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A Bold Future For The Army

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Reimagining the Army’s logistics enterprise resource planning systems. by Jim Kinkade and Jay Chung If the Army could start over today, it would not choose to design the enterprise resource…

Four Future Trends In Tactical Network Modernization

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Advances in commercial wireless enable Army mobile tactical internet. by Charlie Kawasaki Our adversaries possess increasingly sophisticated communications and information technology (IT), allowing them to leverage advanced wireless technology and…

Prime Partnership

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The Army teams NVESD with General Micro Systems to put multifunction video display at all crew stations inside the MRAP mine-clearing vehicle. by Chris A. Ciufo Keeping U.S. warfighters prepared…

Collaboration Works

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Bell’s experience with the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator shows the effectiveness of government-industry collaboration to deliver advanced technologies to the warfighter—and points out ways that such partnerships could be even…

Learning Through Disaster

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Military catastrophes teach IDEAL students about strategic planning and leadership. by Debra Valine Desert One, the 1980 attempt to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran, failed. America’s Delta Force, formed…

We Heard, We Conferred, We Concurred

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Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete Army AL&T’s reader survey. Here’s what we learned. By Army AL&T staff Ever wonder about the origin of the Army phrase…

The cost of speed

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Beler H. Watts III COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Close Combat Weapon Systems Project Office, Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space TITLE: Deputy product lead, Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System YEARS OF SERVICE…

TWI and Education with Industry (EWI) fellows attend an Amazon Web Services business conference in Tysons Corner, Virginia, on Sept. 27. From left are Maj. Chris Ehlers, Army operations research analyst and TWI fellow; Staff Sgt. Robert Staal, Air Force EWI fellow; Dalila Wortman, Amazon Web Services; and Maj. Desiree Dirige, Army acquisition TWI fellow. (Photo courtesy of Maj. Desiree Dirige)

Understanding Industry

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As complex as its operations and motivations are, knowing how the commercial sector works is fundamental to being a skilled acquisition professional. By Craig A. Spisak, Director of Acquisition Career…

Understanding industry is focus of new Army AL&T magazine

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By Michael Bold FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Jan. 3, 2018)—Understanding how industry works—its motivations and its challenges—is key to Army acquisition professionals developing the skills and competencies needed to do their…

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Mapping Acquisition

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Career Navigator DAU’s handy-dandy subway map helps make it easier to understand contracting and find the right tool. By Jacqueline M. Hames It’s easy to get lost in the byzantine…

Innovation Through Agility

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PEO EIS uses Agile teaming to build the Army’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System. by Col. Gregory S. Johnson Today, the Army faces a complex dilemma: how to deliver warfighting…

Teaming Up On Substance Abuse

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Consortia partnerships developing treatments, especially for patients with TBI or PTSD.  by Erin Bolling It has been eight years since Congress first funded an Army-led research program to address substance…

Running The Options

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How MRMC leverages expertise and relationship-building with industry. by Elizabeth Lamie The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) aims to lead the advancement of military medicine and responsibly…

Medical Partnership

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USAMMDA works with military, federal civilian and contract professionals to develop and deliver quality medical products. by Jeffrey M. Soares Since its establishment more than 30 years ago, the U.S….

Engineering a successful path

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Jonathan B. Hill COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Project Office, Program Executive Office (PEO) for Missiles and Space TITLE: Chief, Performance Management Division YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE:…

Expanding the perimeter

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Cyber defense and partner nation interoperability are vital to meeting national security objectives at home and abroad. by Andy Strand In “Sneakers,” a 1992 comedic caper about the ethical and…

RDECOM’s road map to modernizing the Army: Next Generation Combat Vehicle

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Second in a series of articles about RDECOM’s support for the Army’s six modernization priorities. by Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins Soldiers in the field need the right equipment to…

Continuing to contribute

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Paul L. Price COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) TITLE: Chief, Aviation Branch YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 16 YEARS…

Innovation countdown

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Expeditionary Technology Search narrows Army-funded competition from over 350 proposals to 12 contenders for $200,000 award. by Dr. Matt Willis and Jennifer Smith When Dr. Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of…

Everywhere man

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Whether it’s his fiction and nonfiction, his work as a TRADOC ‘mad scientist,’ the interviews he’s done with defense media, the pages of Popular Science, or some other venue, P.W….

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