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 Defense AT&L Magazine

  From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
—Innovation in the Defense Acquisition Enterprise

Frank Kendall

Top Performing PMs How DAU Develops Them
Owen C. Gadeken

Critical thinking is a crucial part of the specialized executive-level training for managers who head the most expensive and critical major acquisition programs.

Leadership 101
Scott Reynolds

The role of the characteristics and cultures of extraordinary teams, along with those who manage them.

Getting the Best Value in a Source Selection
Brian Schultz and David Dotson

Competition is a key element in acquisition, but greater value is not always tied to lower prices or cost savings.

A Contract Requirement Rule for Program Managers
Paul Solomon

The Project Management Body of Knowledge is weighed against an approach integrating systems engineering and risk management with the Earned Value Management System.

Delphi, Dice and Dominos Techniques to Understand and Mitigate Technical Risk
David L. Gallop

Three simple techniques can be used separately or together to avoid common logic traps in managing technical risk.

If Your Technology Works, Will It Matter?
Ryan Umstattd. Ph.D.

It is important to go beyond groundbreaking research and develop credible paths for commercializing advanced technologies.

Bridging the Technology Valley of Death in Joint Medical Development
Anthony E. Pusateri, Ph.D.; Victor W. Macdonald, Ph.D.; Michael B. Given, Ph.D.; Scott F. Walter, P.E.; and W. Keith Prusaczyk, Ph.D.

Planning is needed so research can provide improved military capabilities.

The Myth of Data Rights
Peter A. Czech

Industry now is the leading source of research and development funding, and this requires a new government consciousness of intellectual property rights.


Early Birds in Korea ”Exporting” Defense AT&L Has Far-Reaching Impact
DT Tripp and Hwa Yu

A South Korean defense agency uses a U.S. Department of Defense magazine to improve acquisition


Airborne, All The Way, 3D From the Sky Approach for an Air Drop Capable, Medium Tactical Vehicle
Capt. Peter F. Syverson, USA

New 3D “printing” technology can affordably reproduce parts, such as previous model truck panels, that may otherwise be difficult or expensive to obtain.


“This is Your Brain … .” A Decision-Making Machine
Roy Wood and Patrick Barker

Different parts of our thinking machine perform different functions. Learning which part to rely on and how can provide a key to better performance.


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