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Better Buying Power—A Progress Assessment
Frank Kendall

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

Prototyping Increasing the Pace of Innovation
Capt. Richard Hencke, USN

Prototyping increasingly is seen as a way to increase the pace and reduce the cost, as well as the technical risk, of developing complex weapons systems.

Soaring With AC-130J A Decidedly Nontraditional Acquisition Strategy
David Breede

The United States Special Operations Command responded in an innovative way to an urgent call for more armed aircraft than was available with the current fleet of aging gunships.

Creative Problem Solving in a Fast-Paced, Guidance-Rich Environment
Maj. Tim Monroe, USAF

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency cycles in new program managers for short-term service to constantly receive fresh perspectives.

U.S. Coalition Forces and Host Nations—DOTmLPF-P for Contingency Procurements, Part II
Darren W. Rhyne

How to provide recommendations for contingency procurement operations in which host-nation vendors supply or manufacture products for the host-nation forces under the auspices of U.S. contracts.

Are You Truly “All In”? Achieving Program Management Success
John Mueller

To achieve success in today’s financially tightened environment, Defense Department program managers need to develop the bold habits of private-sector entrepreneurs.

The Zen of Government Program Management (aka Lessons Learned from a Defense Program Manager)
Stephen E. Armstrong

Gather the best people you can, develop a network of capable contacts and make your program fun.

Application of the Integrated Product Support Elements by the F-35 Joint Program Office
David Floyd and Monica Reyes

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program has developed a new approach to executing the 12 Integrated Product Support elements outlined in the Defense Department’s Product Support Manager Guidebook.

Your GPS for DoD Product Support — The DoD Integrated Product Support Implementation Roadmap
Mary Ryan

Here’s a major tool to help demystify Department of Defense acquisition for product support—one that provides a multiple military Service perspective linking integrated information.

Agility and Cost Organizational Design and Key Workflows
Cindy Shelton

To achieve agility, consider using internal resources to do the work and implementing work practices that improve work visibility to facilitate its comparative valuation. Avoid a large contract or redesign.



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