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Defense AT&L - November-December 2013

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

November - December 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  12 Articles in This Magazine

Our Relationship with Industry

Frank Kendall

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

On the Ground - Advisor Lessons Learned

Stephen A. Mackey

In the struggle to secure Afghanistan against terror, the U.S. has moved to an applied logistics problem. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Scheduling and SVTs - Rx for Efficiency

Lynnetta Babuchiwski, Matthew Wilkinson, Kelli Coon, Mike Kotzian, and Duane Mallicoat

The relevance of the adage “time is money” is clear in acquisition programs. A program’s health continually is assessed across four interdependent factors: cost, schedule, performance and risk. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Naval Aviation Costs - Targeting Operations and Support

Capt. Robert Farmer, Capt. Keith Nixon, Capt. Brian Jacobs, Cmdr. Craig Owen, Aubrey Dennis, Michael Berkin, Roy Lancaster, Tim Simpson, and Duane Mallicoat

Affordability is as important as performance in assessing weapon systems—and that is most important in sustainment, where 70 percent of a program’s life-cycle costs are borne. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Alternatives for Success - One Program’s Unconventional Structure

Maj. Christopher P. Hill

Program managers must determine the best way to incorporate the Better Buying Power 2.0 philosophy and design program structures to “optimize the potential for success.” (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Where Sustainment Meets Deployed Forces

CDR Mark Nieto, Ann Wood Mike Kotzian, and Duane Mallicoat

Do You Really Know Who’s Going to Maintain Your Aircraft and Where It’s Going to be Maintained? How can one plan to maintain aircraft in the myriad environments, cultures and geographically dispersed locations where maintenance actually occurs? (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Cybersecurity - Defending the New Battlefield

Steven J. Hutchison, Ph.D.

Cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges facing our military today. Cyberspace is a new warfighting domain, which includes almost all major defense acquisition programs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Digital Pentagon

Pete Modigliani

In the face of an increasingly complex operational environment and decreasing defense budget, it is time for a radically new Pentagon approach for the Digital Age. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Virtual PM

Robert L. Weinhold

The era of the Virtual PM is alive and well in an age of cellphones, Blackberries, e-mail, conference calls, flextime and flex place. The project manager no longer can always schedule face-to-face weekly team meetings and must adapt. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Stakeholder Needs and Expectations - Planning Your Agile Project and Program Metrics

William A. Broadus III

A key element in the success of any program is the ability to communicate progress against a baseline of cost, schedule and technical performance within and outside the team. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Risk in Fixed-Price Contracts

David E. Frick, DBA

Shifting risk to the vendor may not always provide the best outcome in the real environment of uncertainty that surrounds many government contracts. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Time Management Tips - For Those Who Don’t Have the Time

Roy Wood, Ph.D.

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

Defense Acquisition Magazine

November - December 2013

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