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Acquisition “Sound Bite” Videos Simplify Contracting Concepts

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    by Ellen Summey Acquisition is a notoriously complex beast. Enter Dennis Longo, the advocate for competition, task and delivery order ombudsman and senior procurement analyst for Army Contracting…

THE NOTICE I NEVER KNEW

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MAZE OF DEFINITIONS: Knowing the definitions of terms in the FAR is essential. In April 2019, the GSA published a pre-solicitation notice requesting industry’s interest to provide warehouse space. Two…

INNOVATION DAYS: CONCEPT, PROTOTYPE, DELIVER

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EVALUATION TIME: The second RCCTO innovation day event included leaders, technical experts and Soldiers from across Army organizations to serve on panels. They were grouped based on technology topic, to…

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NEW ISSUE OF ARMY AL&T EXPLORES ‘FIELDING THE FUTURE’

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by Ellen Summey   FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 06, 2020)—It’s the very nature of Army acquisition—always looking to the future. Despite being faced with an unexpected challenge in the COVID-19…

EVERY MINUTE COUNTS

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THE VIRTUAL FUTURE: 1st Sgt. Michael Weaver, 1-31st Field Artillery Battalion, 434th Field Artillery Brigade, uses virtual reality to take an early look at components of the Army’s new prototype…

DREAMS OF FLIGHT

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LIKE A CHEETAH: Mullins recruited prosthetic maker Van Phillips to help develop new prostheses for her sports career. He employed material engineers to invent the “cheetah leg,” woven carbon-fiber prostheses…

THE UPSIDE OF ISOLATION

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    by Michael Bold   When I spoke with Aimee Mullins in April, California Gov. Gavin Newsom had just imposed a stay-at-home order on the state because of the…

MEASURE WHAT MATTERS

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ENGAGING THE STAKEHOLDER: The 418th CSB was able to identify delays in the acquisition process that could trigger a bridging action by measuring what matters—early and integrated planning with requiring activity…

THE DROIDS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

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FUSION FOR GOOD: The Army National Guard’s COVID-19 response efforts highlighted the need for a broader AI tool—something that could fuse data between two domains, reconciling semantic reasoning. (Image by Getty…

THE HALO EFFECT

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    READY FOR PATIENTS: Soldiers stage medical equipment and beds at the CenturyLink Event Center in Seattle, during the last week in March 2020, as part of the Army’s response…

FIELD THE FUTURE, SAFEGUARD THE PRESENT

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  MASK UP: ASA(ALT)’s COVID-19 Task Force is studying the risks and challenges that COVID-19 presents to readiness and modernization. Here, a Soldier wears a face mask to drive an electric…

NEW HORIZONS

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EMERGING CAPABILITIES: In January, the PEO C3T, N-CFT and the CCDC C5ISR team concluded the initial phases of medium Earth orbit satellite testing with prototype ground satellite terminals, at the C5ISR…

MODERNIZING THE WORKFORCE

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    FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ACQUISITION CAREER MANAGEMENT CRAIG A. SPISAK   Modernizing the Army means modernizing acquisition.   Significant change is coming to the defense acquisition workforce as…

JPEO-CBRND works with industry to develop COVID-19 diagnostic tests

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COVID-19 RESPONSE: JPM CBRN Medical, in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, rapidly delivered a new COVID-19 diagnostic test under the FDA’s Emergency…

‘HACQing’ for Defense

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Rajal Ganatra (center right) with Acquisition Pathway Director (right) Maj. David Rothzeid and other cohorts of the program: from left, Denzil Thomas, Jaylene Carteret and Steve Rapp (on screen). (Photo…

MENTOR, ACCELERATE, REPEAT

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XTECH IMMERSION: XTechSearch 3.0 finalists participate in an immersion day in Boston supported by FedTech and the xTechSearch program manager, Zeke Topolosky, far right back row.   The xTechSearch competition and…