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Defense Acquisition Magazine January-February 2024


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January - February 2024

NO. 1, DAU 296
ISSN 2637-5060

View as PDF  11 Articles in This Magazine

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Interview With Retired Army Brig. Gen. Al Abramson, Vice President of Strategic Engagement for the National Armaments Consortium

Editorial Staff

Gen. Abramson discusses the use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) and the value of consortia.

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Intellectual Property: A Critical Product Support Enabler for Readiness

Shawn Harrison

Data rights should be obtained early in system development.

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Battlefield Prep With Vendor Threat Mitigation

Donna M. Livingston, Maj. William E. Long Jr., USAF (Ret.), and Cmdr. E. Cory Yoder, USN (Ret.)

DoD’s Vendor Threat Mitigation capability enables commanders to legally deter adversaries seeking to negatively influence commercial support and undermine mission objectives.

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Flying Together: Aligning Air Force Acquisition and Sustainment

Capt. Steven Luna, USAF

An aircraft maintenance officer suggests steps to better integrate acquisition and sustainment and plot a more productive course toward meeting U.S. global challenges.

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Avoiding Organizational Conflicts of Interest

Jennifer Jones

Organizational Conflicts of Interest must be handled carefully to maintain contracting process integrity.

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On Becoming a Program Manager

Owen Gadeken

Leadership is the most important factor in a successful acquisition program.

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Leadership Skills Are Essential for Everyone

Ann Wong, D.Sc., and Maria Briggs

Leadership skills must become the bedrock for developing professional excellence at every level throughout the DoD Acquisition Workforce.

MDAP Program Manager Changes

With the assistance of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Acquisition magazine publishes the names of incoming and outgoing program managers for major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs).

Conferences and Meetings

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.

What's New at DAU?

DAU news, deployment of new credentials, updated online training, available workshops, webinars, and other learning opportunities.

Acquisition News and Highlights

Acquisition-related news, press releases, announcements, and more on topics relevant to the acquisition professional.

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January-February 2024

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