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Risk and Risk Mitigation—Don’t Be a Spectator
Frank Kendall

From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

The 21st-Century Acquisition Leader
Paul E. Turner

A diverse workforce and constantly changing technology need new and challenging leadership qualities.

A Contract That Manages Itself—The Time Has Arrived
Russell Chesebro

In today’s information technology environment, smart contracts can become dynamic and self-directing rather than static documents.

Performance Based Logistics—For Achieving Affordable Readiness
Betsy Lederer and Knob Moses

With an outcome-based sustainment strategy, Performance Based Logistics can offer a well-tested contribution to meeting the Defense Department’s budgetary challenges.

Defense Exportability Features Initiative—A New Paradigm for International Cooperation
Frank D. Kenlon and Jay Mandelbaum

To facilitate transfers, program managers must consider developing and incorporating features into systems likely to be exported.

What Program Managers Need to Know—A New Book to Accelerate Acquisition Competence
Col. William T. Cooley and Brian C. Ruhm

A new guide provides practical advice across the diverse topics and issues with which a program manager needs familiarity.

Swamped by Regulations—Perils of an Ever-Increasing Burden
Allen Friar

Published regulations have been at historic levels for the last decade, posing for many small businesses a serious barrier to participation in the federal procurement process.

Why I Won’t Be a Prime Contractor
John Krieger

Requirements for contracting with the government contrast strikingly with those for contracting in the private sector.

The Modular Instrumentation Family —Defense and Industry Applications
Gerome Q. Banks

The “multi-commodity” approach to testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground strives for enhanced economies and effectiveness by utilizing a common instrumentation set across an entire platform.

Repair, Replace or Throw Away Linking Sustainment Strategies to Data Requirements
William Decker and Julianne Nelson, Ph.D.

The linkage between program architecture, data rights and sustainment strategies is explored to provide an understanding of how initial decisions in those areas affect future procurement and sustainment.

Securing Cyber Acquisitions
Michael Cook

Along with new technology, many new challenges emerge―such as securing against theft the integrity and confidentiality of data and the critical U.S. defense infrastructure.


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