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Defense Acquisition March-April 2020

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

March - April 2020

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

Innovations in Program Management Training The PMT 401 Experience

Owen Gadeken and Bobbie DeLeon

A major goal of the course is to hone students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Distributed Leadership to Empower Acquisition Professionals

W.A. Schleckser, D.Mgt.

In the digital age information is more broadly accessible than before, altering the dynamics of social and organizational cultures. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Today’s Complexities Demand More Chefs, Fewer Cooks!

David Riel

Acquisition’s different, complex situations require different urgencies, tools, and solutions. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Adapting DAU to Change for the Warfighter

Diane Bublak

Classroom time is being reduced to concentrate on immediate results and better performance in the acquisition workplace. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Did Our Budget Go Up or Down? Using a Five-Arrows Budget Analysis

George Cho and Don Jenkins

Looking at budget requests and approvals from several angles, past and present, produces a more accurate and useful picture. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

What Are Prototypes? Very Useful, But Not Panaceas

Brian Dudd

Prototyping aids decision making in early stages of design and acquisition, but is one of many system development tools. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Enabling Software Innovation Across the DoD

Jeremiah Robertson and Trey Bonner

Rapidly evolving threats require a new and highly adaptive strategy for software development and acquisitions. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The New Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards: Recognizing the Importance of Software

Jeff Boleng and Maggie Sizer

A look at some of the excellent also-ran contenders for the recently inaugurated software awards. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Evolving Naval Mine Warfare for the 2020s and Beyond

James Landreth, P.E

The United States must develop new solutions and establish maritime superiority in areas vulnerable to explosive mines. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Challenges Facing Non-traditional Contractors Communicating With a Redefined Industrial Base

Michael P. Fischetti

How can DoD increase its non-traditional business partnerships to maintain the U.S. military edge? (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

March - April 2020

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