Critical Thinking for the Federal Auditor
Gabrielle G. McClure-Nelson
Constituents agree that critical thinking is an important competency for the federal auditor. Herein, the author researches how the federal auditor perceives the importance of critical thinking and what practical means exist to develop this important skill.
McClure-Nelson, G. G. (2019). Critical thinking for the federal auditor. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 27(1), 2–26. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.19-830.27.01
Complexity in an Unexpected Place: Quantities in Selected Acquisition Reports
Gregory A. Davis and David M. Tate
Quantity reporting in the Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) is the focus of this article. The authors make the case that SARs are much like custom manufactured parts in that each one is unique, but good processes could still make them more uniform and useful.
Davis, G. A., & Tate, D. M. (2019). Complexity in an unexpected place: Quantities in selected acquisition reports. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 27(1), 28–59. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.19-832.27.01
Risk-Based ROI, Capital Budgeting, and Portfolio Optimization in the Department of Defense
This research illustrates and recommends approaches of modeling methodology and development of military value metrics, and how to combine them into a defensible, reusable, extensible, and practical approach within portfolios of programs. The author showcases how the methodologies can be applied to develop a comprehensive and analytically robust case study that senior leadership at the DoD might utilize to make optimal decisions.
Mun, J. (2019). Risk-based ROI, capital budgeting, and portfolio optimization in the Department of Defense. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 27(1), 60–107. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.19-829.27.01
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