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Defense AT&L (Volume 34, Number 5, September-October 2005)

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The first article in this issue is an interview with Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, SC, USN -- The commander of Naval Supply Systems Command and chief of Supply Corps discusses the world-wide workforce that provides logistics support to allied and naval forces and explains how sea basing will make NAVSUP support even more responsive. Bridging Small Worlds to Accelerate Innovation, by Gary Markovits, et al. -- Carderock Naval Lab demonstrates that leading-edge solutions can come from the most unlikely sources. Suggestion for the Improvement of Performance Risk Assessment, by Alexander R. Slate -- Current past performance rating definitions dont necessarily get the USAF the best end product. The author suggests alternative definitions to serve in more complex contracting situations. Optimizing Bi-modal SignalNoise Reduction, by Maj. Dan Ward, USAF -- How can you be sure that what you said is what was heard Heres a tale about the perils of communication to show that you get what they hear, and vice versa. The Cultural Sources of Acquisition Risk Part I, by Christopher S. Roman -- Metrics dont tell the whole story. Program management is more an art than a science. The ATL workforce must consider the cultural aspects of acquisition risk management. Mission Possible...with Good Requirements, by Wayne Turk -- Writing clear, concise, focused requirements will put your project on the road to success. On Acquisition Training An Important Next Step, by Stan Soloway -- Acquisition is a core government requirement, but when it comes to funding training, its a poor relation. A recent policy memo mandates the establishment of education and certification requirements to help rectify the situation. The NAVSEA Scientist to Sea Experience, by Matthew Tropiano, Jr. -- NAVSEA engineers leave the lab for a spell at sea, learning the impact of their work on the daily lives of sailors and seeing how the equipment they design functions in its real-world environment.

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

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