Category Archives: January-February 2015

The Modular Instrumentation Family Defense and Industry Applications


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Author: Gerome Q. Banks

To effectively meet the needs of today’s fiscally constrained mission, Department of Defense (DoD) agencies have developed critical ways to do more with less. One way organizations advance in testing is by using modular instrumentation to perform a wide array of data collection, storage and processing across various platforms. The author has explored several broad functions of modular instrumentation within the context of collecting data for government and commercial applications.

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Repair, Replace or Throw Away Linking Sustainment Strategies to Data Requirements


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Authors: William Decker and Julianne Nelson, Ph.D.

One of the significant challenges faced by program managers (PMs) is determining what formal data deliverables need to be included in solicitations. Historically, the lack of sufficient technical data and software and the lack of the rights to use them have limited PMs’ ability to implement acquisition and sustainment strategies that are competitive throughout a program’s life cycle.

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Securing Cyber Acquisitions


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Author: Michael Cook

Technology touches the lives of almost everyone in today’s world. Our society has embraced all forms of emerging technologies and has thrived from the benefits provided. Personal and professional cellphones have proliferated and enriched the lives of typical Americans. Social networking provides 24-hour access to data and information between friends and strangers alike.

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