Accession Number:

ADA613979

Title:

Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 21, Number 4, Issue 71, October 2014

Descriptive Note:

Journal

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

125.0

Abstract:

The theme for this edition of Defense Acquisition Research Journal is ...All Others Must Bring Data. It derives from the famous quote by American management consultant W. Edwards Deming, In God we trust all others must bring data, displayed outside the office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Frank Kendall. Accurate and meaningful data are the basis for making informed acquisition policy decisions as British scientist William Thomson Lord Kelvin said over a century ago, When you can measure what you are speaking about ... you know something about it but when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE