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End of October 2020 DAU LOG Blog Compendium of October 2020 DAU LOG Blog Compendium2020-10-30T12:00:00Z and Weapon Systems/Naval Aviation at Sea.JPG, and Weapon Systems/Naval Aviation at Sea.JPG and Weapon Systems/Naval Aviation at Sea.JPG<div class="ExternalClass8BCBA25593F945A1A06159B4D574E54D">In view of our rapidly evolving product support environment and the commensurate increase in the number of DAU LOG Blog posts that continues to result, as a public service, I’ve undertaken an initiative to provide readers with a monthly summary of the past month’s LOG Blog topics in case there are any recent posts of particular interest that you might have missed.<br> <br> Forty-four October 2020 <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog">DAU LOG Blog posts</a> are available for your reading pleasure at. Enjoy! This past month’s topics included: <ul> <li>10/30/2020 End of October 2020 DAU LOG Blog Compendium</li> <li>10/30/2020 October 2020 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 2)</li> <li>10/29/2020 OTA and MTA: A Study in Contrasts</li> <li>10/29/2020 Key Product Support Policy Requirements</li> <li>10/28/2020 Latest Issue of Product Support Pulse Newsletter</li> <li>10/28/2020 Save the Date for 2021 DoD PSM Workshop</li> <li>10/27/2020 Sustainment Considerations for Other Transactions</li> <li>10/27/2020 Interim Competency List for the 12th IPS Element</li> <li>10/26/2020 DAU Webcasts for the week of October 26-30</li> <li>10/26/2020 New GAO Report on Counterfeit Goods</li> <li>10/23/2020 Winners of 2020 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards</li> <li>10/23/2020 Foundational Tenets Undergird Transformation Success</li> <li>10/22/2020 Artificial Intelligence as a Product Support Enabler</li> <li>10/22/2020 DAU Deploys New Reliability Centered Maintenance Training</li> <li>10/21/2020 New Nov-Dec 2020 Issue of Defense Acquisition Magazine</li> <li>10/21/2020 Three New Interdisciplinary DAU Courses Deploy</li> <li>10/20/2020 Real-Time DoD Additive Manufacturing News</li> <li>10/20/2020 An Important DAU Transformation Update</li> <li>10/19/2020 Two Air Force Readiness Initiatives of Interest</li> <li>10/19/2020 DAU Webcasts for the week of October 19-23</li> <li>10/16/2020 Sixth Annual Acquisition Training Day Fast Approaching</li> <li>10/16/2020 A Data Strategy and an IP Strategy: A Study in Contrasts</li> <li>10/15/2020 Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft ACQuipedia Article</li> <li>10/15/2020 October 2020 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)</li> <li>10/14/2020 Special DDR&E Journal Issue on Additive Manufacturing</li> <li>10/14/2020 New MIL-Standard 881 Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)</li> <li>10/13/2020 New 2020 Department of Defense Data Strategy</li> <li>10/13/2020 Three More DAU LOG Classes Receive ACE Credit</li> <li>10/12/2020 New DoD DMSMS Management Plan (DMP) Template</li> <li>10/12/2020 DAU Webcasts for the week of October 12-16</li> <li>10/9/2020 Back-to-Basics Workforce Transformation Website</li> <li>10/9/2020 New Report on Using Other Transactions</li> <li>10/8/2020 Revamped and Updated DAU Training Courses</li> <li>10/8/2020 End of FY20 State of DAU Life Cycle Logistics Union</li> <li>10/7/2020 New DAU Requirements and Program Office Training</li> <li>10/7/2020 New GAO Report on Alternative Agreements</li> <li>10/6/2020 Coming Soon: New DAU "AM Zone" Webcast Series!</li> <li>10/6/2020 Fall 2020 4th Estate DACM Newsletter</li> <li>10/5/2020 DAU Webcasts for the week of Oct 5-9</li> <li>10/5/2020 New Software Acquisition Pathway Policy</li> <li>10/2/2020 Earning Digital Badges for Completing DAU Courses</li> <li>10/2/2020 Bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force Report</li> <li>10/1/2020 Sept 2020 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 2)</li> <li>10/1/2020 Agile Software Development Explained</li> </ul></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/End-of-October-2020-DAU-LOG-Blog-Compendium
October 2020 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 2) 2020 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 2)2020-10-30T12:00:00Z and Weapon Systems/Navy Patrol Boat at Sunset.JPG, and Weapon Systems/Navy Patrol Boat at Sunset.JPG and Weapon Systems/Navy Patrol Boat at Sunset.JPG<div class="ExternalClassA4A98C101E7B4E368ADF5EDDE62031DB"><p>Welcome to part two of our regular bi-monthly summary of recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) <a href="">reports and primers</a> on a range of defense-, weapon system, acquisition, pandemic-, and supply chain management-related topics. Several <a href="">recent issuances of potential interest</a> to the defense acquisition workforce community include: </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Defense Primer: Electronic Warfare</li> <li>Navy Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress</li> <li>Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress</li> <li>Renewed Great Power Competition: Implications for Defense—Issues for Congress</li> <li>China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress</li> <li>Navy Constellation (FFG-62) Class Frigate (Previously FFG[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress</li> <li>U.S.-China Strategic Competition in South and East China Seas: Background and Issues for Congress</li> <li>Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)</li> <li>Status of U.S.-Russian Nuclear Arms Control Talks</li> <li>The New START Treaty: Central Limits and Key Provisions</li> <li>The Army’s New Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model</li> <li>Defense Primer: Naval Forces</li> <li>International Discussions Concerning Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems</li> <li>Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress</li> <li>Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress</li> </ul> As I regularly remind readers when I share information about these reports (and particularly for those not familiar with the CRS), the organization “…serves as nonpartisan shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress. It operates solely at the behest of and under the direction of Congress. Information in a CRS Report should not be relied upon for purposes other than public understanding of information that has been provided by CRS to Members of Congress in connection with CRS’s institutional role. CRS Reports, as a work of the United States Government, are not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Any CRS Report may be reproduced and distributed in its entirety without permission from CRS. However, as a CRS Report may include copyrighted images or material from a third party, you may need to obtain the permission of the copyright holder if you wish to copy or otherwise use copyrighted material.”</div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/October-2020-CRS-Reports-of-Potential-Interest-Part-2
OTA and MTA: A Study in Contrasts and MTA: A Study in Contrasts2020-10-29T16:00:00Z Fields/DAU_Contracting Signing_20170103.jpg, Fields/DAU_Contracting Signing_20170103.jpg Fields/DAU_Contracting Signing_20170103.jpg<div class="ExternalClassEA291A87AD3348488468CD2D6B158D0A">I shared a few thoughts earlier this week in a LOG Blog post entitled “<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Sustainment-Considerations-for-Other-Transactions">Sustainment Considerations for Other Transactions”,</a> which got me to thinking: be careful not to confuse Other Transactions (OT) or Other Transaction Authorities (OTA) with the <a href="">Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA).</a><br> <br> It’s important to keep in mind that MTA and OTA are related concepts, but are not synonymous. As the <a href="">AAF website</a> indicates, “MTAs can use Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs), but OTAs are just one tool in the toolbox. There’s a common misunderstanding that MTAs and OTAs are synonymous, however, MTA is an acquisition pathway (see <a href="">DoD Instruction 5000.02, Para 4.2</a>), whereas OTA is a contracting approach.”<br> <br> As a side note, this DAU LOG blog post represents the sixteenth in this periodic “Study in Contrasts” series. Intended as a means to clarify both the differences and linkages between commonly used terms in our defense acquisition, product support, and life cycle logistics lexicon, previous posts in this long-running series (including this one) have included: <ol> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/CLS,-ICS-and-PBL---A-Study-in-Contrasts">CLS, ICS and PBL - A Study in Contrasts</a> (7 Aug 2013)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/OM,-OS,-and-OS---A-Study-in-Contrasts">O&M, O&S and O&S - A Study in Contrasts</a> (30 Aug 2013)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Product-Support-Manager-and-Product-Support-Management---A-Study-in-Contrasts">Product Support Manager and Product Support Management - A Study in Contrasts</a> (6 Sep 2013)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Product-Support-and-Sustainment---A-Study-in-Contrasts">Product Support and Sustainment - A Study in Contrasts</a> (18 Nov 2013)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Specifications-and-Standards---A-Study-in-Contrasts">Specifications and Standards - A Study in Contrasts</a> (2 Dec 2013)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Sustainment-and-Sustainability---A-Study-in-Contrasts">Sustainment and Sustainability - A Study in Contrasts</a> (16 Jan 14)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Integrated-Logistics-Support-(ILS)-and-Integrated-Product-Support-(IPS)-Elements---A-Study-in-Contrasts">Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Integrated Product Support (IPS) - A Study in Contrasts</a> (12 Feb 14)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Life-Cycle-Costs-(LCC)-and-Total-Ownership-Costs-(TOC)---A-Study-in-Contrasts">Life Cycle Costs (LCC) and Total Ownership Costs (TOC) - A Study in Contrasts</a> (14 Mar 2014)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Core-and-the-50-50-Rule-–-A-Study-in-Contrasts">Core and the 50-50 Rule – A Study in Contrasts</a> (4 Sep 2018)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Obsolescence-and-DMSMS-–-A-Study-in-Contrasts">Obsolescence and DMSMS – A Study in Contrasts</a> (7 Sep 2018)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/CLPs-and-CEUs-–-A-Study-in-Contrasts--">CLPs and CEUs – A Study in Contrasts</a> (9 Sep 18)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Aligning-Product-Support-and-Sustainment-Terminology">Aligning Product Support and Sustainment Terminology</a> (15 Oct 2019)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/ILAs-and-Sustainment-Reviews--A-Study-in-Contrasts">ILAs and Post-IOC Sustainment Reviews: A Study in Contrasts </a>(13 Nov 2019)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Medical-Logistics-and-Life-Cycle-Logistics-A-Study-in-Contrasts">Medical Logistics and Life Cycle Logistics: A Study in Contrasts</a> (10 Mar 2020)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Data-Strategy-and-IP-Strategy-A-Study-in-Contrasts-">A Data Strategy and an IP Strategy: A Study in Contrasts</a> (16 Oct 2020)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/OTA-and-MTA-A-Study-in-Contrasts">OTA and MTA: A Study in Contrasts</a> (29 Oct 2020)</li> </ol></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/OTA-and-MTA-A-Study-in-Contrasts
Important DoD Product Support Policy Requirements DoD Product Support Policy Requirements2020-10-29T12:00:00Z and Weapon Systems/2017-03-15_11-30-47.jpg, and Weapon Systems/2017-03-15_11-30-47.jpg and Weapon Systems/2017-03-15_11-30-47.jpg<div class="ExternalClass7C9C87FA055544389EEAE48812486C18">Several weeks ago I shared key <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-DoD-Directive-5000-01-Defense-Acquisition-System-Policy">product support, sustainment, and life cycle management highlights</a> from the new <a href="">DoD Directive 5000.01 Defense Acquisition System</a> policy. The directive outlines key DoD product support statutory requirements, including those mandated in <a href="">10 U.S.C. 2337 Life-Cycle Management and Product Support</a>.<br> <br> While the bulk of implementing DoD product support policy now resides in Appendix 3D of the <a href="">DoD Instruction 5000.85 Major Capability Acquisition</a> (see two previous LOG Blog posts entitled “<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-DoD-Major-Capability-Acquisition-Pathway-Policy">New DoD Major Capability Acquisition Pathway Policy” </a> and “<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/A-Few-Thoughts-on-DoD-Major-Capability-Acquisition-Policy">A Few Thoughts on DoD Major Capability Acquisition Policy</a>” for additional perspectives), the current iteration of <a href="">DoD Instruction 5000.02 Operation of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework</a> is also replete with important product support and sustainment policy nuggets, including four in particular of interest to the life cycle logistics and product support community: <ul> <li> 3.3. Program Manager. Under the supervision of PEOs and CAEs, PMs…plan acquisition programs, prepare programs for key decisions, and execute approved acquisition and product support strategies. </li> <li>3.4. Product Support Manager. Under the supervision of PMs, product support managers develop, plan, and implement a comprehensive product support strategy for all integrated product support elements and their material readiness. Product support managers will make use of data-driven decision making tools with appropriate predictive analysis capabilities to improve systems availability and reduce costs. </li> <li>4.1.b.(4) In addition, Program Manager’s will … Consider the procurement of data deliverables and associated license rights needed to support competitive acquisition and life-cycle sustainment strategies. </li> <li>4.1 b.(5) In addition, Program Manager’s will … product support and affordability during early program planning to ensure sustained mission effectiveness.</li> </ul></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Important-DoD-Product-Support-Policy-Requirements