Articles in This Magazine

Evaluation Lessons From Live Fire Testing

Steve Mills and Mark Stewart

The F-35 Lightning II-Joint Strike Fighter Program  
Several key lessons were learned by the prime contractor from Live Fire Testing and Evaluation—a critical component in the overall success of the F-35 fighter jet program. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

A Navy Lieutenant’s Voyage to Cyber Awareness

Scott Thompson, Michael Lilienthal and David Brown

A fictionalized representation of real cybersecurity issues encountered in the Department of Defense (DoD). (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Market Research

Claude L. Cable, DBA, CFCM

to Do or Not to Do?  
DoD acquisition teams struggle to obtain clear and consistent market research, or even to determine whether such research should be completed. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here)

Interdisciplinary Competence

Carol J. McIlwain, Ph.D.

The Key to Exceptional Performance  
The integration of know-how across disciplines improves problem-solving skills by leveraging common knowledge. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Including Cybersecurity in the Contract Mix

Kimberly L. Kendall and William E. Long, Jr.

Cybersecurity requires the involvement of a wide range of acquisition functional areas and expertise in the earliest phases of contract planning. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Instruction, Direction and Correction

James N. Phillips Jr., DBA, PMP, CFCM

Improving the Acquisition Culture  
The tendency to focus on certification leaves out the unique contribution that qualification brings. We need to bridge the gap between foundational learning and applied learning. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Due Diligence—Just “Due” It

Eugene A. Razzetti

Successful DoD acquisitions result from due diligence, but this must be proactive as well as reactive and take place during development of requests for proposals. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Please Tailor Your Acquisition Strategy!

Brian Schultz

No single cookbook solution will work in tailoring information, work efforts and decision reviews in every acquisition program. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Missle Defense Agency

Michael Schlacter

How Commercial Space Spurred DoD Innovation  
Commercial space has transformed DoD’s views and expectations of the space industry generally. Today there are many different sizes of satellites and payloads and managed services that can fill military needs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

2017 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

Individual Achievement Award Winners  
Workforce Development Innovation Award Winners  
(To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

March - April 2018

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