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Understanding the program manager’s role: Defense Systems Management College develops new course for DCMA

Understanding the program manager’s role: Defense Systems Management College develops new course for DCMA – Program Management Jose Fernandez Twenty-five Defence Contract Management Agency employees are better equipped to support program managers after completing a new course designed to expose Program Integrators and the Program Support Team to life as a program manager. The Defense […]

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DAU Professor Appointed Examiner For 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award – Defense Acquisition University

DAU Professor Appointed Examiner For 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award – Defense Acquisition University – Brief Article Dr. Mary-jo Hall, a Defense Acquisition University Professor, at Fort Belvoir Va., has been appointed by the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to the 2001 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige […]

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Army Awards Distance Education Contract – PricewaterhouseCoopers is recipient

Army Awards Distance Education Contract – PricewaterhouseCoopers is recipient – Brief Article PricewaterhouseCoopers to Form Army University Access Online Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera announced today the Army has awarded a $453 million contract to PricewaterhouseCoopers to provide distance education for an estimated 80,000 soldiers over the next five years, equipping them as students […]

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Publications

Publications – Career Development ACQUISITION TODAY The Fall 2003 edition of Acquisition Today, published on behalf of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) is now posted to the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Web site at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/. 2004 DAU CATALOG The FY 2004 Defense Acquisition University Catalog is […]

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Supporting the Army in Transition

Supporting the Army in Transition Susan J. Harvey Outsourcing as a Solution This article focuses on challenges that Army commanders and program managers are facing during transformation and reviews the recent trend toward outsourcing as the solution. It also examines why and how the Army is leaning toward outsourcing and features the Army’s newest tool […]

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Innovation through “venture capital” in DoD’s Working Capital Fund organizations: generating new ideas and turning ideas into revenue – WOF

Innovation through “venture capital” in DoD’s Working Capital Fund organizations: generating new ideas and turning ideas into revenue – WOF – Entrepreneurs, Innovators Mark Lewis “…The last bastion of Soviet-style central planning can be found In Fortune 500 companies–it’s called resource allocation.” Gary Hamel Bringing Silicon Valley Inside Of the largest 100 firms in the […]

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Innovations in Logistics Modernization

Innovations in Logistics Modernization Victor J. Ferlise Wholesale Logistics Modernization program (WLMP) Will Overhaul Army’s Logistics System In this era of continuing downsizing and budget decrements, the biggest challenge we face is finding creative and innovative solutions to the problem that confront us, coupled with the perseverance to see them through to successful conclusion. The […]

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New acquisition policy stresses speed, credibility

New acquisition policy stresses speed, credibility WASHINGTON (AFPN)–Speed and credibility are enshrined as top priorities for all acquisition programs, according to a new policy the Air Force’s senior acquisition official approved June 4. “The two overarching objectives of this policy are to shorten the acquisition cycle time and to gain credibility within and outside the […]

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DCMA sees warfighters get what they need, when they need it – American Forces Press Service – Defense Contract Management Agency, United States

DCMA sees warfighters get what they need, when they need it – American Forces Press Service – Defense Contract Management Agency, United States – Brief Article Rudi Williams SPRINGFIELD, Va., Oct. 31,2001 — “I can tell every soldier, sailor, airman and Marine that it’s our job to make sure that what comes from a contractor […]

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“Breaking down” the Work Breakdown Structure: the WBS is the beginning of everything else in the acquisition process

“Breaking down” the Work Breakdown Structure: the WBS is the beginning of everything else in the acquisition process – Program-Project Management James J. Clark A WBS is a product-oriented family tree, composed of hardware, software, services, data, facilities, testing, and everything else resulting from a system engineering process. Whenever an organization has a large project […]