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Defense AT&L - September-October 2017


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September - October 2017

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  9 Articles in This Magazine

Reimagining Defense Business Acquisition

Dewey DuHadway, Howard Harris, Melissa Naroski Merker and Scott Smith

The business capability acquisition cycle approved early this year aims to rapidly deploy capabilities addressing identified needs within approved cost, schedule and performance limits. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Making DoD an Employer of Choice

René Thomas-Rizzo

Surging Defense Acquisition Workforce retirements have led the Department of Defense (DoD) to initiate a new outreach and branding campaign to attract qualified new applicants. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Renovating the Senior Executive Service

Don O’Neill

Established software engineering methods and thinking in a systems context can provide collaborative leadership skills—as senior executive retirements increase. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Budget Forecasting and Procurement Dynamics

Claude L. Cable, DBA, CFCM

It’s time to examine the role of cost estimates in controlling cost—and of procurement dynamics in providing a structure for cost estimates and budget forecasting. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Are We There Yet?

Jennifer Miller, DBA

The Unfinished Journey to DoD Auditability  
Budgetary fights, government shutdowns, hiring freezes and furloughs have delayed arrival of full DoD auditability. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Cybersecurity and Acquisition Life-Cycle Integration Tool

Steve Mills and Tim Denman

Cybersecurity too often is an afterthought in acquisition; this is shortsighted and can create exceptional risk. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Interoperability Testing

Thomas L. Conroy II, Ed.D.

The concept of architecture provides the best avenue for understanding how systems and components are connected to provide operational effectiveness. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Scrum of Scrums

Maj Stephanie “Jill” Raps, USAF

Scaling Up Agile to Create Efficiencies, Reduce Redundancies  
The Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center recently adopted Scrum, collaborative management of the Defense Medical Logistics Standard System. Scrum is based on “inspect and adapt” feedback and real-world results. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Rules Needed for Buying Pre-Owned Equipment

Tyler Turpin

The federal government can learn something from how various state governments regulate used equipment purchases. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Defense Acquisition Magazine

September - October 2017

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