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January 14, 2019

Shift Test Planning Left

In today’s acquisition environment, there is an ever-present focus on reducing timelines without incurring unacceptable risk. After formal ...
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January 10, 2019

Rescuing a Failing Program

Every relationship begins with a contract. Contracts (aka Proposals) can be hundreds of pages long; reflect brilliant ideas and policies; be ...
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January 07, 2019

How Critical Is Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking is one of the many buzzwords we hear a lot lately, especially in the context of defense acquisition reform. Senior leaders ...
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January 02, 2019

Career Management in the 4th Estate

L ast year was a busy one for the 4th Estate that saw CONTINUED large-scale classroom and on-site Defense Acquisition University (DAU) ...
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December 27, 2018

Readiness Workups Versus Investments

By definition and in practice, program management is primarily about planning, controlling, organizing, staffing and leading. Each of these ...
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December 18, 2018

VAT Is Where It’s At

On military support purchases abroad, should the Department of Defense (DoD) or its industry partners pay extra money that provides no value ...
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