ARMY AL&T FALL ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS MODERNIZATION AND ENTERPRISE COLLABORATION

By October 7, 2021Army ALT Magazine
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by Ellen Summey

 

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Oct. 7, 2021)—The Fall 2021 issue of Army AL&T magazine focuses on modernization and enterprise collaboration. “It’s a symbiotic relationship that encourages innovation, continuous process improvement and, most critically, teamwork,” said AL&T editor-in-chief, Nelson McCouch III. “Working collaboratively with our industry partners toward a common goal provides access to greater resources, innovation, rewards and results. Working collaboratively with industry is Army acquisition.” Read how:

  • The NEXUS laboratory charts the future of medical performance in “THE BLUEPRINT.”
  • The Army will enable better decision-making with ‘data fabric.’ Don’t miss “STITCHING THE ARMY’S DATA FABRIC.”
  • Early Soldier input improves Army aviation modernization. Read more in “FEEDBACK LOOP.”
  • Enterprise Business Systems – Convergence blazes the trail to fusing sustainment and financial systems. Find out more in “MODERNIZING ARMY BUSINESS.”
  • The Office of the Chief Information Officer sets the strategic direction toward a lethal, ready and digital Army of 2028 in “THE DIGITAL FUTURE OF THE ARMY.”
  • Gen. Garrick Harmon shares insights on enterprise collaboration in “FINDING COMMON GROUND.”
  • An all-of-Army approach to building foreign capability advances U.S. coalition readiness in “SECURITY COOPERATION REFRESH.”
  • Product Manager Medium Caliber Ammunition leads collaboration for countering drone threats by upgrading platforms’ armament systems in “INCREMENTAL ADVANCES.”
  • The Army gets help from a small business to improve decision-making for technology solutions in “CONFIDENCE BOOST.”
  • Project Manager Close Combat Systems takes the next-generation shoulder-launched munition in a new direction with “ONE MUNITION, MULTIPLE TARGETS.”
  • The C5ISR Center director discusses reorganization to enable decision dominance. Don’t miss “ALL TOGETHER.”

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Fall 2021 Army AL&T

FROM THE AAE

LET’S GET TO WORK

Focusing on getting existing programs right and finding ways to move faster are top priorities.

MODERNIZATION AND ENTERPRISE COLLABORATION

THE BLUEPRINT

The NEXUS laboratory charts the future of medical performance.

STITCHING THE ARMY’S DATA FABRIC

The Army will enable better decision-making with ‘data fabric.’

FEEDBACK LOOP

Early Soldier input improves Army aviation modernization.

MODERNIZING ARMY BUSINESS

Enterprise Business Systems – Convergence blazes the trail to fusing sustainment and financial systems.

THE DIGITAL FUTURE OF THE ARMY

The Office of the Chief Information Officer sets the strategic direction toward a lethal, ready and digital Army of 2028.

FACES OF THE FORCE: EDWIN D. MARTINEZ-VEGA

Spotlight on safety.

FINDING COMMON GROUND

Brig. Gen. Garrick Harmon shares insights on enterprise collaboration.

SECURITY COOPERATION REFRESH

An all-of-Army approach to building foreign capability advances U.S. coalition readiness.

INCREMENTAL ADVANCES

Product Manager Medium Caliber Ammunition leads collaboration for countering drone threats by upgrading platforms’ armament systems.

FACES OF THE FORCE: JAMES VANATTA

Tools of the trade.

CONFIDENCE BOOST

The Army gets help from a small business to improve decision-making for technology solutions.

ONE MUNITION, MULTIPLE TARGETS

PM CCS takes the next-generation shoulder-launched munition in a new direction.

ALL TOGETHER

The C5ISR Center director discusses reorganization to enable decision dominance.

FEATURE ARTICLES

THE LURE OF URGENCY

In defense acquisition, you can’t always get what you want.

AGILE MANUFACTURING GAINS AGAINST COVID

Defense Assisted Acquisition cell cranked up manufacturing to support the fight against the pandemic.

ONE THE DOUBLE

U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command is leading the way in digital twin technology for the Army.

UNDERSTANDING ACQUISITION: THE VALLEY OF DEATH

The valley of death is not a place. It’s a condition.

FACES OF THE FORCE: JIM ELLIOT

Building teams.

PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF

How the M1 Garand rifle became a world beater.

HEAVY METAL—BANNED

AMCOM is working to remove heavy metals from Army aircraft to ensure the health and safety of aviation personnel.

SHORTCUTTING COLD STORAGE

Excess materiel is expensive to deal with—USASAC has a plan to make it way cheaper. 

CRITICAL THINKING

LEAN, MEAN TRANSITION MACHINE

For Michael Quinn, retiring from the Army was ‘the most difficult year of my life,’ struggling to find the right job. But eventually, he created his own job helping others find their next steps.

COMMENTARY

CULTIVATING ESPRIT DE CORPS

Lessons learned during the pandemic can help with the transformation of the Army’s workplace and workforce.

BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH

The AAL’s four tenets for businesses wanting to work in the Army’s “four-letter word” program—SBIR.

WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO BE SO COMPLICATED?

Lessons learned from an assistant product manager.

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: BEHAVIORAL ACQUISITION

The part of acquisition sciences that has the biggest impact on acquisition program success, but rarely gets studied or even acknowledged.

LOUD AND CLEAR

Tactical speech recognition presents a variety of challenges that the Army is looking to overcome.

WORKFORCE

FROM THE DACM: A PROFESSION AND A PRACTICE

Acquisition education and training can transform your life. I know. It did mine.

LOSE THE PAPER

For Army Human Resources, the future is here.

FACES OF THE FORCE: SATONYA HOBSON-WILLIAMS

Aiming for space.

ON THE MOVE

 


 

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