Category Archives: March-April 2016

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Workforce Achievement Awards 2015


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The Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Awards were established to recognize and motivate individuals who have demonstrated excellent performance in the acquisition of products and services for the Department of Defense (DoD). This program recognizes DoD military members and civilian personnel who represent the best in the acquisition workforce.

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Staff Specialist Survival Course


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Author: Peter Czech

Mickey Thomas, a staff specialist in the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), looked down as her phone rang for the third time in less than an hour. She immediately recognized the number and knew that the program office was calling again. She knew also that the phone call would center on a request: “When could we get a milestone decision on the program?”

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Whipping Procrastination


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Roy Wood, Ph.D.

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I would have written this article earlier, except I was procrastinating. This happens to me a lot, which is surprising since many consider me to be fairly productive. I believe we are all subject to the why-do-today-what-you-can-put-off-until-tomorrow syndrome. I manage to get out of the doldrums most times with a few tricks I’ve developed over the years. Here are some of those … .

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