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EileenApplication of System and Integration Readiness Levels to Department of Defense Research and Development
Sean Ross

Incorporates Technology, Integration, and Manufacturing Readiness Levels into a System Readiness Level metric. Provides a clear indicator to management for resource allocation during the technology maturation process and prevents premature system advancement.
initialTailoring a Large Organization’s Systems Engineering Process to Meet Project-Specific Needs
Matthew Graviss, Shahram Sarkani, and Thomas A. Mazzuchi

Systems engineers must adhere to broad systems engineering policies, while tailoring processes for their projects. This article proposes a rule-based approach to streamline SE process tailoring.
WorkDepartment of Defense Acquisition Program Terminations: Analysis of 11 Program Management Factors
Lt Col Patrick Clowney, USAF (Ret.), Jason Dever, and Steven Stuban

This article surveyed DoD acquisition program managers, DoD industry acquisition program managers, and DoD acquisition program management consultants to determine the program management factors that have the greatest influence on DoD program termination.
ArndtWartime Construction Project Outcomes as a Function of Contract Type
Capt Ryan Hoff, USAF, Maj Gregory Hammond, USAF, Lt Col Peter Feng, USAF, and Edward White

Cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price construction had the same contract behaviors in wartime construction as in peacetime. Both structures exhibited similar risks and finished quality. subjective service quality in both selecting contractors and managing their performance.

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