Tag Archives: Donna J. Seligman

OSD’s Obligation and Expenditure Rate Goals An Examination of the Factors Contributing to the Interference


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Authors: Robert L. Tremaine and Donna J. Seligman

Several months ago, Dr. Nancy Spruill, director of Acquisition Resources and Analysis, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD (AT&L)), solicited support from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to help uncover the causal factors that could be interfering with attainment of the Obligation and Expenditure rate goals of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

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Learning Organizations: Their Importance to Systems Acquisition in DoD


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Authors: Col Robert L. Tremaine, USAF (Ret.) and Donna J. Seligman

The success of the Defense Acquisition Workforce depends on experience, and since the majority of what it learns is on-the-job, a wide array of learning techniques dominates. Together, they behave as a learning ecosystem full of opportunities—and even learning hazards. While all these learning techniques jockey for the fastest learning lane amid variable workplace demands, proven learning methodologies help form the foundation of an organization’s learning faith. Many organizations already promote learning in the workplace. But, what have Department of Defense acquisition organizations that operate as Learning Organizations (LOs) implemented to achieve performance gains? The authors of this research sought out such organizations to better understand the key ingredients that make them authentically high-performing and appropriately armed LOs.

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