By Michael Bold
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 3, 2017)—The Army Acquisition Workforce is charged with equipping Soldiers to fight and win America’s battles. And it’s that workforce that stands front and center of the July – September issue of Army AL&T magazine. From developing capabilities for Soldiers in the field to nurturing and inspiring future Army scientists and engineers in the classroom, we’ve got it covered.
Network Integration Evaluations and Joint Warfighting Assessments are evolving, and as they do the Army’s ‘trail bosses’ seize the chance to grow professionally as their roles expand in planning and executing the large-scale exercises. Find out how in “CENTER OF THE STORM.”
Logistics demonstrations reduce fielding risk and Soldier burden by ensuring that units have the logistical capability needed to successfully operate, maintain and troubleshoot systems in the field. Read how in “TECHNICAL MANUALS THAT WORK.”
CERDEC’s STEM Superstar program uses pop culture, superheroes and everyday activities to show elementary schoolchildren that science, technology, engineering and mathematics are everywhere. Discover how in “ENGINEERS DON’T NEED TRAINS.” And read how RDECOM’s STEM outreach program is targeting students from kindergarten to college, in “BUILDING A LOVE FOR MATH AND SCIENCE.”
Harvard Business School Professor Linda A. Hill has made it her life’s work to study what makes a good manager a good leader, and vice versa. The former “Army brat,” the daughter of a Medical Service Corps officer, has seen the numerous ways that understanding the individual and the organization well makes for better managers and leaders who can build thriving teams. Read about her findings in “FIRST, MANAGE YOURSELF.”
Credibility is especially key in the world of acquisition, where trust equals money. Program managers need the right mix of character and action to build a foundation of trust. To understand how that can be done, see “BUILDING CREDIBILITY.”
PEO CS&CSS launches a two-pronged effort to maximize the effectiveness of the SRPE and get the most from its workforce. Read how in “THE SHAPE OF SUCCESS.”
Even if you’re a die-hard hard copy reader, there are many reasons to take a sneak peek at what’s online. Go to http://usaasc.armyalt.com/#folio=1 to read the e-magazine, or visit the archives at https://asc.army.mil/web/magazine/alt-magazine-archive/ to download the PDF version.
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