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Defense AT&L (Volume 37, Number 1, January-February 2008)

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The Key to Weapons that Work, an interview with Dr. Charles E. McQueary, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation -- The OTE director explains the responsibilities and challenges of bringing greater efficiency into the processes of testing and confirming systems before they re placed in the warfighters hands. Leveraging Our Critical Acquisition Knowledge, by Bill Kaplan -- DoD faces the loss of large numbers of seasoned acquisition professionals, with no established process to capture and transfer to younger workforce members the knowledge, experience, and insight of these soon-to-depart professionals. Trends and Shocks, and the Impact to the Acquisition Community, by Jerry Emke -- Throughout history, unexpected events or surprises have set off trends. Strategists are researching trends and shocks so the acquisition community can better prepare for the future. Where Defense Acquisition is Today, by Mark Lumb -- At the direction of Congress, DAU and key acquisition leaders undertook a comprehensive review of DoDs acquisition structures, workforce, and capabilities. Historys Weird Leonards, by Maj. Dan Ward, et al. -- Poor Leonards experiment didnt end well, but with risk, theres always a chance that you might encounter an Orville Wright. So Youre the New PM by Owen Gadeken -- Your first command as a PM can be a daunting prospect. While theres no all-purpose set of directions to guide you, there are some common preliminary steps and core actions that will help you set a firm foundation. Preparing for a Global Acquisition Environment, by Rex B. Reagan -- As acquisition goes global, and as emerging countries establish an acquisition infrastructure, we must help our allies acquire critically needed goods and services for their countries. Project Management Top 20, by Wayne Turk -- Following these 20 key principles will help PMs harness the art, science, and plain dumb luck that contribute to the highest probability of success.

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

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