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Defense AT&L - September-October 2016

DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

September - October 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  13 Articles in This Magazine

Manufacturing Innovation and Technological Superiority

Frank Kendall

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

Learning From the Past to Plan for the Future - Restoring Manufacturing for National Security

A. Adele Ratcliff

The Department of Defense establishes eight Manufacturing Institutes to promote emerging technologies and deliver new capabilities to the warfighter. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Keeping Track of Horseshoe Nails Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment

Bradley K. Nelson

The central need for an adequate and reliable supply of critical warfighting materials long before the outbreak of hostilities applies to both big-ticket items and 
simpler and more generic ones. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Stitching Together the “Digital Thread”

Jacob Goodwin

One institute is charged with expanding the field of “digital manufacturing and design,” or the creative use of data at every stage of the manufacturing process to increase efficiency and speed while cutting cost. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Manufacturing Technology Program - Bringing Innovation to the Warfighter

Tracy Frost and Scott Frost

The ManTech Program is charged with bringing affordable cutting-edge technologies to acquisition program managers through new manufacturing and production processes and systems.

When America Makes, America Works - A Successful Public-Private 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) Partnership

Jennifer Fielding, Ph.D.; Ed Morris; Rob Gorham; Emily Fehrman Cory, Ph.D.; and Scott Leonard

This national institute aims to accelerate additive manufacturing innovation and its widespread adoption by bridging the gap between basic research and commercialization. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Breath of Life - Rising From the Valley of Death

Melinda Woods

Expansion of domestic and commercial production of materials—including cutting-edge technologies—essential to national defense is a strategy for controlling national defense costs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Bringing Metals Into the 21st Century

Joe Steele

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow looks to revolutionizing the melting, shaping or casting of metal to meet current manufacturing and defense needs, while conserving resources and energy. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

NextFlex - Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing

Eric Forsythe, Ph.D., and Benjamin J. Leever, Ph.D.

The Silicon Valley’s regional electronic manufacturing entrepreneurs and a robust U.S. network of manufacturing nodes are harnessed to advance a national flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing ecosystem. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

AIM Photonics - Tomorrow’s Technology at the Speed of Light

Michael Liehr

Transmitting light through optical fiber is being examined as a way to increase speed and complexity of electrical devices without a drastic increase in cost, power consumption and heat that could create a barrier to further miniaturization. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

A Fabric Revolution - AFFOA Is Weaving the Next Fiber and Textile Revolution

Stephen Luckowski, Deborah Kahan and Abhai Kumar

Breakthroughs in fiber materials and manufacturing soon will produce fabrics that sense, communicate, store and convert energy, regulate temperature, monitor health and change color.

Strategic Planning Shaping Future Success

Brian Schultz

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

Holistic Contract - Administration in Army Forces Abroad

MAJ Tina L. Ramirez, USA; Donald P. Gatewood; SSG Eric L. Kirkpatrick, USA; SSG Krishna K. Menon, USA

Defense Acquisition Magazine

September - October 2016

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