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Defense AT&L - May-June 2014


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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.

View as PDF  9 Articles in This Magazine

Protecting the Future

Frank Kendall

From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

3D Printing - How Much Will It Improve the DoD Supply Chain of the Future?

Robin Brown, Jim Davis, Mark Dobson and Duane Mallicoat

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.)

Predicting Weapon Effects for Defense and Homeland Security

John Hendershot and Robert Kaczmarek

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.)

Integrated Cost Analysis Teams - How ICATs Support Better Buying Power 2.0

Jason B. Newman

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.)

A Chance to “Alpha-Innovate” in Program Management

Lt. Col. Ann Wong, USAF

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.)

Embracing Tablet Technology in Military Construction

Maj. Edwin H. Rodriguez, USA

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 Defense Life-Cycle Logistics Journey - A 10-Year Retrospective of Product Support Transformation

Bill Kobren

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.)

Driving Acquisition with Data, Not Documents

Scott Gooch, Peter Andrejev, Nicolas Bruno and Brian Rich

The acquisition process needs to join the paperless revolution by adopting a datacentric, IT-enabled strategy. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

U.S.-Coalition Forces and Host Nations - DOTmLPF-P for Contingency Procurements, Part 1

Darren W. Rhyne

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

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