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Defense AT&L - November-December 2016


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November - December 2016

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  10 Articles in This Magazine

When and When Not to Accelerate Acquisitions

Frank Kendall

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

An Overview of Additive Manufacturing

Mark Vitale, Mark Cotteleer and John Holdowsky

Various technologies, processes and end-market applications are involved in additive manufacturing (AM). Flexibility can be increased and capital requirements reduced by AM to achieve greater scope and economies of scale. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Ensuring a Safe Technological Revolution

William E. Frazier. Ph.D.; Elizabeth L. McMichael; Jennifer Wolk, Ph.D.; and Caroline Scheck

AM could radically change how the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Navy and their partners and allies develop, manufacture and support their platforms and systems. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Digital Thread as the Key Enabler

Col. Keith Bearden, USAF

Digital engineering can help the Air Force refine engineering roles, improve technical information management and standardization and make possible decisions of high quality with seamless communication. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Separating Hype from Reality

Raymond Langlais Jr., Nick Avdellas, Colin Finfrock, Russ Salley and Madelyn Newcomb

AM is evolving rapidly from its past use in prototyping into a computer-enhanced method of end-use production with great potential for DoD use. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Additive Manufacturing as a Sustainment Enabler

Marilyn Gaska, Ph.D., and Teresa Clement, Ph.D.

Recently sharpened awareness of AM’s potential as a sustainment and maintenance enabler has resulted in public-private partnerships. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Harnessing the Potential of Additive Manufacturing and Competition

Bill Decker

AM can enable the manufacturing of parts and components closer to the point of need for U.S. military forces. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Paradigm Shift - AM and the New Way of War

Brett P. Conner

In order to realize AM’s potential, the DoD must actively pivot away from past acquisition, logistics, sustainment and contracting practices predicated on the centralization of manufacturing. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Metals Additive Manufacturing - Great Promise in Mitigating Shortages but Some Risks Remain

Drew Miller, Ed Morris and Greg Colvin

AM is revolutionizing how parts are designed and produced, shrinking development and delivery times, and yielding improved performance at lower per unit cost. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Driving Innovation to Support the Warfighter - Additive Manufacturing Initiatives Within the Defense Logistics Agency

Kelly Morris

AM can provide spare parts affordably where regular commercial production sources are diminishing, or when the parts are obsolete or conventionally have long lead times. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Getting AM Up to Speed - Across the Army Life Cycle

Stacey L. Clark

The Army is interested in AM for point of- use manufacturing, weight reduction, reduced payloads, multiple-use materials, and repairs.

Great Expectations - AM in the Joint Advanced Manufacturing Region

Dan Green and Kristin Holzworth, Ph.D.

The Naval Innovation Vision represented a bold plan. Execution was pushed to the deck-plate level. Individuals realized they needed to work together as a team. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Implications of AM for the Navy Supply Chain

CAPT Armen Kurdian, USN

Strategic deployment of AM machines throughout the supply chain, coupled with the right business model, is an imperative need if the Navy is to fully achieve the benefits of this technology.

Challenges of Enterprise-Wide AM for Air Force Sustainment

Debora Naguy

For high-tech aerospace components, AM is a cost-effective, tool-less production that can address many current Air Force supply chain challenges. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)



Collateral Damage - Potential Unintended Consequences in Aerospace and Defense Industrial Base

Kenneth W. Sullivan, Ph.D., P.E; John Rice; Phil Farrington, Ph.D.; and Theodore Mayeshiba

The University of Alabama and the DAU examined potential AM impacts on the U.S. rocket propulsion industrial base to determine AM’s applicability to the aerospace and defense industry. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Foundational Principles For a Successful Life-Cycle Product Support Strategy

Bill Kobren

Some fundamental truths regularly arise concerning long-term infrastructure — or weapons system—sustainment. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

November - December 2016

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