Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 19, Number 1, Issue 61, January 2012
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA
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The articles in this issue reflect the theme Shifting Paradigms, for they all tackle subjects that mark the movement away from traditional defense acquisition and into uncharted territory. Rene Rendon and his coauthors compare the acquisition of services across the DoD, a very timely subject given that the DoD now acquires more services maintenance, information than traditional goods planes and tanks. Howard Harris and Mark Lewis examine leadership in joint acquisition programs, which are replacing single-Component acquisition programs in many areas. Robert Tremaine examines the move away from years in a seat measures of career skills, toward the use of specific experiences that can act as catalysts for on-the-job learning. Jay Borst and his co-authors employ new analytical methods to overturn the idea that export controls are hampering U.S. industries in the international satellite market. Peter Eide and Charles Allen revisit 60 years of defense acquisition reform and propose a re-think of the focus of such efforts. Finally, Sydney Coelho reviews Wired for War by P. W. Singer, whose examination of the rise of robotics surely marks the most far-reaching paradigm shift of 21st century defense acquisition.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies