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  From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
DoD Use of Commercial Acquisition Practices - When They Apply and When They Do Not

Frank Kendall

Cost Capability Analysis - Introduction to a Technique
Frank Delsing

Small capability tradeoffs can help achieve large savings under new acquisition initiatives.

Are You Experienced? The Case for Acquisition Professional Qualification Standards
Thomas H. Miller

Leadership from experienced professionals is needed to improve the performance of acquisition programs.

Boosting System Reliability Through Modeling and Simulation
Lisa Carroll with Keith D. Adkins, Jr.; Mark J. Brudnak, Ph.D.; and Michael F. Pohland

Better Test and Evaluation execution is needed to maximize returns on investment, given budget constraints and widespread failure to demonstrate established reliability requirements.

Turning “Desirements” Into Requirements
Charles Court

Requirements are supported analytically, but the analysis must respond constantly to changing external threats and prevent requirements creep into desired but unnecessary features.

Did the Navy Get Taken?
John Krieger

Negotiating the best deal could capture increased value even from discontinued government equipment and resources.

The Defense Systems Trade Show - An Industry Perspective
Lawrence E. Casper

Improving the approach to trade shows and exhibitions can maximize benefits for government participation.

Defense Labs - The Innovation Engine for Sustaining Our Quality Edge
Dale Ormond and Edie Williams, Ed.D.

The 60 DoD Labs can speed the flow of technology into acquisition programs. The first DoD Lab Day at the Pentagon featured more than 100 exhibits.

Briefing Executives
Roy Wood, Ph.D.

Some tips on how to organize an effective briefing of a general, a flag officer or a senior executive.


Preserving the Dinosaurs or At Least Their Knowledge!
Steven Jones

A pilot Development Program for Key Leaders could help preserve and propagate the experience of senior acquisition professionals now nearing or at retirement age.


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