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Defense AT&L January – February 2017 Contents


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atl-jan-17-kendall-thumbAdventures in Defense Acquisition

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-1-thumbStakeholder and Process Alignment

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-2-thumbBridging the “Valley of Death”

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-3-thumbEVM System’s High Cost Fact or Fiction?

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-4-thumbA Practical PM Guide to Requests for Equitable Adjustment

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-5-thumbGetting the Capabilities Right

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-6-thumbThe Seven Lethal Acquisition Diseases

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-7-thumbRequirements Management

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-8-thumbTake a Deep Dive With DAU

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-9-thumbRedefining the “Can Do” Attitude

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-10-thumbAuditing Organizational Security

 

 

 

 

atl-jan-17-article-11-thumbOSD Logistics Fellowship—A View From Above

 

 

 

 


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Defense AT&L November-December 2016 Contents


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When and When Not to Accelerate Acquisitions

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-2-thumb An Overview of Additive Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-3-thumbEnsuring a Safe Technological Revolution

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-4-thumbThe Digital Thread as the Key Enabler

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-5-thumbSeparating Hype from Reality

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-6-thumbAdditive Manufacturing as a Sustainment Enabler

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-7-thumbHarnessing the Potential of Additive Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-8-thumbParadigm Shift

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-9-thumbMetals Additive Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-10-thumbDriving Innovation to Support the Warfighter

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-11-thumbGetting AM Up to Speed

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-12-thumbGreat Expectations

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-13-thumbImplications of AM for the Navy Supply Chain

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-14-thumbChallenges of Enterprise-Wide AM for Air Force Sustainment

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-15-thumbCollateral Damage

 

 

 

 

atl-Nov-16-article-16-thumbFoundational Principles

 

 

 

 


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Defense AT&L September-October 2016 Contents


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atl-sept-16-article-1-thumb Manufacturing Innovation and Technological Superiority

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-2-thumb Learning From the Past to Plan for the Future

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-3-thumb Keeping Track of Horseshoe Nails

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-4-thumbStitching Together the “Digital Thread”

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-5-thumb Manufacturing Technology Program

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-6-thumbWhen America Makes, America Works

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-7-thumbThe Breath of Life

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-8-thumbBringing Metals Into the 21st Century

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-9-thumbNextFlex

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-10-thumbAIM Photonics

 

 

 

 

atl-sept-16-article-11-thumbA Fabric Revolution

 

 

 

 

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Strategic Planning – Shaping Future Success

 

 

 

 

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Holistic Contract Administration

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Defense AT&L July-August 2016 Contents


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atl-jul16-thumb-1Improving Acquisition From Within: Suggestions From Our PEOs

 

 

 

 

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A Primer on Risks, Issues and Opportunities

 

 

 

 

atl-jul16-thumb-3 Robust, Replicable and Defensible Risk Management: At Headquarters or the Front

 

 

 

 

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Supply Chain Risk Management: An Introduction to the Credible Threat

 

 

 

 

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Intellectual Innovation: A Paradigm Shift in Workforce Development

 

 

 

 

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Twenty Observations on Innovation

 

 

 

 
 
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What’s Your Acquisition EQ?

 

 

 

 

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Asking the Right Questions: Action Learning and PMT 401

 

 

 

 

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Turning Words Into Action: Confronting Acquisition Challenges

 

 

 

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Improving Competition: Reforming the Requirements Process

 

 

 

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Crash Course for IT Newbies: Some Have Automated Information Systems Thrust Upon Them

 

 

 

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Asia Pivot: The U.S.-India Defense Initiative: A New Standard for Improved Cooperation and Trade

 

 

 


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Improving Acquisition From Within Suggestions From Our PEOs


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By: Frank Kendall

kendall-200This year I asked all of our Program Executive Officers (PEOs) to provide short assessments and recommendations to me directly. The result, as it was for the Program Manager Assessments I’ve received for the last 2 years, has been a treasure trove of observations and recommendations covering a wide range of topics. I thought it would be useful and insightful for the entire workforce to see some of these professional, and very frank, comments. I’ve removed most inputs that were about specific programs and edited lightly to make some of the inputs less Service specific. Arranged alphabetically by topic, and presented without comment, here is a sampling of the topics on our senior line managers’ minds as they confront the many challenges we face.

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A Primer on Risks, Issues and Opportunities


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By: Thomas L. Conroy II, Ed.D.

Risks, issues and opportunities are programmatic hurdles for many acquisition personnel. For example, program offices deal with technical risks in the form of technologies that are not mature enough or are unable to provide the same capability in production that was achieved in development. They also deal with cost risks such as an insufficient budget or budgetary cost overruns and program efforts that take longer than scheduled due to requirements growth.

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Robust, Replicable and Defensible Risk Management At Headquarters or the Front


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By: Eugene A. Razzetti

Terms like risk analysis, risk assessment, and risk management often are used interchangeably and can include a variety of different concepts or strategies. Approaches can be simple or complex, although simpler is almost always better. Properly conducted risk management permits decision making based on realistic scenario assumptions and provides defensible justification, before limited resources are committed.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: An Introduction to the Credible Threat


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By: Heath Ferry and Van Poindexter

We live in a wonderful world of instant information, and everything is connected. All we have to do is pull out our phones, tablets, laptops or any other similar device and get the information we need virtually instantaneously.

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Intellectual Innovation A Paradigm Shift in Workforce Development


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By: Michael Cook

Every organization struggles with recruiting and retaining the quality personnel needed to meet the ever-evolving requirements of the mission. Today’s workforce complexity adds a unique challenge. As every manager and supervisor knows, the required work becomes more challenging over time, not less so.

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Observations on Innovation


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By: Jeff Windham

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued a challenge to the defense establishment to think “outside the five-sided box” and apply innovative solutions to today’s national security challenges. Innovation in the Department of Defense (DoD) isn’t easy. It’s harder to innovate in the government than in the private sector; that’s just the way it is. It’s not easy, but it can be done. For those leaders and innovators who work inside the DoD acquisition system, here are some observations:

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