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Defense AT&L (Volume 35, Number 5, September-October 2006)

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Ensuring the Navys Technological Edge is an interview with Dr. Delores M. Etter, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for RDA -- Etter discusses the realities of declining funding for ST programs and of working with a Navy acquisition workforce that is half the size it was 18 years ago. Transitioning an ACTD to an Acquisition Program, by Col. G. Scott Coale, et al. -- Rapid transition of Global Hawk from the ACTD phase into formal acquisition has broken the historical paradigm of lengthy acquisition cycle time. An Insiders Guide to Military Equipment Audits in Fiscal Year 2006 and Beyond, by Richard K. Sylvester -- Reliable, accurate data about military equipment that has received a clean audit from an independent auditor gives leaders confidence in the decisions they make for the warfighter. Freeze-dried Plasma The Trail Back to the Battlefield, by Elizabeth Barrows -- Plasma is not available for wounded soldiers in remote areas until they get to a combat-support hospital. The Armys freeze-dried plasma research program aims to change that reality. Defense Supply Center Richmond Develops Supply Chain Alliances, by Glenn L. Starks -- The Defense Supply Center Richmond, DLAs aviation supply chain, has established strategic relationships with primary suppliers of aviation items, benefiting DLA, the suppliers, and DLAs aviation customers. Four Rs Basic Training for Success, by Wayne Turk -- The author explains the basics that every PM needs to bone up on to have a successful career. Using Incentives to Reduce Overtime Expenditures, by Regan H. Campbell -- Instituting a variety of incentives helps the Navy ensure that naval shipyards meet the goals outlined by Naval Sea Systems Command. The Commodity Approach to Aircraft Protection Systems, by Capt. Bill Chubb -- The Navys Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems Program Office provides survivability options for manned and unmanned Navy aircraft.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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