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DoD Digital Engineering Strategy Digital Engineering Strategy2018-06-22T16:00:00Z Fields/DAU_Engineering B-2 CAD_20170104.jpg, Fields/DAU_Engineering B-2 CAD_20170104.jpg Fields/DAU_Engineering B-2 CAD_20170104.jpg<div class="ExternalClass2FB106F5FDCC48F9A94AC6648B8F2F98">Encourage members of the life cycle logistics and product support manager (PSM) community to check out the <a href="">DoD Digital Engineering website</a> and also to take a look at both the new <a href="">June 2018 Digital Engineering Strategy,</a> as well as an excellent <a href="">trifold brochure</a> that summarizes the department's Digital Engineering Strategy goals and focus areas.<br> <br> Links to other Digital Engineering within the Department of Defense resources and information include: <ul> <li><a href="">Definitions</a></li> <li><a href="">Policy and Guidance</a></li> <li><a href="">Papers and Presentations</a></li> <li><a href="">Training and Education</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">ODASD(SE) DE staff</a></li> </ul> <br> According to the OSD Systems Engineering website, “in June 2018, ODASD(SE) released a <a href="" target="_blank">Digital Engineering Strategy</a> built on five foundational elements necessary for a Digital Engineering Ecosystem to thrive: <ol> <li>Formalize the development, integration, and use of models to inform enterprise and program decision making</li> <li>Provide an enduring, authoritative source of truth</li> <li>Incorporate technological innovation to improve the engineering practice</li> <li>Establish a supporting infrastructure and environment to perform activities, collaborate, and communicate across stakeholders</li> <li>Transform the culture and workforce to adopt and support digital engineering across the life cycle”</li> </ol> <br> As logisticians and product support managers, given the fact at least two of our twelve<a href="/acquipedia/Pages/ArticleDetails.aspx?aid=c9b84a4f-b25b-4315-8a66-8bd6c37f6ddd"> Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements</a> (namely Design Interface and Sustaining Engineering) directly align with the engineering community, this matters to us, and we should all take the time to familiarize ourselves with the tenets, processes, expectations, and outcomes of operating within a digital engineering arena.</div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/DoD-Digital-Engineering-Strategy-
Key Product Support Focused Statutes Product Support Focused Statutes2018-06-21T12:00:00Z Defense ATL Spice Jars July Aug 2011_20170209.jpg, Defense ATL Spice Jars July Aug 2011_20170209.jpg Defense ATL Spice Jars July Aug 2011_20170209.jpg<div class="ExternalClass8B6F5AE0AD3242A6A2BB639BD3BCE0AD">Was working a research project recently related to the key product support-related statutes, and as a public service, wanted to share a quick synopsis along with hyperlinked access with the life cycle logistics and product support workforce. This list is not, of course, all inclusive, but it is a good start in understanding some of the primary statutes that directly impact our functional community.<br> <ul> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §1706 Government Performance of Certain Acquisition Functions (Product Support Manager)</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2320 Rights in Technical Data</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2322 Management of Intellectual Property Matters within the Department of Defense</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2337 Life-Cycle Management and Product Support (Product Support Mangers & Arrangements)</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2337a. Assessment, management, and control of operating and support costs for major weapon systems (O&S Costs and Independent Logistics Assessments [ILA])</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2366a Major Defense Acquisition Programs: Determination Required Before Milestone A Approval</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2366b Major Defense Acquisition Programs: Certification Required Before Milestone B Approval</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2441 Sustainment Reviews</a></li> <li> <a href="">10 U.S.C. §2460 Definition of Depot-Level Maintenance and Repair</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2464 Core Logistics Capabilities</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2466 Limitations on the Performance of Depot-Level Maintenance of Materiel (“50-50 Rule”)</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2469 Contracts to Perform Workloads Previously Performed by Depot-Level Activities of the Department of Defense: Requirement of Competition (“$3M Rule”)</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2474 Centers of Industrial and Technical Excellence [CITE]: Designation; Public-Private Partnerships</a></li> <li><a href="">10 U.S.C. §2563 Articles and Services of Industrial Facilities: Sale to Persons Outside the Department of Defense</a></li> </ul></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Key-Product-Support-Focused-Statutes
New GAO Report on Reset and Recapitalization GAO Report on Reset and Recapitalization2018-06-20T12:00:00Z Fields/DAU_Engineering Army Patriot_20170104.jpg, Fields/DAU_Engineering Army Patriot_20170104.jpg Fields/DAU_Engineering Army Patriot_20170104.jpg<div class="ExternalClassB43A0C019F04479B97B16DB761C148E2">The Government Accountability Office (GAO) earlier this week issued a new report of potential interest to the life cycle logistics and product support manager community entitled <a href="">GAO-18-447 Analysis of Maintenance Delays Needed to Improve Availability of Patriot Equipment for Training</a>.<br> <br> According to the GAO, “this report (1) evaluates the extent to which the Army's reset process supports the timely delivery of Patriot equipment back to units; and (2) describes the Army's plans for supporting the long-term viability of the Patriot system through recapitalization and any challenges associated with its plans. GAO analyzed Army guidance and equipment and maintenance data; interviewed Army officials; and assessed the Army's recapitalization plans.”<br> <br> The GAO went on to recommend that “… the Army conduct an analysis of the primary factors affecting the Patriot program's reset timeliness to identify their relative importance and develop and implement appropriate corrective actions. The Department of the Army concurred with GAO's recommendation.”<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-GAO-Report-on-Reset-and-Recapitalization-
Not One, Not Two, Not Three, but Four Communities! One, Not Two, Not Three, but Four Communities!2018-06-19T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass2B7ED23A9D3C483CBE44A31AF8F62F10">Members of the life cycle logistics and product support manager (PSM) workforce should already be aware that your DAU logistics team maintains a comprehensive web-based <a href="/cop/log">Logistics Community of Practice (LOG CoP)</a>. This community serves as an interdisciplinary knowledge repository for life cycle logistics, sustainment and product support guidance, policies, processes, references, resources, and tools. Serving as a one-stop site for DoD life cycle logisticians, product support managers, other defense acquisition workforce members, and their defense industry counterparts, the site also contains extensive information on the 12 Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements, Product Support Manager (PSM), Performance Based Logistics (PBL), Life Cycle Logistics workforce professional development, and key DoD product support references<br> <br> Those responsible for developing, implementing and executing best-value, outcome-based product support strategies should also be aware that we also maintain a separate, but just as comprehensive <a href="/cop/pbl">Performance Based Logistics Community of Practice (PBL CoP)</a>. This Community serves as an interdisciplinary platform to connect PBL practitioners from across multiple career fields, facilitate knowledge sharing and peer support, as well as provide a knowledge repository for key PBL-related material across the Department of Defense. <br> <br> Your DAU logistics team also manages and maintains a third community of practice focused on <a href="/cop/am">Additve Manufacturing (3D Printing).</a> This community serves as an interdisciplinary knowledge repository for life cycle logistics, production, quality and manufacturing (PQM), systems engineering, acquisition law, and other defense acquisition workforce members and their defense industry counterparts. This community contains an extensive body of knowledge on this rapidly evolving topic, including processes and procedures, organizations and consortiums, and links to an extensive library of reports, papers, articles, and GAO/IG audits.<br> <br> We also host and provide support to a fourth community, namely the <a href="/cop/dmsms">DoD Diminishing Manufacturing Sources & Material Shortages (DMSMS) Community of Practice (DMSMS CoP)</a> , also known as the DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP). The DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP) is focused on being a non-biased one-stop provider of DMSMS related information, resources and material to empower the Department of Defense (DoD) community, both Organic and Industrial, to implement best practices for monitoring, tracking, resolving, and performing analytical logistic and engineering analysis related to obsolescence impacts.<br> <br> Oh, by the way, in addition to these four logistics and product support-sponsored communities, DAU also hosts more than 40 other communities for a wide-range of acquisition, sustainment, research, technology and engineering topics. For details and access, visit the <a href="/community-hub#All||title_asc">DAU Community Hub website</a>.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Not-One,-Not-Two,-Not-Three,-but-Four-Communities!