Defense AT&L - May-June 2014
May - June 2014
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.
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From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
Imagine a day when replacing a part means going to a 3D printer instead of to a warehouse. Will supply chain management be ready for the coming revolution? (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
Developing weapons and defenses requires reliable predictions of the effects of explosives. Now sophisticated software, the Dynamic System Mechanics Advanced Simulation, has reduced the need for real-life testing. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
The Defense Contract Management Agency’s integrated cost analysis teams embody an improved pricing capability that supports the Better Buying Power 2.0 and Affordability initiatives. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
Establishing program managers and offices in the first phase of the acquisition life cycle may encourage innovation. To realize this hope, however, program managers must take on new roles and some institutional changes must be made. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
Tablet computers, equipped with construction-related apps, offer more than convenience to a program or project manager; they offer greater efficiency, improved quality control and reduced cost on a project. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
The transition from Acquisition Logistics to Life Cycle Logistics has brought a new emphasis on life-cycle management; on integrated, interdisciplinary product support; and on designing for reliability, maintainability and supportability. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
The DOTmLPF-P construct (standing for Doctrine, Organization, Training, materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities and Policy) normally informs capability-based assessments. It also proves useful, however, when executing a host-nation-first procurement in a contingency operation. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)
Defense Acquisition Magazine
May - June 2014