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Defense AT&L (Volume 36, Number 1, January-February 2007)

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The Honest Broker for Science and Technology, an interview with Dr. Mark J. Lewis, Chief Scientist, USAF -- The scientific advisor to Air Force leadership discusses the scientific and technical issues affecting the Service and the importance of a focus that promotes current technology while still keeping a firm eye on the long-term picture. Developing Future Program Leaders I, -- by Timothy S. Kroecker -- Organizations must accept that individuals receive technical training for high-responsibility program management positions but may lack the depth of experience or leadership required for effectiveness. Program Startup Workshop, by Col. Paul Croisetiere, et al. -- The PSWs purpose is to improve the execution of programs as they progress through the acquisition process by facilitating the creation of a cohesive team. Securing Strategic Benefit from Enterprise Architectures, by R. Suter -- Enterprise architecture facilitates the transformation of organizations into efficient users of human, organizational, or technical capital by identifying resource requirements before resources are committed. 21st Century Project Management Competencies, by Wayne Turk -- Formal training and certifications are very important, but equally important are on-the-job experience and common sense. Learning Program Management on the Battlefield at Gettysburg, by Owen Gadeken -- A field trip to the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield teaches DAU students that 21st century program management challenges closely match those faced by the Union and Confederate armies in the 1860s. The Seven Sins of Memory, by Col. Scott S. Haraburda -- PMs must be aware of the most common memory problems and how to mitigate them to improve their leadership and decision making abilities. SE and EVM Support for Performance-Based Awards, by Paul J. Solomon -- Systems Engineering standards and Earned Value Management provide a framework for linking award fees to desired program outcomes.

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

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