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Defense AT&L - May-June 2013

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

May - June 2013

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

The Original Better Buying Power

Frank Kendall

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

Calling on Mission Assistance

John Higbee and Jesse Stewart

Insights are gained from collaboration with program managers and teams in the workplace. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Bridging the Gap

Brad Pantuck

Dedicated technology transition programs work best by facilitating an alignment among key stakeholders and requiring expedited completion. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Contract Oversight in a Contingency Environment

Maj. James E. Thomas, USAF

In the whirlwind of a contingency environment, execution of “pretty clear guidance” becomes increasingly difficult. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Determining the Probable Cost

Anthony J. Nicolella

The “independent process” of reviewing and evaluating cost elements does not preclude soliciting help from other government personnel or agencies. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Leading Complex Projects in the DoD

Steven R. Meier, Ph.D.

Novel approaches, leadership, and a versatile skill set are needed to handle increased complexity and uncertainty. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Need for Agile Program Documentation

LTC T.J. Wright, USA

The speed of developments in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last 10 years has challenged materiel developers to keep pace in providing equipment, vehicles, surveillance, and weapons systems. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Acquisition Community and Engineering Expertise Development

Robert Galway

To make affordable and effective procurement DoD decisions, engineers must possess a balance of both technical skills and an understanding of government acquisition. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Coaching for Better (Software) Buying Power in an Agile World

Martin Brown

The extension of Better Buying Power and initiatives to improve information technology should prompt careful consideration of including agile methodologies in the set of tools at the disposal of acquisition professionals. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Why the TEMP Answers ‘Why?’

Thomas L. Conroy II

The Test and Evaluation Master Plan shows how a program will verify and validate system requirements. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Values Take Center Stage

Stan Emelander

Developing and acting on strong values are important for professional success, and the ideal involves congruence between individual and organizational values—often embodied in the organization’s leaders. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

May - June 2013

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