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Defense AT&L - September-October 2014


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September - October 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  11 Articles in This Magazine

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

Frank Kendall

Ethics and Acquisition Professionalism: It is All About Trust (To print a PDF copy of this article,click here.)

Boosting Access to Government Rocket Science

John F. Rice

DAU’s South Region leads a study for a joint DoD-NASA organization to develop a strategy for reinvigorating the propulsion industrial base. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

International Arms Sales - An Industry Perspective

Lawrence E. Casper

Most national governments give defense a top priority, but what they ultimately procure in weapons systems may reveal further underlying motives and priorities. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Critical Thinking - A Missing Ingredient in DoD’s Acquisition (Education) System

Sean M. Frisbee and Scott Reynolds

The complex and unstable environment surrounding federal procurement makes thorough preparation of the acquisition workforce particularly difficult but also more important than ever. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

What the Acquisition Workforce Knows

Stephen V. Reeves

Outcomes ultimately matter, but calls for reforming “the process” run into difficulty given greater emphasis “on things not going wrong than on assuring most things go right.” (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Acquisition Challenges of a Lethal Virus

Col. Russell E. Coleman, USA

The Ebola virus outbreak in Africa presents a challenge—and a real learning experience — for the Defense Department’s Chemical and Biological Defense program. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Tiny Nanoparticles —A Big Battlefield Impact?

Donald Kennedy

Tiny metallic nanoparticles can change the landscape of defense technology—from helping conceal the location of warfighters to providing transparent displays in vehicles (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Army Acquisition Lessons Learned

Jill Iracki

A center established within the last four years collects, analyzes and disseminates the U.S. Army’s acquisition experience and includes a knowledge management portal for program executive offices. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Cybersecurity Challenges for Program Managers

Steve Mills and Rob Goldsmith

Program managers need the right policies, processes, people and tools to counter cybersecurity threats in Defense Department acquisition programs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Accounting for Every Kilowatt

Maj. Mark Gillman, USA, William M. Singleton, Robert A. Wilson, William Cotta, John Donnal, James Paris and Steven Leeb

Field tests of a load monitor being developed at MIT promise improved management of electricity use by forwarddeployed soldiers.

More Time Management Tips for Busy People

Roy Wood, Ph.D.

Sometimes you just have to tear into time-consuming items and tasks. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

September - October 2014

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