Defense Acquisition Magazine November-December 2023
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Taylor-Kale discusses policies to enhance and broaden our industrial base, its workforce and supply chain, and the role of small businesses.
Our warfighting acquisition culture must shift from a static, hardware-centric perspective and adopt an agile, software-centric approach.
The wide misunderstanding of the phrase “best effort” in cost-re¬imbursement contracts can lower DoD officials’ expectations of de¬fense contractors.
Proposed changes and clarifications in the Major Capability Acquisition and Middle Tier of Acquisition Pathways, as embodied in the Adaptive Acquisition Framework, will emphasize “deliver at the speed of relevance.”
A systematic review and documentation of overall quality points, as defined by Garvin’s Eight Dimensions of Quality, can help ensure best results in defense acquisition.
The AWACS Program Management Office resolved a major improper data rights markings dispute, freeing the government from a multibillion-dollar sole-source contract on sustainment.
Applying the principles of aerial maneuver warfare to cybersecurity could help reduce the risk and impact of cyberattacks and data breaches.
There are five key steps to follow in gaining management savvy as a government acquisitions professional.
Current conferences and meetings of interest to Defense Acquisition readers. Links provided to registration and additional information. Inclusion herein is for informational purposes only and does not in any way imply DAU or Department of Defense endorsement of any particular event or organization
Deployment of new credentials, available workshops, webinars, and other new learning opportunities.
The latest awards and recognition received for work well done.
Information on DoD and Service-related programs that can benefit careers in the Defense Acquisition workforce.
New policy initiatives and recently appointed or nominated DoD policy leaders.
Learn about recent innovation, initiatives, and achievements.
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