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Defense AT&L - November-December 2015

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

November - December 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  12 Articles in This Magazine

Innovation in the Defense Acquisition Enterprise

Frank Kendall

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

Where Have All the Nunn-McCurdys Gone?

Mark Husband, Dr. Eng.

There has been a sharp reduction over recent years in the number of critical and significant cost, schedule and performance shortfalls in defense programs. Defense analysts have strong opinions about why. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Top Performing PMs - How DAU Develops Them

Owen C. Gadeken

Critical thinking is a crucial part of the specialized executive-level training for managers who head the most expensive and critical major acquisition programs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Leadership 101

Scott Reynolds

The characteristics and cultures of extraordinary teams are examined, along with those who manage them. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Getting the Best Value in a Source Selection

Brian Schultz and David Dotson

Competition is a key element in acquisition, but greater value is not always tied to lower prices or cost savings. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

A Contract Requirement Rule for Program Managers

Paul Solomon

The Project Management Body of Knowledge is weighed against an approach integrating systems engineering and risk management with the Earned Value Management System. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Delphi, Dice and Dominos - Techniques to Understand and Mitigate Technical Risk

David L. Gallop

Three simple techniques can be used separately or together to avoid common logic traps in managing technical risk. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

If Your Technology Works, Will It Matter?

Ryan Umstattd. Ph.D.

It is important to go beyond groundbreaking research and develop credible paths for commercializing advanced technologies. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Bridging the Technology Valley of Death in Joint Medical Development

Anthony E. Pusateri, Ph.D.; Victor W. Macdonald, Ph.D.; Michael B. Given, Ph.D.; Scott F. Walter, P.E.; and W. Keith Prusaczyk, Ph.D.

Planning is needed so research can provide improved military capabilities. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Myth of Data Rights

Peter A. Czech

Industry now is the leading source of research and development funding, and this requires a new government consciousness of intellectual property rights. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Early Birds in Korea - ”Exporting” Defense AT&L Has Far- Reaching Impact

DT Tripp and Hwa Yu

A South Korean defense agency uses a U.S. Department of Defense magazine to improve acquisition. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

November - December 2015

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