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US Army Weapon Systems Handbook 2018https://www.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/Lists/Blog/DispForm.aspx?ID=1379US Army Weapon Systems Handbook 20182018-11-19T12:00:00Zhttps://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/Programs and Weapon Systems/DAU_UH-60 Blackhawk-1_20170105.jpg, https://www.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/Programs and Weapon Systems/DAU_UH-60 Blackhawk-1_20170105.jpg https://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/Programs and Weapon Systems/DAU_UH-60 Blackhawk-1_20170105.jpg<div class="ExternalClass8ABD4DA5FCFA45A3A270D67887378A5D">In case you were not already aware of it, encourage you to check out an excellent – and very handy – resource from our US Army colleagues entitled “<a href="https://www.army.mil/e2/c/downloads/533115.pdf">US Army Weapon Systems Handbook 2018</a>”.<br> <br> According to the handbook’s overview, “this biennial publication details the U.S. Army’s major weapon systems and equipment programs, as well as our Science and Technology initiatives. With responsibility for several hundred programs, the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and larger Army Acquisition Workforce – comprised of more than 39,000 military and civilian professionals – have the unique and solemn responsibility of providing the materiel solutions that ensure our Soldiers are equipped and ready for any mission, anywhere in the world. They depend on us to get it right. With program descriptions, status and specifications, projected activities, as well as benefits to the Soldier, this handbook is designed to give you a better understanding of our efforts to provide Soldiers with the advanced, world-class capabilities they need to win our nation’s wars and come home safely. This year, we are also showcasing the individual organizations that collectively form the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (ASA(ALT)), as well as the important work they do to make the Total Army more lethal, capable and efficient. We hope that you find this handbook a valuable and informative resource.” It is an excellent reference tool, and would highly encourage you to bookmark it as a frequently-used reference.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/US-Army-Weapon-Systems-Handbook-2018-
Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Learning Assetshttps://www.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/Lists/Blog/DispForm.aspx?ID=1378Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Learning Assets2018-11-16T17:00:00Zhttps://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/SCRM.jpg, https://www.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/SCRM.jpg https://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/SCRM.jpg<div class="ExternalClassFF9401466B1C4EC58BCDB3C7C25AC183">Given the importance of the subject, wanted to call your attention to a November 15, 2018 blog post from our DAU Contracting colleagues entitled “<a href="/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Update-of-CON-Curriculum-to-Address-Supply-Chain-Risk-Management-(SCRM)">Update to Contracting Curriculum Addresses Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)”</a>. In it they share several SCRM-related key DFARS clauses and related considerations that are addressed in DAU’s <a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=1841">CON 360 “Contracting for Decision Makers</a>” course.<br> <br> DAU offers a wide-range of other interdisciplinary SCRM related resources and learning assets including:<br> <br> <strong>Training Courses</strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=117">LOG 102 Fundamentals of Systems Sustainment Management (Lesson 6.7)</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=2077">CME 130 Surveillance Implications of Manufacturing and Subcontractor Management</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=2076">CME 230 Production Planning and Control (PP&C)</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=2109">CMI 140 Multifunctional Surveillance of Prime Suppliers' Control of Subcontractors</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=1841">CON 360 Contracting for Decision Makers</a></li> </ul> <br> <strong>Continuous Learning Modules</strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=1793">CLL 007 Lead-Free Electronics Impact on DoD Programs</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=1729">CLL 032 Preventing Counterfeit Parts from Entering DoD Supply System</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=1931">CLL 062 Counterfeit Prevention Awareness</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=2102">CLL 200 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources & Material Shortages (DMSMS): What Program Management Needs To Do And Why</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=290">CLL 201 DMSMS Fundamentals</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=411">CLL 202 DMSMS Executive Overview</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=291">CLL 203 DMSMS Essentials</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=2048" target="_blank">CLE 074 Cybersecurity Throughout Acquisition</a></li> <li><a href="http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=12181">CLE 080 Supply Chain Risk Management for Information and Communications Technology</a></li> </ul> <br> <strong>Guidebooks (Hosted)</strong> <ul> <li><a href="https://shortcut.dau.mil/JST/dmsms-guidebook">SD-22 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources & Materials Shortages (DMSMS) Guidebook</a></li> <li><a href="/cop/rqmt/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/cop/rqmt/DAU%20Sponsored%20Documents/DoD%20Guidebook%20Cybersecurity%20Risk%20Management%20Framework%20v1.08%20Sep%202015.pdf&action=default&DefaultItemOpen=1">DoD Program Manager’s Guidebook for Integrating the Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF) into the System Acquisition Lifecycle</a></li> </ul> <br> <strong>ACQuipedia Articles</strong> <ul> <li><a href="/acquipedia/Pages/ArticleDetails.aspx?aid=5ea0eba7-13f0-40be-9ec7-0e1fa52934ad" target="_blank">Counterfeit Parts</a></li> <li><a href="/acquipedia/Pages/ArticleDetails.aspx?aid=be7354b9-6e9e-4b81-b0fd-0848f9d98de2" target="_blank">Cybersecurity & the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle </a></li> <li><a href="https://shortcut.dau.mil/acq/dmsms">Diminishing Manufacturing Sources & Materials Shortages (DMSMS)</a></li> <li><a href="https://shortcut.dau.mil/acq/ld-free-elec">Lead-Free Electronics</a></li> <li><a href="https://shortcut.dau.mil/acq/scrm">Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)</a></li> </ul> <br> <strong>Communities of Practice/Job Support Tools</strong> <ul> <li><a href="/cop/dmsms/Pages/Default.aspx">DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP)</a></li> <li><a href="https://shortcut.dau.mil/JST/psa-tools">Product Support Analytical Tools Database</a></li> <li><a href="https://acc.dau.mil/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=740975&lang=en-US" target="_blank">Cybersecurity & Acquisition Lifecycle Integration Tool (CALIT)</a></li> </ul> <br> <strong>Articles & Blog Posts</strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.dau.mil/library/defense-atl/blog/Supply--Chain-Risk%e2%80%94-What-Is-It">Defense AT&L Magazine Article “Supply Chain Risk—What Is It?” (March-April 2017)</a></li> <li><a href="http://dau.dodlive.mil/2016/06/13/supply-chain-risk-management-an-introduction-to-the-credible-threat/">Defense AT&L Magazine Article “Supply Chain Risk Management: An Introduction to the Credible Threat” (July-August 2016)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Supply-Chain-Risk-Management-(SCRM)-Learning-Assets">Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Learning Assets (16 Nov 18)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Update-of-CON-Curriculum-to-Address-Supply-Chain-Risk-Management-(SCRM)">Update to Contracting Curriculum Addresses Supply Chain Risk Management (15 Nov 18)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Interdisciplinary-Nature-of-Supply-Chain-Risk-Management-(SCRM)">Interdisciplinary Nature of Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) (24 Aug 18)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Supply-Chain-Risk-Management">Supply Chain Risk Management (Contracting) (22 Aug 18)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Supply-Chain-Risk-Management-(SCRM)-Report-">Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Report (15 Aug 18)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Supply-Chain-Management-Risks">Supply Chain Management Risks (3 Aug 18)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Insights-into-DoD-Supply-Chain-Risks">Insights into DoD Supply Chain Risks (16 Jul 18)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Supply-Chain-Risk-Management-(SCRM)-and-Supply-Chain-Management-(SCM)-Resources">SCRM & SCM Resources Blog (30 Jan 18)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Defense-Science-Board-Task-Force-Report-on-Cyber-Supply-Chain">Defense Science Board Task Force Report on Cyber Supply Chain Blog (14 Mar 17)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Managing-Supply-Chain-Risks">Managing Supply Chain Risks Blog (28 Sep 17)</a></li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Supply-Chain-Risk-Management-(SCRM)">Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) (25 Oct 2013)</a></li> </ul></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Supply-Chain-Risk-Management-(SCRM)-Learning-Assets
Sustainment Observation from Defense Strategy Commissionhttps://www.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/Lists/Blog/DispForm.aspx?ID=1377Sustainment Observation from Defense Strategy Commission2018-11-15T17:00:00Zhttps://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/Programs and Weapon Systems/DAU_MRAP 01_20170105.jpg, https://www.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/Programs and Weapon Systems/DAU_MRAP 01_20170105.jpg https://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/Programs and Weapon Systems/DAU_MRAP 01_20170105.jpg<div class="ExternalClass95FF8D08D12841F3BE9AD42C956463E5">As I shared in <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Report-of-the-Commission-on-the-National-Defense-Strategy"> yesterday’s blog post</a>, the bipartisan <a href="https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/press-releases/armed-services-leaders-appoint-members-to-defense-strategy-commission">Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the United States</a> released its final report on November 14, 2018.<br> <br> Entitled “<a href="https://www.usip.org/index.php/press/2018/11/national-defense-strategy-commission-releases-its-review-2018-national-defense">Providing for the Common Defense: The Assessment and Recommendations of the National Defense Strategy Commission</a>”, the report, “…offers (the commission’s) recommendations for ensuring the United States maintains the strong defense the American people deserve and expect and that current and prospective circumstances require”.<br> <br> While the primary focus of the commission, which was established by Section 942 of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), was on broadly-based national security issues, they also sounded a note of caution related to product support and sustainment, saying, “while innovation is a first step, what matters most is whether new technologies can be rapidly acquired and fielded to keep pace with changing threats. DOD has appropriately increased its focus on rapid prototyping and the military departments are striving to get prototypes out to operating forces for experimentation. Often, the forces keep the prototypes because they provide capability unavailable in existing programs. Yet if this approach provides advanced capabilities quickly, too frequently these prototypes are not accompanied by the sustainment, training, and integration into existing systems needed to provide enduring military advantage.”<br> <br> The commission is not the first to remind us of the criticality of weapon system product support and sustainment in conjunction with rapid prototyping/acquisition initiatives. See ”<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Sustainment-Considerations-for-Accelerated-Acquisitions">Sustainment Considerations for Accelerated Acquisitions</a>” and “<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Sustainment-Planning-and-Other-Transaction-Authorities-(OTA)">Sustainment Planning and Other Transaction Authorities (OTA</a>)” for several related perspectives.</div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Sustainment-Observation-from-Defense-Strategy-Commission
Report of the Commission on the National Defense Strategyhttps://www.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/Lists/Blog/DispForm.aspx?ID=1376Report of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy2018-11-14T12:00:00Zhttps://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/2018-01-25_16-40-01.png, https://www.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/2018-01-25_16-40-01.png https://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/training/career-development/logistics/PublishingImages/2018-01-25_16-40-01.png<div class="ExternalClass8412314803AD427D90B6EE433EF6BC17">The bipartisan <a href="https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/press-releases/armed-services-leaders-appoint-members-to-defense-strategy-commission">Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the United States</a> released its final report on November 14, 2018. Entitled “<a href="https://www.usip.org/index.php/press/2018/11/national-defense-strategy-commission-releases-its-review-2018-national-defense">Providing for the Common Defense: The Assessment and Recommendations of the National Defense Strategy Commission</a>”, the report, “…offers (the commission’s) recommendations for ensuring the United States maintains the strong defense the American people deserve and expect and that current and prospective circumstances require”. It goes on to state that “the United States confronts a grave crisis of national security and national defense” and that “the security and wellbeing of the United States are at greater risk than at any time in decades. America’s military superiority—the hard-power backbone of its global influence and national security—has eroded to a dangerous degree.”<br> <br> Saying the “U.S. military superiority is no longer assured and the implications for American interests and American security are severe”, the report warns of “…crisis of national security for the United States—what some leading voices in the U.S. national security community have termed an emergency… The U.S. military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict. It might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia. The United States is particularly at risk of being overwhelmed should its military be forced to fight on two or more fronts simultaneously. Additionally, it would be unwise and irresponsible not to expect adversaries to attempt debilitating kinetic, cyber, or other types of attacks against Americans at home while they seek to defeat our military abroad.”<br> <br> From a logistics, product support and sustainment perspective, the report states “the Commission has serious reservations about DOD’s ability to support its global operations. Inadequate lift and tanker support, a lack of secure communications, and insufficient capabilities and infrastructure are impeding strategic mobility”, saying in Recommendation #18 that “DOD must invest in a more resilient and secure logistics and transportation infrastructure, especially if it relies on a Dynamic Force Employment model that envisions shifting assets rapidly across theaters. Those investments should be rooted in careful study of TRANSCOM’s capabilities, capacity, and command structure, and whether there is a sufficiently strong “logistics voice” within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.”<br> <br> The commission was established by Section 942 of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Details in Appendix B of the report.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Report-of-the-Commission-on-the-National-Defense-Strategy