Adventures in Defense Acquisition
From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
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Stakeholder and Process Alignment in Navy Installation Technology Transitions
Eva Regnier, Ph.D., Robert W. Barron, Ph.D., Daniel A. Nussbaum, Ph.D., and Kail Macias
Technology Transition Programs (TTPs) are important tools for facilitating technology transfer from science and technology development to DoD operational adoption.
Bridging the “Valley of Death”
Anthony Davis and Tom Ballenger
The U.S. Special Operations Command has developed a new methodology to facilitate technology transition that other acquisition organizations might consider using.
EVM System’s High Cost - Fact or Fiction?
Ivan Bembers, Ed Knox, Michelle Jones and Jeff Traczyk
It has been suggested that the government can do away with EVMS in favor of more efficient and affordable management techniques. Is there a basis for this?
A Practical PM Guide to Requests for Equitable Adjustment
Lt Col Scott Klempner, USAF
A Request for Equitable Adjustment resulted from a technical disagreement between the contractor and the government about how much in-scope testing was required to properly resolve a spacecraft test fault. The contractor persistently brought up the issue.
Getting the Capabilities Right - The Next Generation of Air Force CBRN Protection
Alexander R. Slate and Maj Charles O’Connor, USAF
Bulky and thermally burdensome chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective garments have become the norm, along with protective masks that greatly restrict vision and head mobility.
The Seven Lethal Acquisition Diseases
Poor team behaviors that should be avoided are one of the seven lethal acquisition diseases. High-performing teams provide potential remedies.
Requirements Management - The Need to Overhaul JCIDS
Thomas H. Miller
Two pieces of the “big ‘A’ ” acquisition process—the requirements and the financial systems—have received less congressional attention than the Defense Acquisition System. Yet these processes have contributed to continuing poor acquisition results in various areas.
Take a Deep Dive With DAU The Kind We Offer Is Safe and Sure to Keep You Dry
Woody Spring and Rebecca Haydu-Jackson
As part of its Mission Assistance program, DAU has conducted deep dives for more than a decade. These in-depth analyses of our customers’ organizations facilitate understanding the inherent challenges (and the root causes thereof).
Redefining the “Can Do” Attitude - The Language of a Critical Thinking Culture
Christopher Phillips, Ph.D. and Bobbie DeLeon, Ed.D.
Sticking with existing procedures, come what may, a reluctance to question authority, and buying into “group mentality” are all contributors to potential disasters. Critical thinking and risk management require rethinking habitual patterns and developing an openness to new approaches.
Auditing Organizational Security
Eugene A. Razzetti