Defense Acquisition Magazine November-December 2022
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Life Cycle Sustainment Plan:
A New Outline for Product Support Planning and Execution
Christopher J. Lowman
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment details if, how, and when program managers need to conform their plans to the new format, the first major update in five years.
Contracting for Success
John M. Tenaglia
The Principal Director for Pricing and Contracting in the Office of the Under Secretary discusses generalized requirements solicitations and other streamlined contracting methods.
Solving Hard Problems Is Multifaceted
And We’re Missing Some Important Pieces
CAPT Tim Hill, USN (Ret.) and Diana Teel
Rapid fielding and true game-changing capability deliveries remain exceptions. And DoD’s evaluation process is flawed on bringing in nontraditional defense market participants.
Cybersecurity Zero Trust—The Time is Now
Though no panacea, great promise is offered by designing systems with Zero Trust principles using a systematic and comprehensive approach to cybersecurity.
Prioritize Medical S&T Investments And Fulfill Capability Gaps
Mark Dertzbaugh, Ph.D.
The Army’s medical research program faces challenges from budgetary constraints and a reorientation to conform with broader defense priorities.
Accounting Shape Shifters—
The Nature and (Mis-) Behavior of Costs
Gabrielle G. McClure-Nelson, DBA
Reimbursement of contractor costs can prove to be a problematic exercise, depending upon how the costs are labeled.
Recognition Where Due
Tips for Writing Nominations That Will Win Awards
An experienced nomination writer offers observations and lessons learned to help award nominees and those who write their nomination packages.
Conferences and Meetings
Current conferences and meetings of interest to Defense Acquisition readers. Links provided to registration and additional information.
The latest awards and recognition received for work well done.
What's New at DAU
Deployment of new credentials, available workshops, webinars, and other new learning opportunities.
Research, Technology, and Innovation
Learn about recent innovation, initiatives, and achievements.
Leadership & Policy
New policy initiatives and recently appointed or nominated DoD policy leaders.
Career Development Opportunities
Information on DoD and Service-related programs that can benefit careers in the Defense Acquisition workforce.
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