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Defense Acquisition November-December 2019

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

November - December 2019

Defense Acquisition is a bimonthly magazine published by DAU Press for senior military personnel, civilians, defense contractors, and defense industry professionals in program management and acquisition, technology and logistics workforce.

ISSN 2637-5060

View as PDF  11 Articles in This Magazine

Protecting Critical DoD Information

Tim Denman

Myriad vulnerabilities affect defense information—given the various contractors’ networks, systems and subsystems that handle the information. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Intelligence Acquisitions - Policy Complexity Drives Critical Thinking

Carol J. McIlwain, Ph.D., and Christopher J. Page

Challenge-driven leadership, focused on problem solving, can advance technology’s state of the art. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Disasters in the Making - When Critical Thinking and Ethical Persistence Do Not Converge

Sherwood “Woody” Spring and Robert L. Tremaine

Almost all accidents or disasters follow warning signs that could have resulted in avoidance of the catastrophe. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Learning at the Speed of Relevance

Joni Dowling, Ph.D., and Ryan Johnson, Ph.D.

Developing new technology is no longer a guarantee of success in global defense matters; it is important to more quickly integrate and adapt to the new technology. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Quest for Rapid Acquisition - There Are Some Who Call Us … Test?

Lt Col Mark Massano, USAF

A key to success at the speed of relevance involves Test early and throughout programs. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Whom Can You Trust? Mitigating Security Risk in Industrial Base Investments

Daniel M. Hartnett

Manipulation by foreign states increasingly threatens the security of U.S. industrial base investments. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

System Integration - Enabling Capability Through Connectivity

Eugene A. Razzetti

System integration is a major failing in many programs. Success is more likely when program managers focus on integration throughout the program, not just at the end. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Contracting Officer Leadership - The Essential Ingredient

Michael P. Fischetti, J.D., CPCM, CAE

U.S. national security requires dramatic improvement in “cost, schedule and performance” of the defense acquisition system. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Credibility: The Second Currency of Acquisition

Col Todd E. Wiest, USAF

Opening dialogue with users and addressing what they want will help increase our credibility with stakeholders. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Cutting Time and Costs for Controlled Substance Orders

Zachary S. Connor

A Web-based application developed by the Joint Medical Logistics Functional Development Center dramatically cut order processing and delivery time and expense. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

November - December 2019

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