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Defense Acquisition May-June 2020

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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

May - June 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

Data Analytics and the Adaptive Acquisition Framework

Joseph W. Moschler Jr., Michael C. McGhee, and Alexander J. D’Amore

A data-based approach will enable informed decisions on critical matters, leading to the more effective use of the DoD budget and improved acquisition outcomes. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Shrinking Private Supplier Base and Acquisition Reform

Gilbert B. Diaz

In today’s global economy portions of our supplier base are located overseas, and what remains within the Continental U.S. faces constant pressure from competing, commercial opportunities. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Effectively Communicating the Acquisition Impact

LTC Kevin P. Shilley, USA

To effectively communicate with key stakeholders outside the acquisition community, contracting professionals must change their terminology and approach and move from a technical to a more relatable dialogue. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Afghanistan Operations Reconstruction Part II: Capabilities Development and Sustainment

Eugene A. Razzetti

There are ways to identify and focus a “capability gap” and reduce or close it completely. Sustainment (of the identified solution) is an important key to success. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Marines and the Future of Unmanned Systems

James Landreth, Capt. Shelby A. Ochs, USMC, and Capt. Matthew Riloff, USMC

Past unmanned deployments were in areas where U.S. forces could rapidly establish uncontested air space and local maritime superiority. Future operations are expected to occur in contested or denied environments. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Why Isn’t All Information Technology a Matter of National Security?

Michael R. Cirillo

Bureaucratic constraints prevent us from seeing IT through an operational lens, causes poor IT governance, hampers innovation and, most importantly, prevents the strengthening of national security. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Diagramming the Anatomy of a Project

Don O’Neill

Program diagramming demands the right mix of generalist and specialist skills, combining both interconnecting parts and depth of knowledge. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Aesop’s Guide to Litigating Under Other Transactions

John Krieger and Richard Fowler

For a relevant perspective on litigation under other transaction agreements, consider Aesop’s fable, “The Doe and the Lion.” The acquisition moral: “In avoiding one evil, do not fall into another”—that of litigation. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Contract Award Protest Rulings Highlights From the GAO Report for 2019

Janel C. Wallace, J.D.

A review of these examples may help acquisition managers avoid errors and reversals in future evaluations and awards. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

May - June 2020

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