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Defense AT&L - September-October 2015

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

September - October 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  10 Articles in This Magazine

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

Frank Kendall

DoD Use of Commercial Acquisition Practices —When They Apply and When They Do Not (To print a PDF copy of this article,click here.)

Tailoring and Critical Thinking—Key Principles for Acquisition Success

Mike Kotzian, Michael Paul and Jesse Stewart

Nontraditional approaches to acquisition program management now can provide future programs with examples of ways to increase cost-effectiveness, efficiency and success. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Cost Capability Analysis Introduction to a Technique

Frank Delsing

Small capability tradeoffs can help achieve large savings under new acquisition initiatives. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Are You Experienced? The Case for Acquisition Professional Qualification Standards

Thomas H. Miller

Leadership from experienced professionals is needed to improve the performance of acquisition programs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Boosting System Reliability Through Modeling and Simulation

Lisa Carroll with Keith D. Adkins, Jr.; Mark J. Brudnak, Ph.D.; and Michael F. Pohland

Better Test and Evaluation execution is needed to maximize returns on investment, given budget constraints and widespread failure to demonstrate established reliability requirements. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Turning “Desirements” into Requirements

Charles Court

Requirements are supported analytically, but the analysis must constantly respond to changing external threats and prevent requirements creep into desired but unnecessary features. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Did the Navy Get Taken?

John Krieger

Negotiating the best deal could capture increased value even from discontinued government equipment and resources. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Defense Systems Trade Show An Industry Perspective

Lawrence E. Casper

Improving the approach to trade shows and exhibitions can maximize benefits for government participation (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Labs The Innovation Engine for Sustaining Our Quality Edge

Dale Ormond and Edie Williams, Ed.D.

The 60 DoD Labs can speed the flow of technology into acquisition programs. The first DoD Lab Day at the Pentagon featured more than 100 exhibits. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Briefing Executives

Roy Wood, Ph.D.

Some tips on how to organize an effective briefing of a general, a flag officer or a senior executive. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Preserving the Dinosaurs or At Least Their Knowledge!

Steven Jones

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

Defense Acquisition Magazine

September - October 2015

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