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Defense AT&L - January-February 2016

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

January - February 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  12 Articles in This Magazine

Better Buying Power Principles: What Are They?

Frank Kendall

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

Building Resilient Systems Via Strong Human Systems Integration

Mica R. Endsley, Ph.D.

Programs can use the 60-year foundation of scientific research and engineering in the field of human factors to develop robust systems with significantly reduced risks of human error. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

World War, Then and Now - World War III in the 21st Century

Craig Arndt, D. Eng.

Comprehending the current global struggle, the nature of our enemy—including non-state adversaries—and the 21st-century environment. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The International Defense System After-Action Review - An Industry Perspective

Lawrence E. Casper

The After-Action Review is a powerful tool for recording and analyzing successes and failures that occur while pursuing an international defense contract. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Maritime Autonomy - Reducing the Risk in a High-Risk Program

David Antanitus

An unmanned maritime vessel now being built is the first step in developing autonomous ships capable of extended at-sea operations and minimizing naval personnel and casualties. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Collaborative Supply-Base Risk Assessment - Uncovering Risk With Suppliers Enables Strategic Investments

Jeff Sorenson, Kevin Krot, Jason Krajcovic and Andrew Webb

During the winding down of overseas operations amid budgetary constraints, strategies to assist suppliers are becoming more difficult. Which truly important or critical capabilities are at risk? (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Military Throwaways? Why Acquirers Should Go Disposable

Maj. Patrick Dugan, USAF; Maj. Jon D. McComb, USAF; and Maj. Chad Steipp, USAF

In the face of rapid technological change, the military needs to prepare for regular and ongoing replacement of equipment that has become obsolete. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

For Hire: Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance - Small Firms Meet Growing Demand

France Hoang

In one project, a real-time video feed from a nearby unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) surveilling the surface waters allowed an analyst to identify a problem and rapidly redirect the UAV and sensors. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Data Requirements Review Boards and Their Importance

David Adams

Steps can be taken in contracting to manage data and avoid overload. The many different types of data involved include technical, contractual or financial and administrative data. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Driving Future Change With Army Research, Collaboration and Prototyping

Jeffrey D. From, Debbie S. Couch and Calvin S. Johnson

A functioning prototype is developed rapidly, based on study results. The resulting prototype provided a tangible, functioning mission command tool while facilitating experimentation and continued research. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Freedom of Information Act Requests Six Keys to Handling Them

Michael A. Rodgers

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

My Oar Keeps Breaking How to Move Your Part of the Program Forward

Chad Millette

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

Defense Acquisition Magazine

January - February 2016

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