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DEFENSE ACQUISITION MAGAZINE

 

November - December 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  9 Articles in This Magazine

Looking Forward Into 2021 thumbnail image of five planes in the sky

Looking Forward Into 2021 Challenges and Successes Across DoD and the Defense Industries

DAU President Jim Woolsey’s interview with Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Accomplishments won and challenges to face in a time of rising challenges from COVID and tensions abroad. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

The Next Little-Known Flexible Acquisition Authority thumbnail image of two hands holding puzzle pieces

The Next Little-Known Flexible Acquisition Authority

Stephen Speciale and Diane Sidebottom

The use of Procurements for Experimental Purposes can provide another way to expedite acquisitions for certain programs under certain conditions. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

An Air Force Acquisition Leader Looks Back . . . and Ahead thumbnail image of plane in the sky

An Air Force Acquisition Leader Looks Back . . . and Ahead

DAU President Jim Woolsey’s Interview With Lt Gen Robert D. McMurry Jr., USAF

Lessons learned from the long career of the Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Becoming a Virtual Learner in the Defense Acquisition Community thumbnail image of a person on their laptop in a Zoom meeting

Becoming a Virtual Learner in the Defense Acquisition Community

Owen Gadeken

DAU training and support to the workforce have transitioned from classroom training to the virtual environment. Here’s a look at where we are in this ongoing change. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

A New Energy for Old Problems thumbnail image of a hand holding a green lightbulb

A New Energy for Old Problems

Jane Roschen, Divina Li, and Clara Pomper

Our Experience Using the Lean Startup Technique to Solve a Policy Problem. A university study group examines “green steps” to achieve energy savings in managing federal buildings. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Acquisition Sustainability Within a Globalized Industrial Base thumbnail image of old computer parts

Acquisition Sustainability Within a Globalized Industrial Base

Don O’Neill

Just how did the Defense Industrial Base morph into a globalized industrial base, and what are the implications? (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Leadership Perspectives—Pupil, Peer, Professional thumbnail image of a person walking down infinite stairs

Leadership Perspectives—Pupil, Peer, Professional

Jennifer Miller

A look at multiple ways to build a talented, ethical, and committed workforce. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

Market Research—Promise or Problem? thumbnail image of a woman in a suit using a bullhorn to shout at a man in a suit on opposite sites of a cliff

Market Research—Promise or Problem? When Bidder Protests Impact Your Office

Dennis P. Longo

Overreliance on market research can trigger reversals if there is a failure to allow and weigh competitive bidding. (To print a PDF copy of this article, click here.)

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Defense Acquisition Magazine

November - December 2020

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