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new technologies make life easier, safer for troops on the battlefield

American forces press service : new technologies make life easier, safer for troops on the battlefield Paul Stone WASHINGTON — A Defense Department-led effort to quickly deliver new technologies to the warfighter is making life easier–and, more importantly, safer–for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Following the attacks of Sept. 11, we asked ourselves what we […]

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Defense Acquisition University partner adds new degree program

Defense Acquisition University partner adds new degree program Penn State University has added a new degree program to the existing strategic partnership between DAU and Penn State: a Master of Program Management degree. For more information on this degree program, visit the Penn State Web site at . COPYRIGHT 2005 Defense Acquisition University Press COPYRIGHT […]

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American forces press service : falcon phase 1 contractors selected

American forces press service : falcon phase 1 contractors selected K.L. Vantran WASHINGTON — Nine contractors have begun work to place a small satellite or other pay-load weighing about 1,000 pounds into a low Earth orbit. The project is part of the Force Application and Launch from the Continental United States, or FALCON, program. Task […]

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Best manufacturing practices survey of Navy’s Directorate for Missiles and Surface Launchers: a process for benchmarking program management office teams and processes

Best manufacturing practices survey of Navy’s Directorate for Missiles and Surface Launchers: a process for benchmarking program management office teams and processes – Best Practices Larry J. Halbig On July 11, 2002, the leadership, management, and process champions of the Department of the Navy’s Directorate for Missiles and Surface Launchers (PEO TSC-M/L) received a debrief […]

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Simulation & Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training—SMART

Simulation & Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, and Training—SMART Does your program or project need assistance in implementing Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements and Training–SMART? Army SMARTeam contact teams provide information, recommendations, and technical assistance to programs and projects about simulation support planning and implementing SMART. Contact team members discuss how to apply modeling and […]

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Is your project on track? Marking the most of metrics

Is your project on track? Marking the most of metrics Wayne Turk The panic is on. You’ve just received an e-mail from your boss asking how the project is going. How do you find out how the project is going, and what can you tell him? Or maybe your first Interim Progress Review (IPR) is […]

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Should opportunity management be added to my programs acquisition strategy?

Should opportunity management be added to my programs acquisition strategy? Will Broadus A question that faces every DoD program manager is how to get more bang for the buck. Is opportunity management a tool that can be applied with a return on investment? Before we get to the question of adding opportunity management to a […]

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the root of all evil; Observations on life, death, and requirement definition in defense acquisitions

Requirements: the root of all evil; Observations on life, death, and requirement definition in defense acquisitions Daniel Ward Step Two is the key to programmatic success. “What happened to Step One?” you ask. Step One in any problem-solving endeavor is to define the problem. But Step Two–often ignored–is to define the problem correctly. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] […]

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Air Force print news : space acquisitions policy changes

Air Force print news : space acquisitions policy changes WASHINGTON–Air Force leaders announced a change in space acquisitions policy at a Senate Armed Services subcommittee meeting Nov. 18. Undersecretary of the Air Force Peter B. Teets and Lt. Gen. Brian Arnold, Space and Missile Systems Center commander, testified before members of the strategic forces subcommittee. […]

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Program Manager—Stryker gets Environmental Award

Army news service : Program Manager—Stryker gets Environmental Award Joe Burlas WASHINGTON–Program Manager-Stryker just got an award normally given to Army installations. Lt. Gen. Joseph Yakovac, military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, presented the Secretary of the Army Environmental Excellence Award in a Pentagon ceremony June 17. […]