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Defense AT&L (Volume 35, Number 1, January-February 2006)

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Transformation and the Future at DLA is an interview with Vice Adm. Keith W. Lippert, USN, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency -- Adm. Lippert talks about steering the organization through transformation and incorporating significant changes to the way business is done as DoDs largest combat support agency responds to escalating requests. Nine Technology Insertion Programs That Can Speed Acquisition, by Sue C. Payton -- The Advanced Systems and Concepts Office specializes in technology insertion processes that focus on joint needs and capabilities spanning more than one Service or agency and involving domestic and foreign partnerships. Its About Time, by Maj. Dan Ward, et al. -- Despite numerous high-profile official pronouncements over the years, DoD has not cut development cycle times. This isnt because it cant be done, but from lack of desire, focus, and commitment. Excellence in Acquisition, by Kenneth J. Krieg -- In his September 2005 testimony before the United States Committee on Armed Services, the USD for ATL provides insight into his philosophy and vision. Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management. by Wayne Turk -- Follow the authors advice and you will take your place in PM Heaven among those blessed by project management success. Practical Tools for Managers of Smaller Projects, by Brad S. Hierstetter -- The author focuses on practical tools that increase the likelihood of success for PMs of smaller projects. What to Expect When You Dont Know What to Expect, by E. Sherie Kim -- From experience in the test and evaluation field, the author identifies four obstacles to getting the job done and explains how the team dealt with them. Washingtonian Leadership in Project Management, by Andrew J. Crowley -- Todays leaders can enhance their skills and effectiveness by following the example of George Washington in responding to adversity, dealing with failure without accepting defeat, and learning from past mistakes.

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

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