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Defense AT&L - September-October 2013

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

September - October 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  14 Articles in This Magazine

The Trouble with TRLs

Frank Kendall

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

Dispelling the Myths of DoD’s Affordability Policy

Chad J.R. Ohlandt, Ph.D.

Affordability policy is about establishing the dollar amount the Component is willing to spend on the desired capability in the context of all other fiscal demands over the long term. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Focusing on Professionalism

René Thomas-Rizzo and Jill DeMella

Initiatives are taken to improve the Acquisition Workforce through higher leadership standards, relevant qualification requirements and increased recognition of excellence. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Building a Culture of Efficiency in Blue Force Tracking Technology

COL Michael Thurston, USA; LTC Bryan “BJ” Stephens, USA; LTC Mark R. Daniels, USA; and James Steinberger

On battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army has digitized awareness to reduce the “fog of war,” delivering substantial cost savings as it upgrades the technology for future operations. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Navy Raises the Bar

CAPT Mark Vandroff, USN and Robert Kimble

Should - cost management and promoting effective competition figure prominently in the course the Navy is following. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Air Force Implementation is Off the Ground

Richard W. Lombardi

The Air Force runway for BBP 2.0 adds each Service task to a scheduling tool, categorizing it by the initiative it supports. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Building a Culture of Cost Consciousness

CAPT Cate Mueller, USN

Statute, policy and process along with accountability and strategic communication are used to improve acquisitions outcomes. Success stories and lessons learned are to be shared. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

DoD Open Systems Architecture Contract Guidebook for Program Managers A Tool for Effective Competition

Nickolas Guertin and Thomas Hurt

Use of best practices from across the Services is a powerful and effective way for the DoD to restore affordability and productivity by better utilizing its “buying power.” (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Shift Left! - Test Earlier in the Life Cycle

Steven J. Hutchison, Ph.D.

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

Fiscal Challenges Within Defense Acquisitions - A Marine Corps Project Officer’s View

Maj. Romeo Paolo Cubas, USMC

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

Apt Slogans for Acquisition in Austere Times

Roy L. Wood, Ph.D.

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

Realizing Your Extraordinary Future Through Executive Coaching

Lois M. Harper

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

DAU Consulting Might Be the Right Enabler - To Improve Your Acquisition Outcomes

Karon Curry, Rob Tremaine, Tom VandenBerg and Duane Mallicoat

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

Defense Acquisition Magazine

September - October 2013

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