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See the unobvious

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Been There, Done That Modeling and simulation is a PM’s friend. by John T. Dillard, Col., USA (Ret.) One thing I always felt pretty confident about during my acquisition career…

Army AL&T magazine wants five minutes of your time

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That’s it—just five minutes. Click on over to and complete the Army AL&T magazine reader survey. “Our reader survey is the ultimate quality check,” said Steve Stark, senior editor…

The Burn Center participated in the clinical trials of ReCell, a technology that deconstructs a small biopsy of a patient’s skin and dilutes it in a solution that can then be sprayed onto a wound. From there, the patient’s skin cells will populate the wound and regrow skin. (U.S. Army photo)

Building brand-new skin  

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THEN & NOW 1970, 2018 Burns are among the nastiest wounds a person can experience, and the Army’s Burn Center has been working for more than 70 years to develop…

But first, lunch

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Tagg LeDuc COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Product Manager for Virtual Training Systems; Project Manager for Training Devices; Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation TITLE: Electronics engineer YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE:…

Shift left

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Coordinated contractor testing can help accelerate the acquisition process and improve the quality of equipment and programs.  by Mr. Harry H. Jenkins III Test and evaluation (T&E) is a perennial…

Small is the new big

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Angela Arwood-Gallegos COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command TITLE: Procurement analyst and small business professional YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 12 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III…

Mobility—through geographic relocation or temporary developmental assignments—is important to acquisition careers. It shows leadership the wealth of perspectives an employee has and how they can add value to the workforce at large.. (Image by Getty Images)

Moving on up!

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Willingness to be mobile is key to career development in the acquisition workforce. by Ms. Jacqueline M. Hames In Army acquisition, moving up might mean moving out—out of your comfort…

It’s all connected

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Robert F. McKelvey III COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Cybersecurity and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Combat Systems Division; Survivability Evaluation Directorate; U.S. Army Evaluation Center; U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command TITLE: CEMA evaluator and…

Forecasting success

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A vigorous talent management strategy keeps the acquisition workforce prepared to tackle future threats. By Mr. Craig A. Spisak, Director, Acquisition Career Management Predicting the future: It’s one of Army…

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, emerge from a secured building during Decisive Action Rotation 18-08 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., June 6, 2018. Decisive Action Rotations at the National Training Center ensure Army BCTs remain versatile, responsive, and consistently available for current and future contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. JD Sacharok, Operations Group, National Training Center)

The search is on

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Army targets nontraditional partners with competition for next-generation, game-changing technological advances By Dr. Bruce D. Jette, Army Acquisition Executive  “Innovation is the result of critical and creative thinking and the…

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New Army AL&T explores critical enabling technologies

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By Michael Bold FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Sept. 27, 2018)—Innovation has improved the lives of our Soldiers and contributed immeasurably to their success on the battlefield, says Dr. Bruce D. Jette,…

Complex quantum computers of the kind depicted in this conceptual rendering are decades away, but quantum clocks and other applications of the knowledge that quantum mechanics has discovered could be in wide use much sooner. (Graphic by Getty Images)

Quantum 101

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That sound you hear is the tick-tock of a super-accurate quantum clock, counting down the time until quantum information science enables a leap forward in cybersecurity, navigation, code breaking and…

New York National Guard Soldiers assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, load a round into a M777 Howitzer, on Fort Drum, Watertown N.Y., May 22nd, 2018. Soldiers from the 258 spent the past two weeks preparing to fire these weapons, which are much larger, and more powerful than the previous cannon’s they used. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Andrew Valenza)

RDECOM’s road map to modernizing the Army: Long-range precision fires

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First in a series of articles on how RDECOM is supporting the Army’s six modernization priorities. by Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins To prepare for the battlefield of the future,…

Faces of the Force: Brad Bledsoe

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COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Aviation Rockets and Small Guided Munitions Product Office, Joint Attack Munition Systems Project Office, Program Executive Office (PEO) for Missiles and Space TITLE: Product support integrator YEARS OF SERVICE…

MEET THE AUTHOR: Dr. Elizabeth Mezzacappa

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by Mr. Steve Stark Dr. Elizabeth Mezzacappa could seriously hurt you. But if she did hurt you, it would be nonlethal and totally ethical (to understand why, you have to…

Research with a difference

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Dr. Philip Perconti leads the Army’s “corporate lab” with the intimate involvement of warfighters, businesses, academia and other labs in a high-stakes, high-risk, no-time-to-waste environment focused on finding and developing…