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Defense AT&L - November-December 2014


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November - December 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  12 Articles in This Magazine

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

Frank Kendall

Technological Superiority and Better Buying Power 3.0 (To print a PDF copy of this article,click here.)

Please Reduce Cycle Time

Brian Schultz

Time is precious, and schedule or cycle time is an important part of the cost-schedule-performance triad that determines outcomes. Program managers should consider both macro and micro aspects of cycle time when managing schedule risk and opportunities. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Big IDEA—Dynamic Stakeholder Management

Lt. Col. Franklin D. Gaillard II, USAF and Frank Gaillard, Ph.D.

To achieve program goals, program managers need a comprehensive strategy that builds support, enables advocacy and provides an underpinning for managing acquisition success. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Think Portfolios, Not Programs

Mike Janiga and Pete Modigliani

The Department of Defense can foster dynamic and innovative solutions for tomorrow’s warfighter by designing acquisition portfolios that deliver an integrated suite of capabilities. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Mining Hidden Gems—Extract Information Systems’ Value

John Kruse and Maura Slattery

The rewards of Enterprise Integration activity, in bringing together disparate systems and data, are not realized as often as they could be and can outweigh the costs and risks. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Path to Software Cost Control

Dr. James R. Eckardt, Timothy L. Davis, Richard A. Stern, Dr. Cindy S. Wong, Richard K. Marymee and Arde L. Bedjanian

Collecting, tracking and containing software defects in the phase where they occur is an excellent cost-control management practice. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here..)

Meaningful Metrics —Measuring Success of Software Integration Testing Labs

Christian Hagen, Steven Hurt and Andrew Williams

The U.S. military is moving from a world dominated by advanced hardware to one of fully integrated, complex systems of both hardware and software. This makes it even more important for the military to understand how to measure and test systems with data-driven metrics and easily measurable results. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Avoiding Proprietary Problems—A Software Clean-Room Method

Don O’Neill

The procurement of most government software as commercial off-the-shelf products with limited or restricted rights increases the need for alertness to intellectual property considerations. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

General TCF Closure Tasks in the U.S. Army Signal Corps

Capt. Jeffrey P. Stevens, USA

A deployed Expeditionary Signal Battalion in Afghanistan faced a unique challenge in learning how to close a Technical Control Facility that supports 
secure and nonsecure information exchange, including e-mail and files. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

A View From Space—NASA Systems Engineering and Test

Woody Spring

Integrated processes that NASA and DoD share provide a methodology for designing and realizing systems—and 
for planning, assessing and controlling the technical development effort as it evolves. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

November - December 2014

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