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What Program Managers Need to Know A New Book to Accelerate Acquisition Competence

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Authors: Col. William T. Cooley and Brian C. Ruhm

The Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition management process is complex. Despite the DoD’s best efforts to standardize acquisition processes and strategies, running a large acquisition program rarely lends itself to a “checklist” approach.  Success as a program manager (PM) requires not only understanding acquisition principles, processes and terminology but also attaining a sound working knowledge of the acquisition functional areas—contracting, financial management, systems engineering and integrated logistics.

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