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Defense AT&L (Volume 37, Number 3, May-June 2008)

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Changing DoDs IT Capabilities is an interview with Lt. Gen. Charles E. Croom, USAF, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander, Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations -- The DISA director and JTF-GNO commander describes whats next for DoDs networks in the face of changing technology. Looking at the Root Causes of Problems, by Col. Brian Shimel, USAF -- A problem with an acquisition program isnt a one-time event. DoD must conduct an objective program review identifying what broke the program and how the department should improve performance, delivery speed, and economy. The Team Development Life Cycle, by Tom Edison -- Dr. Bruce Tuckman identified five phases experienced by project work teams forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. The author introduces four additional phases informing, conforming, transforming, and deforming. Bridging the DoD-Industry Communications Gap, by Scott Littlefield -- Industry members are often in the dark about DoDs actual capability needs. If DoD expects industry to meet its needs, it must find better ways to provide reliable information to industry. A Great System Right Out of the Chocks, by Will Broadus, et al. -- The largest DoD acquisition program in history succeeded by following a step-by-step block plan and a rigorous systems engineering process, ensuring the final product satisfied its specific mission requirements. The Increasing Role of Robots in National Security, by Ellen M. Purdy -- DoDs acquisition and technology organizations are overseeing a tremendous increase in robotic technology. Dangerous tasks can now be entrusted to robots instead of service members. As a result, DoD needs to think differently about how it conducts joint operations. This issue also include A Different Kind of Web-Based Knowledge Management, by Dr. Joseph P. Avery, and Postmodern Program Management, by Maj. Dan Ward, USAF, et al.

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

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