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Defense AT&L - May-June 2015


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May - June 2015

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

Tying Profit to Performance - A Valuable Tool, But Use With Good Judgment

Frank Kendall

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

Becoming a “Chaosmeister”

John Higbee

Acquisition professionals can achieve results beyond their most positive expectations by approaching the current challenges and chaotic acquisition environment as operators. They can innovate and adapt tools and processes, creating networks and coalitions. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Performance-Based Logistics - A Readiness Strategy Tailor Made for Austere Times

Bill Kobren

With properly structured and executed Performance-Based Logistics, weapon system operating and support costs actually can be reduced while performance concurrently increases. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Source Selection Simulation - Intact Team Training on Picking a Provider

Tom Elsesser and Bill Long

An interactive development platform allows a team to develop from remote locations and record the results in a DVD. This affords troops in remote locations access to acquisition regulations, policies, procedures, templates and examples. The troops could practice with the DVD and carry it with them on deployment. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Integrating Intelligence and Acquisition to Meet Evolving Threats - Interview With Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick of the Defense Intelligence Agency

Brian Brodfuehrer

It is important to build a stronger partnership between the acquisition, requirements and intelligence communities to anticipate and plan for responsive and emerging threats. This partnership must leverage the best of what each community offers in order to stay ahead of changing threats. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Developing Non-Lethal Weapons - The Human Effects Characterization Process

Wesley A. Burgei, Shannon E. Foley and Lt. Col. Scott M. McKim, USAF

Warfighters equipped with non-lethal weapons, such as dazzling lasers, got drivers’ attentions and brought approaching vehicles to a halt. Using these non-lethal capabilities helped differentiate combatants and noncombatants and reduced checkpoint shootings. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Fast Follower

David Pearson

Coming Up Behind Development Leaders. The fast follower has a “replicate and duplicate” strategy. This leaves experimentation and risk to others while positioning the fast follower to rapidly exploit and apply new technical knowledge. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The First 100 Days of an Acquisition Workforce Manager

Michael Cook

The challenge facing a new workforce manager is to develop a plan to make the transition effectively. Managing others is not easy. Each situation is different because every person is unique. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Acquisition Pros Keep the Gears Moving

Janice Laurenti

Following past significant cutbacks in the acquisition workforce, new entrants have an opportunity to make a difference and contribute to acquisition reform while doing more with less. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Best Value Strategy - Raising Special Ops Mobility

Nathan Meidl

By culling and clarifying requirements and using a unique source selection approach, the U.S. Special Operations Command compressed acquisition cycle times and expedited the acquisition of Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Software 2015: Situation Dire

Don O’Neill

(To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

May - June 2015

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