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  1. Affordability Constraints in Major Defense Acquisitions

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    2016-11-01

    price , this is actually an inverse supply curve. In competitive markets, the inverse supply curve is the firm’s marginal cost curve. When firms have a...support features and functions. The vertical axis represents the unit sale price , inclusive of all life-cycle or total ownership costs as appropriate...Three Defense Programs 3 We can easily extend the example to incorporate cost - plus payment schemes

  2. 76 FR 38050 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Management of Manufacturing Risk in Major...

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    2011-06-29

    ... Regulation Supplement; Management of Manufacturing Risk in Major Defense Acquisition Programs (DFARS Case... require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C... Government procurement. Mary Overstreet, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48...

  3. Digging Out the Root Cause: Nunn-McCurdy Breaches in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2014-04-30

    Acquisition Programs Bill Shelton, RAND Corporation Irv Blickstein, RAND Corporation Jerry Sollinger, RAND Corporation Charles Nemfakos, RAND...to become a research sponsor, or to print additional copies of reports, please contact any of the staff listed on the Acquisition Research Program...Out the Root Cause: Nunn-McCurdy Breaches in Major Defense Acquisition Programs Bill Shelton, RAND Corporation Irv Blickstein, RAND Corporation

  4. A Best Practices Based Approach to Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2010-04-26

    EBSCO . Web. 10 Apr. 2010. Heberling, Michael E. "Open Issues in Acquisition Reform. 11 National Contract Management Journal27.2 (1996): 43-58...1325-1326. America: History & Life. EBSCO . Web. 10 Apr. 2010. Kraft, Jonathan. 11 The Evolution of Program Budgeting in the United States Government...34 Armed Forces Comptroller 54.1 (2009): 40-41. International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center. EBSCO . Web. 11 Apr. 2010. Li, Allen

  5. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs

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    2006-03-01

    Common Name: C-130 AMPC -130 Avionics Modernization Program (C-130 AMP)The Air Force’s C-130 AMP standardizes the cockpit configurations and avionics for...GAO-06-391 Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs Common Name: C-130 AMPC -130 AMP Program Technology Maturity All of the C-130 AMP’s six...Selected Major Weapon Programs Common Name: C-5 AMPC -5 Avionics Modernization Program (C-5 AMP)The Air Force’s C-5 AMP is the first of two major upgrades

  6. Transaction Costs and Cost Breaches in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2014-02-04

    ADDRESS(ES) 10. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT NUMBER(S) 12. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT Approved for public release...price for the home (bargaining and decision costs). Last, if the home was purchased using money that was borrowed from a mortgage lender , the...operate within its approved financial constraints as measured by cost breaches. Data Sources This study used two major data sources to develop the

  7. 76 FR 11361 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Preservation of Tooling for Major Defense...

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    2011-03-02

    ... comment period closed July 6, 2010. Four respondents submitted comments on six issues. A discussion of the... Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)) may waive this requirement if USD (AT&L) determines that...

  8. Influences on the Timing and Frequency of Cancellations and Truncations of Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2017-03-01

    TPP) when it was judged to be practicable and, when not, a Fixed Price Incentive Fee (FPIF) or Cost Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF) contract. By 1966...left off, he ruled out the use of TPP and discouraged the use of FPIF for development contracts in favor of CPIF. ( Cost Plus Award Fee may not have...CPIF Cost Plus Incentive Fee CY Calendar Year DAB Defense Acquisition Board DAMIR Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval DCP

  9. Further Evidence on the Effect of Acquisition Policy and Process on Cost Growth of Major Defense Acquisition Programs (Revised)

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    2016-08-01

    was judged to be practicable and, when not, Fixed Price Incentive Fee (FPIF) or Cost Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF) contracts.6 By 1966, McNamara had...discouraged the use of FPIF for development contracts in favor of CPIF. ( Cost Plus Award Fee may not have been included in the contracting play book yet...Estimate CLC Calibrated Learning Curve CPIF Cost Plus Incentive Fee DAB Defense Acquisition Board DAMIRS Defense Acquisition Management Information

  10. Analysis of System Training Impact for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs): Training Systems Acquisition

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    2012-07-01

    evidenced in our other case studies. However, with the rapid production and deployment of the vehicles in 2007–2008, the operators began to experience...Background The Patriot system began because of the need to replace an aging and limited air defense system in the 1970s, the Nike -Hercules, and...The program sponsors of the Patriot also desired to take advantage of technological innovation and information superiority to enhance overall

  11. 75 FR 20954 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Major...

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    2010-04-22

    ... journals; and (D) Business directories and registers. (3) In competitive acquisitions, whether by sealed... Office of Government Ethics (OGE) pursuant to section 841(b) of the Duncan Hunter National Defense... addressed along with improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest; Standard provisions...

  12. A Comparison of Earned Value and Earned Schedule Duration Forecast Methods on Department of Defense Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    Bruchey, William J.

    2012-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Earned value management is a project management tool that integrates project scope with cost, schedule, and performance elements for optimum project planning and control. Earned value management is required by the Department of Defense for cost and incentive type contracts equal or greater than $20 million as part of a comprehensive approach to improving critical acquisitions. It is used to forecast the programs schedule performance us...

  13. 75 FR 81908 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Major...

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    2010-12-29

    ... of the basic goals to promote competition and preserve DoD access to the expertise of qualified... respondent opined that DoD agencies may find themselves defending against claims that contracting officers... Funded Research and Development Centers or other sources independent of the major defense...

  14. Trends in Nunn-McCurdy Cost Breaches for Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2011-03-09

    Demilitarization - Chemical Materials Agency Bechtel National Inc., Westinghouse, Washington Demil Co., EG&G Defense Materials, Parsons Infra...Engineers & Construction, Raytheon Demil Company, Bechtel National, Inc., EG&G Defense Materials Comanche Reconnaissance Attack Helicopter Boeing

  15. Defense Intelligence: Additional Steps Could Better Integrate Intelligence Input into DODs Acquisition of Major Weapon Systems

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    2016-11-01

    Homeland Security (Office of Intelligence and Analysis ), Department of State (Bureau of Intelligence and Research), Department of Treasury (Office...of Intelligence and Analysis ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (National Security Branch), Drug Enforcement Administration (Office of National...acquisition programs that begin during the materiel solution analysis phase, intelligence inputs into the acquisition process are expected to be provided

  16. The Major Causes of Cost Growth in Defense Acquisition, Volume II: Main Body

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    2009-12-01

    Acquisition Volume II: Main Body Gene Porter, Project Leader Brian Gladstone C. Vance Gordon Nicholas Karvonides R. Royce Kneece, Jr. Jay Mandelbaum...Main Body Gene Porter, Project Leader Brian Gladstone C. Vance Gordon Nicholas Karvonides R. Royce Kneece, Jr. Jay Mandelbaum William D. O’Neil iii...information to DoD management on the status of the most important acquisition programs. Since 1969 , Congress has required that the SARs for MDAPs be

  17. Post Milestone B Funding Climate and Cost Growth in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2017-03-01

    assumptions are made in the hope that, by making the program appear to be lower in cost or more capable, they will increase the odds that the program will...hope that, by making the program appear to be lower in cost or more capable, they will increase the odds that the program will be successful in...Package Procurement (TPP).13 Acquisition reforms adopted in mid-1969 ruled out use of TPP and fixed- price development contracts because they typically

  18. Further Evidence on the Effect of Acquisition Policy and Process on Cost Growth of Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2016-06-01

    Acquisition Reform, 1969 to 2009, 38, following Gordon Adams, Paul Murphy, and William Grey Rosenau, Controlling Weapons Costs: Can Pentagon Reforms Work...New York: Council on Economic Priorities, 1983), 19–20. A TPP contract is one that covers EMD, at least a significant portion of procurement, and...mechanism for ongoing managerial control.” This is accurate in that the Packard reforms placed management of the programs in the hands of the Services

  19. Further Evidence on the Effect of Acquisition Policy and Process on Cost Growth of Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2016-06-01

    account parallel analyses for the boom periods and the comparisons of cost growth in bust and boom periods for a given acquisition regime (Appendix E...funds. Only the former are used in computing quantity- adjusted RDT&E cost growth. Our procedure was simply to compute the ratio of the Current ...Group CAPE Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation CD Compact Disc CE Current Estimate CLC Calibrated Learning Curve CPIF Cost Plus Incentive Fee

  20. An Assessment of Early Competitive Prototyping for Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2016-04-30

    êÅÜ=mêçÖê~ãW= `êÉ~íáåÖ=póåÉêÖó=Ñçê=fåÑçêãÉÇ=`Ü~åÖÉ= - 28 - Panel 12. Considerations for Focusing Development and Controlling Growth in MDAPs Thursday...CDFM-A). [wrfast@nps.edu] Abstract On May 22, 2009, the President signed into law the Weapon System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (WSARA). An...Government Accountability Office (GAO). The WSARA competitive prototyping requirement has now been in effect for nearly seven years. There is a considerable

  1. 76 FR 71465 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Management of Manufacturing Risk in Major...

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    2011-11-18

    ... equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs..., therefore, was not subject to review under section 6(b) of E.O. 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, dated... Business Administration in response to the interim rule. The rule will apply to DoD Major...

  2. Defense ADP Acquisition Study.

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    1981-11-30

    Government Operations Committee HOI - Headquarters Operating Tnstructions vii HOL - Higher Order Language HQ - Headquarters HW - Hardware I IFB...generates lengthy acquisition times, but rather, the basis for the delays is related to the Air Force acqusition process. -5- (2) The Current Air...information resources is stressed, the Senate language in the bill, and the specific wording in the law, dis- claim an expansion of GSA’s authority, as defined

  3. Risk Management Programs for Defense Acquisition Systems

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    2007-11-02

    The audit objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of risk management programs for Defense acquisition systems. Specifically, we determined whether DoD risk management policies and procedures for Defense acquisition systems were effectively implemented and what impact risk management programs bad on reducing program risks and costs. We also reviewed management controls as they applied to the audit objectives.

  4. 75 FR 8272 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition Strategies To Ensure Competition...

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    2010-02-24

    ... Regulation Supplement; Acquisition Strategies To Ensure Competition Throughout the Life Cycle of Major... Reform Act of 2009, section 202, Acquisition Strategies to Ensure Competition throughout the Lifecycle of... requirements. Section 202 directs the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) to ensure that the acquisition strategy...

  5. Defense Acquisition Transformation: Report to Congress

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    2007-07-25

    acquisition and financial databases . The emphasis is on data integrity in a net-centric, authoritative environment and comprehensive, transparent...resources R&E planning documents, financial databases , and other R&E resources Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR): Leverages

  6. Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Report

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    2006-01-01

    Incorporated – “Changing the System” HeLLeR , TRiCiA A., Deputy Director of Congressional Support, Technical and Analytical Support, USAF A-Team...Interview Recorder” HeLLieR, RiCHARD, Director of Air Force Programs, United Technologies – “Joint Stars System” HeRMAN , DR. ROBeRT, Member, Defense

  7. Inflation Adjustments for Defense Acquisition

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    2014-10-01

    Airframe Total airframe contractor furnished equipment ( CFE ) Total airframe CFE 9 entries (forward fuselage, center fuselage, wing, empennage...etc.) Avionics Total electronics CFE and government- furnished equipment (GFE) Total avionics 16 entries (radar, integrated processor...Relationship CFE Contractor Furnished Equipment CNI Communication, Navigation, Identification DoD Department of Defense FCCM Facilities Capital Cost

  8. 76 FR 44293 - Defense Acquisition Regulations System; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Only...

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    2011-07-25

    ... presented by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics in a memorandum dated... offered price. These provisions must also be used in acquisitions of commercial items conducted using part...--ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS 4. Add new section 212.205 to read as follows: 212.205 Offers. (c) When...

  9. Defense Acquisitions Acronyms and Terms

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    2012-12-01

    AMSDL Acquisition Management Systems Data List ANSI American National Standards Institute AO Operational Availability AoA Analysis of...Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory EFA Engineering Field Activity EFD Engineering Field Division EI Enterprise Integration EIT External...Ground Intercept Point GNP Gross National Product GOCO Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (Facility) GOGO Government-Owned, Government

  10. Department of Defense Management of Unobligated Funds for Acquisition Programs

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    2015-04-30

    CGFM, MBA, Senior Staff Accountant, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR), 703...This research analyzes financial obligation rates for acquisition programs and acquisition program contract awards made in the last quarter of the...Postgraduate School since September 2010. Prior to that, he taught acquisition and business, cost estimating, and financial management courses at the Defense

  11. 76 FR 50461 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Types of...

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    2011-08-15

    ... Defense Acquisition Regulations System Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Types of Contracts AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of... information collection requirement. SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the...

  12. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 23, Number 3, Issue 78, July 2016

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    2016-07-01

    for National Security and Resource Strategy Dr. J. Ronald Fox Harvard Business School Mr. David Gallop Defense Acquisition University Dr. Jacques...Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution Written by Richard Whittle Reviewed by Julien Demotes-Mainard Mr. Patrick Fitzgerald Defense...Defense Acquisition Research Journal, formerly the Defense Acquisition Review Journal, is published quarterly by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU

  13. 75 FR 71560 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Cost and Software Data Reporting System (DFARS...

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    2010-11-24

    ... is provided for contractors with accounting software that does not accommodate the additional data... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Cost and Software Data Reporting System (DFARS Case 2008-D027) AGENCY... Cost and Software Data Reporting system requirements for Major Defense Acquisition Programs and...

  14. 75 FR 13093 - Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committee; Defense Acquisition University Board...

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    2010-03-18

    ... University Board of Visitors AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Renewal of Federal advisory... amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.50(c), the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors (hereafter referred to as the Board)....

  15. A STUDY ON DEFENSE ACQUISITION MODELS WITH AN EMERGING MARKET PERSPECTIVE. THE CASE OF TURKEY

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    Mustafa Kemal Topcu

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available With the end of the Cold War, the static environment, characteristic of the bipolar world, has changed quickly into a dynamic and complicated environment with new actors. These changes have also affected the countries’ armed forces and new approaches to procurement/acquisition come into progress. After the Cold War, countries have focused on responding to changing threats with their decreasing defense budgets. In this study, acquisition models and their effects on Turkey’s technology acquisition and defense industry are evaluated. The evaluation is performed based on criteria such as contribution to national economy, customization, acquisition cost, time and risk, life cycle cost, and technology acquisition. Major acquisition models in this study are determined as direct procurement, production under license, joint venture, indigenous development, production via international consortium. Finally, it is observed that the best model is indigenous development while the others will serve as technology acquisition for indigenous development.

  16. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 21, Number 1, Issue 68

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    2014-01-01

    exclusivity and the egos of A Publication of the Defense Acquisition University http://www.dau.mil 477 Defense ARJ, January 2014, Vol. 21 No. 1: 466–484...the decreasing strength of their fleet relative to Japan’s. As Professor John Kuehn emphasizes, this multidimensional threat drasti- cally altered

  17. Offset implementations for Turkey's International Defense Acquisitions

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    2008-01-01

    MBA Professional Report "Offsets" is the umbrella term for a broad range of industrial and commercial "compensatory" practices. Specifically, offset agreements in the defense environment are increasing globally as a percentage of exports. Developed countries with established defense industries use offsets to channel work or technology to their domestic defense companies. Countries with newly industrialized economies are utilizing both military and commercial related offsets that involv...

  18. Defense Acquisition Policy and Defense Industrial Base Reinforcement Strategy - Enhancing the International Competitiveness of the Korean National Defense Industry

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    2008-04-23

    Korea Defense Industry Association (KDIA). (2007). Annual management review of Korean Defense Industry. Seoul: Author. Lee, D.O. (2000...COMPETITIVENESS OF THE KOREAN NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRY Published: 23 April 2008 by Dr. Dae Ok Lee 5th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium of the...International Competitiveness of the Korean National Defense Industry 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d

  19. Air Force Major Defense Acquisition Program Cost Growth Is Driven by Three Space Programs and the F-35A: Fiscal Year 2013 President’s Budget Selected Acquisition Reports

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    2014-01-01

    production FSD full-scale development FY fiscal year FYDP Future Years Defense Program GBS Global Broadcast System GLCM Ground Launched Cruise...Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) aircraft • Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) • Ground-Launched Cruise Missile ( GLCM ) • AGM-65A/B

  20. 78 FR 13544 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary...

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    2013-02-28

    ... Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary Structures (DFARS Case 2012-D015... the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that address the acquisition of tents and... contracts that provide the best value, when acquiring tents and other temporary structures, regardless...

  1. Acquiring Expertise? Developing Expertise in the Defense Acquisition Workforce

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    2015-01-01

    The goal of this research project is to tell the story of acquisition expertise development within the DOD using the evolution of the Defense Acquisition University as its backdrop. It is a story about the persistent frame that claims expertise leads to acquisition success. It is about 40 plus years of competing perspectives of how best to acquire that expertise and their shaping effects. It is about technology choices amidst cultural and political conflict. It is about how budget, users, ...

  2. 77 FR 14480 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Commercial Determination Approval (DFARS Case...

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    2012-03-12

    ... acquisitions made pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 12.102(f)(1).'' This language clarifies that... Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 212 RIN 0750-AH61 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Commercial Determination Approval (DFARS Case 2011-D041) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition...

  3. 75 FR 65437 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Defense Cargo Riding Gang Members (DFARS Case...

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    2010-10-25

    ... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Defense Cargo Riding Gang Members (DFARS Case 2007-D002) AGENCY: Defense... 3504 addresses requirements that apply to riding gang members and DoD- exempted individuals who perform.... 109-364). Section 3504 addresses requirements that apply to riding gang members and...

  4. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2013-03-01

    Radios, Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netter Sensor System, C-130 Avionics Modernization Program, or National Polar-orbiting...investigation of hypoxia-like physiological symptoms experienced by some F- 22A pilots, an issue identified as being significant starting in 2008 and

  5. 76 FR 27274 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract...

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    2011-05-11

    ... Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Chapter 2 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to update the Rules...

  6. Defense Acquisition Workforce: DOD Has Opportunities to Further Enhance Use and Management of Development Fund

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    2017-03-01

    and Responsibilities of Key Department of Defense (DOD) Organizations Involved in Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF) Management 7...DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE DOD Has Opportunities to Further Enhance Use and Management of Development Fund...House of Representatives March 2017 DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE DOD Has Opportunities to Further Enhance Use and Management of Development Fund

  7. Defense Acquisition Structures and Capabilities Review

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    2007-06-01

    Year 1996, 1996. Department of the Army, U.S. Army Materiel Command Historical Office, A Brief History of Army Materiel Command and Biography of the...Econom, Shelley Roberts, Confronting the Looming Crisis in the Federal Acquisi- tion Workforce, Public Contract Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, Winter 2006...Contract Management Agency Etter, Dr. Delores, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Develop- ment, and Acquisition) Evans, Mary Margaret, former

  8. A Theoretical Framework for Defense Acquisition Analysis

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    1989-09-01

    communication. Relational communication was first developed by an anthropologist named Gregory Bateson in the early 1950’s and has recently been...Institute Yale U. Negotiation and Competitive P. C. Cramton Decision Making (Derived from Neale, Margaret A. and Gregory B. Northcroft. Bargaining...Acquisition Improvement Program," Program Manager, 12: 5-13. (November-December 1983). 14. Buntz, Gregory C. and Donald L. Carper. "A Conflict Management

  9. A Strategy for Defense Acquisition Research

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    2005-08-01

    attention focused on revising business standards in the wake of the collapse of Enron and WorldCom, scandals are not limited to the private sector...Wind,” bribery and corruption scandal of the late 1980’s, to the recent scandal involving former Air Force acquisitions chief Darleen Druyun and The...and investigators may help catch occasional cases of intentional wrongdoing, as was the case during the C-17 and “Ill Wind” scandals of the 1980s

  10. Assessment of Accelerated Acquisition of Defense Programs

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    2016-09-01

    acquisition, and fielding of state-of-the- art capabilities in the force. ix Table of Contents 1. Introduction...with a state-of-the- art communications backbone to enable exchange of information (voice, data, and video) at high speeds with high reliability...the basic and extended range JASSMs (4987 missiles, 1900 of which had been delivered) 57 Degree of urgency: Previous efforts to develop such a

  11. 75 FR 18034 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Research and Development Contract Type...

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    2010-04-08

    ... Regulation Supplement; Research and Development Contract Type Determination (DFARS Case 2006-D053) AGENCY... a major defense acquisition program (MDAP) to select the contract type for a development program... requires DoD to modify regulations regarding the determination of contract type for development programs...

  12. 78 FR 19467 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS...

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    2013-04-01

    ... Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Appendix I, DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege... purposes of the DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program have been met. The purposes of the Program are to (1) provide incentives to major DoD contractors to assist protege firms in enhancing their capabilities...

  13. 76 FR 76318 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments

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    2011-12-07

    ..., Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, is the DoD Office of Inspector General at the following... (Acquisition & Procurement)''; and 0 d. Removing the Defense Business Transformation Agency Contracting Office... procedures at PGI 205.207(a)(i). (d)(i) * * * (iii) For special notices for small business events, follow the...

  14. Defense Acquisition Review Journal. Volume 16, Number 2

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    2008-07-01

    Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, 2004). 7. The action research concept was developed by social psychologist Kurt ... Lewin and his colleagues in the late 1940s. His concepts spawned many to investigate phenomenological aspects of learning, to include heavily

  15. 76 FR 11985 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Reporting of Government-Furnished Property

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    2011-03-04

    ... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Reporting of Government-Furnished Property AGENCY: Defense Acquisition... expand reporting requirements for Government-furnished property to include items uniquely and non...

  16. Defense Acquisitions: Assessment of Institute for Defense Analyses C-130 Avionics Modernization Program Analysis

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    2014-05-29

    Page 1 GAO-14-547R C-130 Avionics Modernization Program 441 G St. N.W. Washington, DC 20548 May 29, 2014...Congressional Committees Defense Acquisitions: Assessment of Institute for Defense Analyses’ C-130 Avionics Modernization Program Analysis The Air...Force’s C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP), which entered development in 2001, was to standardize and upgrade the cockpit and avionics for

  17. 75 FR 71647 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Discussions Prior to Contract Award (DFARS...

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    2010-11-24

    ... Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 215 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement... amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to strongly encourage discussions... requirements. DoD notes the potential disadvantages of this proposed change in increased time to complete...

  18. 76 FR 11411 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Multiyear Contracting (DFARS Case 2009-D026)

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    2011-03-02

    ... aircrew members or foreign language training); (4) Base services (e.g., ground maintenance, in-plane... Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Part 217 RIN 0750-AG89 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Multiyear Contracting (DFARS Case 2009-D026) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition...

  19. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2016-03-01

    of contractors delivering the 10 costliest programs have performed well relative to broad-based market indices, indicating that investors expect...16-329SP Assessments of Major Weapon Programs Two programs—the B-2 Extremely High Frequency Satellite Communications and Computer...expected. The B-2 Extremely High Frequency Satellite Communications and Computer Increment 1 date was revised to reflect the actual delivery of

  20. A Transactions Cost Economics Approach to Defense Acquisition Management

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    2006-12-30

    and economic organization. American Economic Review , 62, 777-795. Ashby, W. R. (1960). An introduction to cybernetics. London: Chapman & Hall... American Economic Review , 77, 168-185. Kadish et al. (2005, December). Defense acquisition performance assessment for the Acting Deputy Secretary...k^s^i=mlpqdo^ar^qb=p`elli= = Krueger, A. (1974). The political economy of the rent-seeking society. American Economic Review , 64, 291-303. Levy, B

  1. Performance of the Defense Acquisition System. 2014 Annual Report

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    2014-06-13

    contractors to “win the franchise ” to become the sole-source producer of a system. Contractors are often willing to accept lower development...margins to win this production franchise . 86 Performance of the Defense Acquisition System, 2014 Figure 3-1. Final Margin on MDAP Development and...profits if the contractors determine the longer-term benefits from “winning the franchise ” form a good investment. Both types of sole-source contracts

  2. Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DOD Spends Its Contracting Dollars

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    2015-04-30

    Nuclear Reactors 45 - Plumbing, Heating, and Sanitation Equipment 46 - Water Purification and Sewage Treatment Equipment 47 - Pipe, Tubing, Hose...587681. pdf . Based also on CRS review of data found in FPDS-NG. 5 FPDS-NG lists the General Accounting Office, which in 2004 was renamed the Government...Version_1.4_specs/FPDSNG_DataDictionary_V1.4. pdf . 18 U.S. Government Accountability Office, Defense Acquisitions: Further Actions Needed to Improve

  3. Performance of the Defense Acquisition System, 2015 Annual report

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    2015-09-16

    performance measure has its strengths and weaknesses , so we use multiple measures (e.g., at both the program and contract level) and subsequent analysis to...could have led to program success or problems. Defense acquisition is complex, and each measure has its strengths and weaknesses , so attributing...Program Contract Costs Related to Targets Proportions of (Non-FFP) Contracts At or Below Cost Targets for Currently Active MDAPs (controlling for

  4. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 21, Number 2, Issue 69

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    2014-04-01

    Competition, sponsored by our partner organization, the Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association (DAUAA) at http://www.dauaa.org. For 2014...initiation to satisfaction . Organizations Involved in Resolution of Urgent Needs The organizations examined in this article that support, develop...sef c c = > Where: ef = measure of effectiveness on interval (0, 1) os = level of satisfaction of the objective (rated on a scale of 0 to 1) oc = cost

  5. Defense Acquisition Review Journal. Volume 14, Number 1, February 2007

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    faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~clemen/ bio/ mhd /mhdpref.htm Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) (2000, December). Multi-criteria analysis manual...http://www.courses.vcu.edu/MATH327/ (under “Schedule” under “ Lecture Slide”). Keeney, R. L., & Raiffa, H. (1976). Decisions with multiple objectives...theory class 9: Revising judgment in the light of new information & risk and uncertainty management. Unpublished lecture notes. DefeNse aCquisiTion

  6. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 24, Number 1, Issue 80

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    87(3), 333–347. Henderson, R. (1994). Managing innovation in the information age. Harvard Business Review , 72(1), 100–107. Information Technology...VA: Author. Kaplan, R. S., & Norton, D. P. (1992). The Balanced Scorecard—Measures that drive performance. Harvard Business Review , 70(1), 71–79...Strategy Dr. J. Ronald Fox Harvard Business School Mr. David Gallop Defense Acquisition University Dr. Jacques Gansler University of Maryland RADM

  7. Analysis of Defense Industry Consolidation Effects on Program Acquisition Costs

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    Industry Mergers. 15 April 1997. Suhan, Kensinger, Keown , and Martin , “Do Strategic Alliances Create Value,” Journal of Financial Economics, 46 2 (1997...aerospace and defense contractors (Lockheed- Martin , Northrop-Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, and General Dynamics) (See the figures in the Appendix...overhead costs. Also in 1993, Norman R. Augustine, then CEO of Lockheed Martin , headed an effort involving other major defense industry executives

  8. Defense Acquisition Review Journal. Volume 16, Number 2

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    24 26 28 3 0 A2 A3 B3 DRR3 C3 FRP3 B2 DRR2 C2 FRP2 A1 B1 DRR1 C1 FRP1 1 4 9 | A Publication of the Defense Acquisition University www.dau.mil work...Demonstrations or Independent Operational Test and Evaluation ( IOT &E) events because the key player in the Am algorithm—the supply chain parameter...This resulted in an achievable and defendable Am value to include in the CDD. Because Am is not testable during Logistics Demonstrations or IOT &E

  9. Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) Application: Improving Web Service to Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment (DAVE)

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    1 LEXICAL LINK ANALYSIS (LLA) APPLICATION: IMPROVING WEB SERVICE TO DEFENSE ACQUISITION VISIBILITY ENVIRONMENT(DAVE) May 13-14, 2015 Dr. Ying...Improving Web Service to Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment (DAVE) 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR...to install the LLA/CLA/SSA system as a web service in the Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment (DAVE) test bed via the AT&L eBusiness Center

  10. A Conceptual Framework for Defense Acquisition Decision Makers: Giving the Schedule its Due

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    JAN 2014 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2014 to 00-00-2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE A Conceptual Framework for Defense Acquisition Decision...by ANSI Std Z39-18 A Conceptual Framework for Defense Acquisition Decision Makers: Giving the Schedule its Due « Image designed by Diane Fleischer... Conceptual Framework for Defense Acquisition Decision Makers: Giving the Schedule Its Due Chad Dacus and Col Stephen Hagel, USAF (Ret.) Conceptual

  11. 75 FR 18041 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Minimizing Use of Hexavalent Chromium (DFARS...

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    ... platforms due to its corrosion protection properties. On April 8, 2009, the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) issued a memorandum establishing policy for the minimization...

  12. 75 FR 48276 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Management of Unpriced Change Orders

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    ... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Management of Unpriced Change Orders AGENCY: Defense Acquisition... management and oversight of unpriced change orders consistent with those that apply to other undefinitized.... * * * * * (c) Consolidated UCA Management Reports shall include information about all change orders that are...

  13. FACTORS EFFECTING TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION DECISIONS IN NATIONAL DEFENSE PROJECTS

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available “Defense Industry” (DI not only strengthens the military power of a country, but also effects other fields of technology and economy positively and enables countries to be much more powerful in terms of their competitiveness in technology and knowledge instead of merely being a follower and a continuous customer. If a state seeks to have high-tech and capable DI the only foundation is to create a national environment which is managed based on a systematic ”Technology Management” philosophy and well-defined “Acquisition” process. With already reduced resources, it is crucial to spend money for the most needed and right technology. Consequently, the focus of this study is on the “Acquisition" and "Technology Transfer" (TT concepts and approaches. As such the different TT methods are compared and their advantages and disadvantages discussed. In the last part of the study, DI is described and assessed in terms of the TT methods.

  14. The Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce: Background, Analysis, and Questions for Congress

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    Congressional Research Service Summary Congress and the executive branch have long been frustrated with waste, mismanagement, and fraud in defense...have long been frustrated with perceived waste, mismanagement, and fraud in defense acquisitions and have spent significant resources attempting to...the limited purpose of receiving training for the performance of acquisition-related functions and duties. (Italics added .) While considered part of

  15. 75 FR 65439 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System

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    ...-602-0350. Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Ms. Cassandra R. Freeman, OUSD (AT&L... be posted to http://www.regulations.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cassandra R. Freeman... procurement. Clare M. Zebrowski, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. 0 Therefore, 48 CFR parts 219...

  16. Defense Weather Satellites: DOD Faces Acquisition Challenges for Addressing Capability Needs

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    design . Our work on the NPOESS program has shown that without clear lines of authority, conflicts between satellite users hampered decisions, such as for...DEFENSE WEATHER SATELLITES DOD Faces Acquisition Challenges for Addressing Capability Needs Statement of Cristina T...Environment, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives July 2016 DEFENSE WEATHER SATELLITES DOD Faces Acquisition

  17. Prolonged Cycle Times and Schedule Growth in Defense Acquisition: A Literature Review

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    2005. As of June 12, 2013: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG291.html Harmon, Bruce R., Lisa M. Ward, and Paul R. Palmer, Assessing Acquisition...research_briefs/RB194.html 78 Prolonged Cycle Times and Schedule Growth in Defense Acquisition Lush, Mona , Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for

  18. 76 FR 75875 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Open Source Software Public Meeting

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    ... Defense Acquisition Regulations System Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Open Source... regarding the use of open source software in DoD contracts. DATES: Public Meeting: January 12, 2012, from 10... for the discussions in the meeting. Please cite ``Public Meeting, DFARS--Open Source Software'' in all...

  19. 75 FR 71564 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contractor Insurance/Pension Review (DFARS...

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    ... Regulation Supplement; Contractor Insurance/Pension Review (DFARS Case 2009-D025) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition.../Pension Review from Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) to the Defense Federal Acquisition... requirements for Contractor Insurance/ Pension Review to DFARS 242.7302 from PGI 242.7302. DoD published a...

  20. 76 FR 78874 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Title 41 Positive Law Codification-Further...

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    ... Positive Law Codification--Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2012- D003) AGENCIES: Defense Acquisition... Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to conform statutory titles to the new Positive Law Codification of Title 41, United States Code, ``Public Contracts.'' DATES: Comment Date: Comments on the...

  1. 75 FR 32642 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ground and Flight Risk Clause (DFARS Case 2007...

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    2010-06-08

    ... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ground and Flight Risk Clause (DFARS Case 2007-D009) AGENCY: Defense... final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and combine... disadvantage small businesses. Most of the small businesses participating in these contracts do so as...

  2. 75 FR 60690 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Electronic Ordering Procedures (DFARS...

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    2010-10-01

    ... FAR 52.216-18, Ordering. The benefit of this rule to small business is that it will make electronic... Supplement (DFARS); Electronic Ordering Procedures (DFARS Case 2009-D037) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition... is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to address...

  3. Defense mechanisms in patients with fibromyalgia and major depressive disorder

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    Full Text Available Background and objectives: Fibromyalgia (FM and depression has been suggested to share a common underlying etiology. Few studies have investigated the role of emotional regulation processes in FM compared to depressive disorders.The purpose of the current study was to explore the use of defense mechanisms in FM patients with and without comorbid lifetime depressive disorder (LDD, and to compare their use of defenses to healthy control subjects and patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD. Methods: A total of 91 participants were included (17 with FM and LDD, 25 with FM but not LDD, 24 with MDD, and 25 healthy controls. Depressive disorders were identified by using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Axis I disorders (SCID-I. All diagnosis of FM were confirmed to meet the American College of Rheumatology's criteria for FM. The Life Style Index (LSI was used to measure defense mechanisms. Results and Conclusions: Group comparisons indicated that MDD patients and FM patients with LDD made significantly more use of defenses than healthy controls, whereas FM patients without LDD made significantly less use of defenses than both MDD patients and FM patients with LDD, but did not differ from healthy controls. Follow up analyses indicated significant main effects for the defense mechanisms of regression, compensation and displacement. This study suggests that FM and depression do not share common risk factors in terms of restricted affects or avoidance of conflicted feelings.

  4. ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Assurance Assessment of Defense Acquisition University Processes

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    Report No. DoDIG-2012-143 September 27, 2012 ISO 9001 :2008 Quality Assurance Assessment of Defense Acquisition University...DATE 27 SEP 2012 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2012 to 00-00-2012 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE ISO 9001 :2008 Quality Assurance Assessment of...ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY SUBJECT: ISO 9001 :2008 Quality Assurance Assessment of Defense Acquisition University Processes (Report No. DODIG-2012-143) The

  5. 78 FR 17176 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Defense Base Act

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    2013-03-20

    ... Act as extended by the Defense Base Act. II. Discussion and Analysis The Defense Base Act of 1941...-insurer; to submit a timely, written report to the Department of Labor (DOL) in the event of an employee's... (Defense Base Act), merely clarify the existing requirements set forth in the Defense Base Act of 1941...

  6. Defense Acquisition Workforce: Actions Needed to Guide Planning Efforts and Improve Workforce Capability

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    2015-12-01

    past, some hiring decisions made by DOD components using the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund exceeded initial 2010 career field...contracting and engineering career fields are largely the result of high attrition rates and difficulty in hiring qualified personnel. Despite these...revised career field goals or issued guidance on the use of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund to guide future hiring decisions . In

  7. Defense Acquisitions: How DOD Acquires Weapon Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process

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    2013-01-02

    Weapon Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT ...oversee and mange acquisition programs. At each milestone, a program must meet specific statutory and regulatory requirements before the program can...the FY2007 defense authorization bill stated Simply put, the Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition process is broken. The ability of the

  8. An Analysis of the Relationship Between the Professionalism of Defense Acquisition Program Managers and Program Outcomes

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    2011-11-30

    for example, Fox & Miller, 2006; Kronenberg , 1990) have noted the high level of complexity in defense acquisition programs. Several interviewees in...CA: Berrett–Koehler. Kronenberg , P. S. (1990). Public administration and the Defense Department: Examination of a prototype. In G. Wamsley et al

  9. 75 FR 20825 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; DoD Pilot...

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    2010-04-21

    ... Regulation Supplement; DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System... Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Appendix I, DoD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program; OMB Control Number... Mentor-Protege Program have been met. The purposes of the Program are to (1) provide incentives to...

  10. Mandatory Procedures for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and Major Automated Information System (MAIS) Acquisition Programs.

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    at the subcontract levels will be developed. 3.3.1.1 Commercial and Non-Developmental Items Market research and analysis shall be conducted to...a military and a civil application. Market research and analysis should be conducted to identify and evaluate possible dual use technologies and

  11. 76 FR 3536 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments

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    2011-01-20

    .... 252.212-7001. Corrects a clause number in (b)(11)(iii) and reverses the order of two clauses in... Defense Logistics Agency--the Office of Counsel; (5) For the National Security Agency--the General...

  12. Missile Defense: Opportunity to Refocus on Strengthening Acquisition Management

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    2013-05-09

    defense operations, see the battle develop, and manage networked sensors and weapon systems. Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) A ground-based...However, this retest also failed in December 2010 due to the effects of vibration on the kill vehicle’s guidance system. As a result of these...the life cycle— research and development, procurement, military construction, GAO-13-432. 15Pub. L. No. 110-181, § 223(g), repealed by Pub. L. No

  13. Cybersecurity:The Road Ahead for Defense Acquisition

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    approach. The DoD acquisition enterprise has an obligation to build systems that in the future will minimize real-time cyber- security crises that cue ...acquisition community and the resources that propel our work is fairly bound by vetted requirements. Just as we have an obligation of trust to deliver

  14. Performance of the Defense Acquisition System, 2016 Annual Report

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    3 Contractual Spending by Product Service Code Portfolios ...were seen—but not everywhere. Outliers required further analysis given their distorting effects on the portfolio in certain metrics and on the...comparison) so that the effects solely from the acquisition system are revealed. Listen to feedback from the DoD’s professional acquisition leadership

  15. Missile Defense Acquisition: Failure Is Not An Option

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    missile over Japan into the sea.1With the nation already possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the test launch signaled their intention to...Korea stunned the world in 1998 with the launch of a Taepo Dong-1 ballistic missile over Japan into the sea.4With the nation already possessing nuclear...acquisition agility. MDA’s BMDS acquisition strategy must be timely, flexible, and agile or risk irrelevance. BMDS Layered Architecture Since the NMD

  16. Strategic Planning and Management in Defense Systems Acquisition

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    2014-04-30

    between top and working levels, coupled with micromanagement and multilevel approvals in both defense and nondefense organizations. In both types of...national security, not profit- or market -driven considerations. In fact, respondents noted that sometimes performance must be achieved at all costs

  17. Missile Defense: DOD’s Report Provides Limited Insight on Improvements to Homeland Missile Defense and Acquisition Plans

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    2014-07-17

    1 As part of this system, the Department of Defense (DOD) has already deployed 30 ground-based interceptors—consisting of a booster with a kill...determines if the new EKV and booster components work as intended and, according to acquisition best practices, should be conducted before production...Appropriations United States Senate The Honorable Howard P. “ Buck ” McKeon Chairman The Honorable Adam Smith Ranking Member Committee on Armed

  18. Linking and Streamlining the Defense Requirements, Acquisition, and Budget Processes

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    Mr. William R. Phillips; Dr. Dov S. Zakheim; General Michael P.C. Carns , USAF (Ret); Admiral Vernon E. Clark, USN (Ret); and General Paul J. Kern... Carns , USAF (Ret) General Paul Kern, USA (Ret) Colonel Jack Curran, USA, DBB Military Assistant Task Group Overview 4  Analyzed Past Studies...Mvtlon An aty.ls Phn•- Technology Dev .. opm•nt Phno --- ---Engln .. rln g &. Manl.lfactvrlng Oovolopm.nt Ph •M--- ---:=:.:=::.:.:.==-==· r\\ DEFENSE

  19. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 22, Number 2, Issue 73

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    an industrialist and a business professor, with 20-plus years of experience in many facets of business from both a pragmatic perspective and real...two dilemmas to create a solution. Columbia Journal of World Business , 79(4), 63-67. DefenseARJApril2015, Vol.22No.3:216-839 235 A...Your Culture Encourage Innovation? CDR Craig Whittinghill, USN, David Berkowitz, and Phillip A. Farrington Online-only Article DoD Comprehensive

  20. Offset Implementations for Turkey’s International Defense Acquisitions

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    INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK xiii LIST OF TABLES Table 1. Some Examples of “Market Imperfections and Failures” in Defense (From Gansler, 1980, p. 30...AMSL Airbus Military Sociedad Limitada ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASTOVL Advanced Short Takeoff And Vertical Landing BDMA British...company was re-structured under its current name, Airbus Military SL ( Sociedad Limitada) prior to the contract signature in May 2003. Its shareholders

  1. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 21, Number 3, Issue 70

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    Studies of Science, 30(5), 737–757. Porter , M. E. (1980). Value chain analysis. London: Oxford Press Ltd. Porter , M. E. (2008). The five competitive...2007). Reinventing project management: The diamond approach to successful growth and innovation. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press. 736Defense...can be used in a CBA (e.g., to analyze threats, etc.). Generally criticized for its lack of depth and rigor. Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis ( Porter

  2. Department of Defense Enterprise Requirements and Acquisition Model

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    Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics." October 18, 2010. 14. Castillo, Joan . Experiment Resources. 2009. http://www.experiment- resources.com...Spotlight on Risk Management. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. 23. Hughes, Robinson , Daniel Barker, David Jaques, and J. Robert Wirthlin. "Concept

  3. Defense Acquisition Reform: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress

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    Service 15 because it is expected to be approved more easily. BBP 2.0, like BBP 1.0, is not rigid dogma —it is guidance subject to professional...increased complexity of technology and weapon systems, and inclusion of public policy goals into the acquisition process. Examples of regulations that

  4. Reforming the Defense Acquisition System: This Time Must Be Different!

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    2015-05-13

    acqusition processes and regulations  1981:Acquisition Improvement Plan: decentralized approach  Increased role for the Services in PPBS  Promoted...or development  Developing system-of-systems compounds the mangement challenges; but makes sense to plan for (vs. sole focus on individual

  5. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 18, Number 4, Issue 60, October 2011

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    Acquisition University http://www.dau.mil 386 REFERENCES Alsop, R. (2008). The trophy kids grow up: How the millennial generation is shaking up the...being dropped from the FY 1981 buy . Both actions contribute significantly to the schedule and support purchases identified above. (p. 2) An...Publication of the Defense Acquisition University http://www.dau.mil 398 become a $39.3 billion program. This was partly due to an additional buy of 566

  6. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 19, Number 3, Issue 63, July 2012

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    Acquisition University http://www.dau.mil Keywords: Agile, Systems Engineering, Information Technology (IT), DoD Agile IT Acquisition, IT Box, Scrum ...individuals and 71 countries, found Scrum and eXtreme Programming to be the most widely followed method- ologies (VersionOne, 2007). Other common...http://www.dau.mil 259 Defense ARJ, July 2012, Vol. 19 No. 3 : 249–264 Scrum Scrum is a framework used for project management, which is designed for

  7. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 23, Number 4, Issue 79, October 2016

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    context to assist current defense decision makers, acquisition officials, and the acquisition schoolhouse. Review The Harvard Business School’s J...New Public Managers at All Levels Author(s): Michael D. Watkins, Peter H. Daly, with Cate Reavis Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press...Clayton M. Christensen Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press Copyright Date: 1997 ISBN: 978-0875845852 Hard/Softcover: Hardcover, 256 pages

  8. Optimizing Department of Defense Acquisition Development Test and Evaluation Scheduling

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    Technique PMO program management office R&D research and development RCPSP resource-constrained project scheduling problem SME subject matter...Program Management Office ( PMO ) test personnel develop test schedules manually using time estimates and heuristic subject matter expert (SME) advice...on several SMEs and PMO test personnel to develop the initial test schedule for any new acquisition. This is used to establish an initial plan for

  9. FACTORS EFFECTING TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION DECISIONS IN NATIONAL DEFENSE PROJECTS

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    Defense Industry” (DI) not only strengthens the military power of a country, but also effects other fields of technology and economy positively and enables countries to be much more powerful in terms of their competitiveness in technology and knowledge instead of merely being a follower and a continuous customer. If a state seeks to have high-tech and capable DI the only foundation is to create a national environment which is managed based on a systematic ”Technology Management” philosophy a...

  10. The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Strategy. Appendix 1: DOD Strategic Human Capital Plan Update. The Defense Acquisition Workforce

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    courses [e.g., mathematics (e.g., calculus , probability, and statistics), physical sciences, psychology, engineering, etc.]. Re-engineering of the...technical. The Acquisition Workforce must be properly staffed if DoN is to successfully deliver that capability and be effective stewards of the tax

  11. 78 FR 30898 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Rights in...

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    ... Technical Data and Computer Software--Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. In accordance with... Regulation Supplement; Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations... in Technical Data, and Subpart 227.72, Rights in Computer Software and Computer Software...

  12. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 20, Number 3, Issue 67, October 2013

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    cycle. Randall and his col- leagues (2010) found: [that the] integrator acts as the network entrepreneur, bun- dling knowledge and capital resources...Termination OPORD Execution Plan Phases Le ve l o f M ilit ar y E �o rt Notional Operation Plan Phases LEGEND A Publication of the Defense Acquisition

  13. 77 FR 30359 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS...

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    ... Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS Case 2012-D032) AGENCY: Defense... United States--Colombia Trade Promotion ] Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade... Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as the Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The FTA provides for...

  14. 78 FR 48331 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Release of Fundamental Research Information...

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    ... the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) in a memorandum on... Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available... impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of...

  15. Defense Acquisitions: Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs

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    2012-10-01

    DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs...Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT...Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs Why GAO Did This Study Use of lighter-than-air platforms, such

  16. LATIST: A Performance Support Tool for Integrating Technologies into Defense Acquisition University Learning Assets

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    is exemplified through its Performance Learning Model ( PLM ) (DAU, 2010, p. 28). The three pillars of the PLM (Career Development, Job Perfor- mance...University. (2010). Defense Acquisition University 2010 catalog. Retrieved from http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/doc/Catalog2010. pdf Department of

  17. 75 FR 25165 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Cost and Software Data Reporting System

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    2010-05-07

    ... reporting requirements that are essential for the DoD to estimate the cost of current and future weapon... and not cost allocations. The description will also show how the data from the offeror's accounting... Regulation Supplement; Cost and Software Data Reporting System AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations...

  18. 77 FR 76939 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Definition of Cost or Pricing Data (DFARS Case...

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    2012-12-31

    ... 0750-AH49 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Definition of Cost or Pricing Data (DFARS... consistency with FAR changes addressing the definition of cost or pricing data which clarified the distinction... the DFARS to update the text addressing the definition of cost or pricing data by inserting the...

  19. 77 FR 2680 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Definition of Cost or Pricing Data

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    2012-01-19

    ... RIN 0750-AH49 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Definition of Cost or Pricing Data... text addressing the definition of cost or pricing data. The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure... definition of cost or pricing data, published at 75 FR 53135 on August 30, 2010. II. Executive Orders...

  20. 77 FR 11355 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Business Systems-Definition and Administration...

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    2012-02-24

    ... Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Business Systems--Definition and Administration (DFARS... proposed rule for Business Systems-- Definition and Administration (DFARS Case 2009-D038) in the Federal... contractor business systems, DoD has clarified the definition and administration of contractor...

  1. 78 FR 30233 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government Support Contractor Access to...

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    2013-05-22

    ... Register at 76 FR 11363 on March 2, 2011, to implement section 821 of the National Defense Authorization... covered, including recognizing the inherent elements of a generic ``use'' that are expressly distinguished... information in the course of advising the Government on overall acquisition strategies. The...

  2. 77 FR 4631 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Designated Country-Armenia (DFARS Case...

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    2012-01-30

    ... ``designated country'' at DFARS 252.225-7021, Trade Agreements, and 252.225-7045, Balance of Payments Program... ``Designated country'', revise paragraph (1) to read as follows: 252.225-7045 Balance of Payments Program... amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Armenia as a World Trade...

  3. 77 FR 2682 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; DoD Voucher Processing

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    2012-01-19

    ... vouchers not selected for a pre-payment review will be considered to be provisionally approved and will be... after a pre-payment review. Interim vouchers not selected for a pre-payment review will be considered to... Regulation Supplement; DoD Voucher Processing AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department...

  4. 75 FR 73997 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Definition of Sexual Assault (DFARS Case 2010...

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    2010-11-30

    ..., entitled ``Efforts to Prevent Sexual Assault/Harassment Involving DoD Contractors During Contingency...; Definition of Sexual Assault (DFARS Case 2010-D023) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System... are aware of the DoD definition of ``sexual assault'' as defined in DoD Directive 6495.01,...

  5. 76 FR 38051 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Definition of Sexual Assault (DFARS Case 2010...

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    .... Background DoD Inspector General audit D-2010-052, entitled ``Efforts to Prevent Sexual Assault/Harassment... Regulation Supplement; Definition of Sexual Assault (DFARS Case 2010-D023) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition... accompanying U.S. Armed Forces are made aware of the DoD definition of sexual assault as defined in...

  6. 77 FR 52254 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Reporting of Government-Furnished Property...

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    2012-08-29

    ... spirit of the `Duncan Hunter National Defense Acquisition Act of FY 2009 * * * Section 815.' '' The... Management Agency managed electronic tools: Plant Clearance Automated Reutilization and Screening System, and... items that are-- (i) Received by the Contractor; (ii) Delivered or shipped from the Contractor's plant...

  7. 75 FR 48278 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Excessive Pass-Through Charges

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    ... Regulation Supplement; Excessive Pass-Through Charges AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System... ensures that pass-through charges on contracts or subcontracts that are entered into for or on behalf of... required DoD to prescribe regulations to ensure that pass-through charges on contracts or subcontracts...

  8. 78 FR 28756 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: System for Award Management Name Changes...

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    ... 0750-AH87 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: System for Award Management Name Changes... System (EPLS) databases into the System for Award Management (SAM) database. DATES: Effective Date: May... effort to improve the management and promotion of electronic Government services and processes. The Act...

  9. 75 FR 33237 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contractor Insurance/Pension Review (DFARS...

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    2010-06-11

    ...; Contractor Insurance/Pension Review (DFARS Case 2009-D025) AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System... and relocate the requirements for conducting a Contractor Insurance/Pension Review from Procedures... requirements for Contractor Insurance/Pension Review (CIPR) from DFARS 242.7302 to Procedures, Guidance, and...

  10. 78 FR 48397 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Transportation (DFARS...

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    .... Manuel Quinones, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. Therefore, 48 CRF parts 212, 216, 247..., subassemblies, accessories, and equipment; machine tools; material; equipment; stores of all kinds; end items...; equipment; stores of all kinds; end items; construction materials; and components of the foregoing. (7)...

  11. 76 FR 57677 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Increase the Use of Fixed-Price Incentive...

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    2011-09-16

    ..., Technology, & Logistics (USD(AT&L)), dated November 3, 2010. The memorandum provided guidance to the... Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics in a memorandum dated November 3, 2010. The... for commercial products, including commercially available off-the-shelf products, for which...

  12. 75 FR 14095 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Appendix A, Armed Services Board of Contract...

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    2010-03-24

    ...; Appendix A, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Part 1--Charter AGENCY: Defense Acquisition... Charter of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), dated May 14, 2007. The ASBCA is... of records and to such other instruments as the Board may determine. 11. This revised charter...

  13. 77 FR 38734 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary...

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    2012-06-29

    ... Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary Structures (DFARS Case 2012-D015) AGENCY... 2012 that address the acquisition of tents and other temporary structures. DATES: Effective date: June... the best value, when acquiring tents and other temporary structures, regardless of whether...

  14. 77 FR 30365 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Report on Waiver of Prohibition on Acquisition...

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    2012-05-22

    ... Regulation Supplement: Report on Waiver of Prohibition on Acquisition From Communist Chinese Military... prohibition on acquisition of United States Munitions List items from Communist Chinese military companies... Chinese military companies. The prior requirement was for a report within 30 days after the date of the...

  15. 75 FR 1567 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Foreign Participation in Acquisitions in...

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    2010-01-12

    ... and South Asian (SC/CASA) states; and Determination of inapplicability of the Balance of Payments... 302(a) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended, which prohibits acquisitions of products or...

  16. Defense Acquisitions: Department of Defense Actions on Program Manager Empowerment and Accountability

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    2007-11-09

    customer needs and available department resources. Within its strategy and other reports, DOD has highlighted several initiatives that, if adopted and implemented properly, could provide such a foundation. For example, the new Concept Decision Point initiative, guidance for Time-Defined Acquisitions, and the establishment

  17. 76 FR 38048 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Pilot Program for Acquisition of Military...

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    2011-06-29

    .... E-mail: dfars@osd.mil . Include DFARS Case 2011-D034 in the subject line of the message. Fax: 703... preceding the solicitation of sources by DoD for the procurement or transaction, any of the following for Do... least the one- year period preceding the solicitation of sources by the Department of Defense for...

  18. Regulatory and Other Trends Relevant to Acquisition and Planning for the Future Defense Industrial Base

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    2011-05-01

    Acquisition and Planning for the Future Defense Industrial Base 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT...expanding  SB 484 and 1379 -- CA, 2005 and 2006, disclosure of chemicals in cosmetics and US’s first bio-monitoring program cataloguing human exposure to...Biomonitoring shows bioaccumulation of chemicals in humans and animal kingdom  New understanding of intergenerational effects  Public/worker

  19. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 20, Number 2, Issue 66, July 2013

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    original document contains color images. 14. ABSTRACT 15. SUBJECT TERMS 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT 18. NUMBER OF...electricity made upgrading candles (for practical lighting) obsolete. The advent of low-profile, stealth-like characteristics made many sur- face-to... Color of money 101. Defense Acquisition University presentation to DMSMS and Standardization Conference, Hollywood, FL. Heuristic. (n.d.). In

  20. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 24, Number 1, Issue 80, January 2017

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    International Journal of Production Economics, 87(3), 333–347. Henderson, R. (1994). Managing innovation in the information age. Harvard Business Review , 72... Harvard Business Review , 70(1), 71–79. Keebler, J. S., Manrodt, K. B., Durtsche, D. A., & Ledyard, D. M. (1999). Keeping score: Measuring the business ...Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy Dr. J. Ronald Fox Harvard Business School Mr. David Gallop Defense Acquisition

  1. Lean principles and defense information technology acquisition: An investigation of the determinants of successful application

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    Haley, M.

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not there have been successful applications of lean manufacturing principles in highly variable defense IT environments. Specifically, the study assessed if implementation of the lean philosophies by a defense organization yielded repeatable, predictable results in software release schedules reductions. Additionally, the study set out to determine what potential critical success factors (CSF's) were documented in the secondary data captured for each release, and extracted the variables used in the decision making for acceptability of fielding. In evaluating lean applicability to the high variability environment of USAF IT acquisitions, the research was conducted using non-experimental quantitative methods of archival secondary data. The sample for this case study was compiled from a USAF office that had implemented these techniques in pre-development, development and testing, and fielding phases. Based on the research data, acquisitionists and lean practitioners are inherently interconnected. Therefore, an understanding that critical success factors (CSFs) are integral to successful lean application in DoD IT acquisitions is crucial. Through a combination of synergistic alignments, plyometric CSFs were discovered to maximize the effects of each single CSF to produce rapid results in defense IT acquisitions. These include: (1) Enterprise Incorporation, (2) Team Trust, (3) Transformational Leadership, (4) Recursive Improvement, (5) Integrated Synergy, (6) Customer-Centric Culture and (7) Heuristic Communication.

  2. Correct Requirements, A Factor for Success in Major Acquisition Programs

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    2008-06-01

    Warfighters need support throughout the procurement process in order to deliver a usable solution, or “best bang for the buck ” systems. Because overall...Streamlining Act (FASA) and Service Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) are additional opportunities to booster commercial item acquisition and competition

  3. On Major Perspectives on Language Acquisition: Nativism, Connectionism, and Emergentism

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The phenomenon of language acquisition is a controversial issue within the field of language-related studies. Different approaches have been proposed to take account of this complicated matter. The present paper attempts at reviewing the current cognitive perspectives on language acquisition, i.e., Connectionism and Emergentism and exploring to what extent they are different from Nativism.

  4. Competition in the Acquisition of Major Weapon Systems: Legislative Perspectives

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    1976-11-01

    FORCE Office (AF/PDQA)Noebr17 Directorate of Operational Pequiremnts Ofc. IS. NUMSER OF PAGES Hq USAF, Washington, D.C. 20330 83 70 14. MONITORING AGENCY...CA. 90406 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; DISTRIBUTION UNLIMiTED •: -iii- PREFACE The Congress has always monitored defense policy, but until the early...resulted from improper and unfair com- petition. IV. LEGALITY OF THE CONTRACT AWARDI..A. Poci tion 4) LT/V 1. An appropriation, particularly when in lump

  5. 武器装备采办管理的信息不对称研究%On Information Asymmetry in Defense Acquisition Management

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    刘洁; 赵澄谋; 姬鹏宏

    2003-01-01

    The acquisition of defense systems is a complicated process, in which various types of information asym-metry exist, this further contributes to the risks of defense acquisition programs. In this paper, a brief introduction to the information non-symmetry theory is given, issues regarding information non-symmetry in the process of defense system ac-quisition are analyzed, and solutions to these issues are proposed from the perspective of process control & management and information building.

  6. Concepts. The Journal of Defense Systems Acquisition Management. Summer 1981. Volume 4, Number 3.

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    Market research and analysis will...totally new function, market research and analysis , and by requiring decisions which could replace entire sections of the existing pro- cedures for major...systems acquisition. The market research and analysis (MR&A) function will determine the success or failure of the ADCP policy. Its that

  7. Reform of Budgeting for Acquisition: Lessons from Private Sector Capital Budgeting for the Department of Defense

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    2006-09-30

    Planning Execution Budgeting Programming Planning Execution Budgeting Programming Planning After Solis 2004, 28 However, the story that these diagrams...budget be separated from the overall defense budget. This separation: would help prevent the kind of financial whiplash that causes cost overruns...notes that after nearly twenty years of reform since the Packard Commission Report and Goldwater-Nichols, “major weapons systems still cost too much

  8. 48 CFR 234.004 - Acquisition strategy.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Acquisition strategy. 234..., DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING MAJOR SYSTEM ACQUISITION 234.004 Acquisition strategy. (1) See 209.570 for policy applicable to acquisition strategies that consider the use of lead...

  9. Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) Application: Improving Web Service to Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment

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    2015-09-30

    might be exposed to higher program risk, and how resource and big data management might affect the desired return on investment (ROI) among projects...where he directs major field experimentation studies leveraging numerous at-sea Navy exercises . . Dr. Gallup has a multidisciplinary science...might be managed for the desired Return On Investment (ROI). . Acquisition Research Program Graduate School of Business & Public Policy - 1

  10. Defense Acquisitions. Measuring the Value of DOD’s Weapon Programs Requires Starting with Realistic Baselines

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    2009-04-01

    schedule delay in delivering initial capabilities 18 months 21 months 22 months Source: GAO analysis of DOD data. aData were obtained from DOD’s...efficient. Too many major acquisitions currently take the opposite approach by seeking to deliver a revolutionary “ big bang” capability in one step...candidate programs and to go for the “ big bang” capability without the knowledge to achieve it should be resisted. Only the best candidates--defined in

  11. 76 FR 71928 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Updates to Wide Area WorkFlow (DFARS Case 2011...

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    2011-11-21

    ... Contractor shall-- (1) Have a designated electronic business point of contact in the Central Contractor... and receiving reports in electronic format. DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted... procedures in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) for electronic submission...

  12. Issues With Access to Acquisition Data and Information in the Department of Defense: Doing Data Right in Weapon System Acquisition

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    2016-04-30

    Szafran Abstract Acquisition data lay the foundational role for decision-making, management , and oversight of the weapon-systems acquisition...2015). This data- management strategy fails to address the complete managerial prerogatives of the USD(AT&L) and the Better Buying Power initiatives...with information managers and our literature review on Master Data Management found that data governance plays a key role in the success of acquisition

  13. Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM)

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    2016-03-01

    2016 Major Automated Information System Annual Report Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) Defense...Secretary of Defense PB - President’s Budget RDT&E - Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation SAE - Service Acquisition Executive TBD - To Be...DSN Fax: Date Assigned: November 16, 2015 Program Information Program Name Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization

  14. U.S. National Defense Acquisition and Budgetary Policy in an International Perspective

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    2011-12-03

    rarely , if ever, large enough to produce this effect (Hale, 1987). As a consequence, it is a general rule that the more units produced, the lower will...defense-industrial independence. Although licensed manufacturing transfers the know-how to build products, it rarely transfers the tacit knowledge...defense policy: Medium power, even bigger ambitions? Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, 22(2), 183–96. Berghezan, G., & Richard, P. (2002). Israël, terre

  15. 76 FR 21849 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card® and...

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    2011-04-19

    ... (DFARS) to allow the use of U.S. Government fuel cards in lieu of a Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher for... Acquisition (SEA) ] Card in lieu of the SF 44, Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher, up to the simplified... U.S. Government fuel cards in lieu of a Purchase Order-Invoice-Voucher for fuel, oil, and...

  16. Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: Comparison and Analysis of Acquisition Management in the Army, Navy, and Air Force

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    2010-05-01

    product-based manufacturing models; and Schiele and McCue (2006) studied the acquisition of consulting services in public sector. Although these and...2008). Management of defense acquisition projects. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Schiele , J.J., & McCue, C.P

  17. 75 FR 75444 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government Property (DFARS Case 2009-D008)

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    2010-12-03

    ... Defense Logistics Agency Form 1822, End Use Certificate. Subpart 245.70--Plant Clearance Forms 245.7001... Defense Logistics Agency Form 1822, End Use Certificate. Use when directed by the plant clearance officer....cfm . Instructions for completing the form are provided on the reverse side of the form. (i) SF...

  18. Lean Principles and Defense Information Technology Acquisition: An Investigation of the Determinants of Successful Application

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    Haley, M.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not there have been successful applications of lean manufacturing principles in highly variable defense IT environments. Specifically, the study assessed if implementation of the lean philosophies by a defense organization yielded repeatable, predictable results in software release schedules…

  19. Lean Principles and Defense Information Technology Acquisition: An Investigation of the Determinants of Successful Application

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    Haley, M.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not there have been successful applications of lean manufacturing principles in highly variable defense IT environments. Specifically, the study assessed if implementation of the lean philosophies by a defense organization yielded repeatable, predictable results in software release schedules…

  20. 78 FR 65244 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed...

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    2013-10-31

    ... it with the changes in applicability, terminology, and other revisions made by Department of Defense..., including OCS program management, contract support integration, and integration of defense contractor..., terminology aid in determining which groups qualify for different types of Government support and are based...

  1. Issues With Access to Acquisition Data and Information in the Department of Defense: Policy and Practice

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    2016-04-30

    U.S. Navy, UK MoD, and the Australian DoD. Riposo’s projects have covered reviews of domestic and foreign acquisition programs, Department acquisition...permission of the firm that owns the information to use it. The process of getting permission to use the information can be time- consuming , may...government and nongovernment employees in the acquisition process. We identified their basis in law and policy and determined whether the policy

  2. 75 FR 76692 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Business Systems-Definition and Administration...

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    2010-12-09

    ... Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Business Systems--Definition and Administration (DFARS Case... INFORMATION: I. Background DoD published a proposed rule for Business Systems--Definition and...

  3. 78 FR 70025 - Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement...

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    2013-11-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE..., withhold, or withdraw purchasing system approval at the conclusion of a purchasing system review. Withdrawal of purchasing system approval would necessitate Government consent to individual...

  4. 76 FR 52133 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contractors Performing Private Security...

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    2011-08-19

    ... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions (DFARS Case 2011-D023..., equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security functions. DATES: Effective Date: August 19.... 110-181, enacted October 28, 2008), section 862, entitled ``Contractors Performing Private...

  5. Deliberating A Contract Type Based Risk Mitigation Strategy For South African Defense Acquisitions

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    2016-06-01

    certainty and risk. The strategy will provide for each particular phase of the acquisition process a recommended contract-type, either cost ...commissioning phase as technology, cost and schedule risks are low . This is in line with the proposed contract strategy in Figure 10...possibility of applying a contract-type based strategy to manage acquisition program costs and schedule risks for the South African (SA) Department of

  6. 76 FR 44308 - Request for Public Comments on the Definition of “Produced” in Defense Federal Acquisition...

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    2011-07-25

    ... proportion of specialty metals acquired for DoD major weapons systems. DoD will use these submissions as part... ``melted or produced'' in the United States unless the acquisition meets one of the exceptions in the law... reasoning used in drafting the definition. DoD defined the term ``produce'' in the final DFARS rule...

  7. 78 FR 18877 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS...

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    2013-03-28

    ... Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia (DFARS Case 2012-D032) AGENCY: Defense... (DFARS) to implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible...

  8. 78 FR 18876 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement...

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    2013-03-28

    ... Regulation Supplement: United States- Korea Free Trade Agreement (DFARS Case 2012-D025) AGENCY: Defense... (DFARS) to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The Republic of Korea is already party..., 2012, to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (see the United States-Korea Free Trade...

  9. 77 FR 30355 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement...

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    2012-05-22

    ... Regulation Supplement: United States- Korea Free Trade Agreement (DFARS Case 2012-D025) AGENCY: Defense... United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The Republic of Korea is already party to the World Trade... provisions and clauses in DFARS part 252 to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (see the...

  10. Strategy and Mechanisms for Encouraging Reuse in the Acquisition of Strategic Defense Initiative Software.

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    1990-06-01

    that are narrower in scope than those covered in Reports. IDA Papers are reviewed to ensure that they meet the high standards expected of refereed ...Inc. 133 Defense Hwy Suite 212 Annapolis, MD 21401 0 301-261-8373 SDIO Technical Information Center 1 DRC 1755 Jeff Davis Highway Suite 802 Crystal

  11. International Defense Acquisition Management and the Fifth-Generation Fighter Quandary

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    2012-12-17

    qb=p`elli= DID Staff (2012), Saudi Shopping Spree, Defense Industry Daily, http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/A-2010-Saudi- Shopping -Spree- 06520...Management System  PBL (4)  Privatization-NOSL/NAWCI  RFID (6)  Risk Analysis for Performance-based Logistics  R-TOC AEGIS Microwave Power

  12. 77 FR 35921 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Item Unique Identifier Update (DFARS Case 2011...

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    2012-06-15

    ..., PDI, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 3E1044, Washington, DC 20301-3060; or by email to DPAP_PDI@osd.mil . 5..., follow the procedures at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/uid/data_submission_information.html . (2... http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pdi/uid/data_submission_information.html ; or (iii) Via WAWF as...

  13. 76 FR 64885 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Reporting of Government-Furnished Property...

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    2011-10-19

    ... generally accepted accounting principles. Unit of issue or unit of measure means the physical measurement of....25-2, Military Standard Transaction Reporting and Accounting Procedures manual, along with a... establish the Defense Property Accountability System (DPAS) as its property accounting system of record,...

  14. 78 FR 73450 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Preparation of Letter of Offer and Acceptance...

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    2013-12-06

    ... Regulation Supplement: Preparation of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (DFARS Case 2012-D048) AGENCY: Defense... of ] the letter of offer and acceptance for a foreign military sales program that will require an... activity in preparing the letter of offer and acceptance for a foreign military sales program that...

  15. 78 FR 28793 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Preparation of Letter of Offer and Acceptance...

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    2013-05-16

    ... Regulation Supplement: Preparation of Letter of Offer and Acceptance (DFARS Case 2012-D048) AGENCY: Defense... officer role in assisting the DoD implementing agency in preparation of the letter of offer and acceptance... to assist the DoD implementing activity in preparing the letter of offer and acceptance for a...

  16. 76 FR 14587 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Multiyear Contract Authority for Electricity...

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    2011-03-17

    ... Regulation Supplement; Multiyear Contract Authority for Electricity From Renewable Energy Sources (DFARS Case... Defense to enter into a contract for a period not to exceed 10 years for the purchase of electricity from... prepared by DoD, that-- (1) The proposed purchase of electricity under such contract is cost effective; and...

  17. 77 FR 35879 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Title 41 Positive Law Codification-Further...

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    2012-06-15

    ...: Title 41 Positive Law Codification--Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2012- D003) AGENCY: Defense... titles throughout the DFARS to the new Positive Law Codification of Title 41, United States Code, ``Public Contracts.'' DATES: June 15, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy G. Williams, telephone...

  18. 76 FR 71926 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Applicability of Hexavalent Chromium Policy to...

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    2011-11-21

    .... Williams, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP/DARS, Room 3B855, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3060. Comments... submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy G. Williams, telephone 703- 602-0328... operations, or other military operations or exercises designated by the Combatant Commander. (d)...

  19. Defense Acquisitions: Update on DOD’s Efforts to Implement a Common Contractor Manpower Data System

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    2014-05-19

    inventory, such as the funding source and contracting organization, the Army relied on the Army Contract Business Intelligence System (ACBIS) and...Generation (FPDS- NG), Army Contract Business Intelligence System (ACBIS) FPDS-NG ACBIS, FPDS-NG Funding activity Funding source Defense Finance and

  20. 77 FR 4632 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Independent Research and Development Technical...

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    2012-01-30

    ... technology readiness level. The DTIC on-line form can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/ird/dticdb/index.html... independence of contractors to choose which technologies to pursue in IR&D programs. The public comment period... of Defense, International Technology Security. Therefore the respondent made the...

  1. Quantifying Uncertainty in Early Lifecycle Cost Estimation for DOD Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2012-10-31

    manuals ) Production downsized Scope Reduction (funding reduction) Mission / CONOPS...tio n C rite ria (m ea su re ) Fu nd ing S ch ed ule Ac qu isi tio n M an ag em en t Pr og ra m Mg t - C on tra cto r R ela tio ns Pr oje ct So...ed ule Ac qu isi tio n M an ag em en t Pr og ra m M gt - Co nt ra cto r R ela tio ns Pr oje ct So cia l / De v E nv Pr og M gt S tru

  2. Major Automated Information Systems: Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices

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    2014-03-01

    information system NGEN Next Generation Enterprise Network PMBOK ® Project Management Body of Knowledge TMIP-J Theater Medical Information Program...Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK ®), and assessed each of the 3 programs against these criteria.14 To...1) requirements management and (2) project monitoring and control best practices, as defined by CMMI-ACQ and PMBOK ®. We also assessed these

  3. The Myth of Jointness in Department of Defense Requirements and Major Acquisition Programs

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    2013-06-01

    and Program Management for the F-4 Phantom II," Social Studies of Science 23, no. 2 (May 1993): 287. 5 Deborah Shapley, Promise and Power: The...for the F-4 Phantom II.” Social Studies of Science 23, No. 2 (May, 1993): 265-300. Bull, Stephen. "Encyclopedia of Military Technology and

  4. Sources of Weapon System Cost Growth. Analysis of 35 Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2008-01-01

    Resource Management Program of RAND Proj- iii ect AIR FORCE. The project’s technical monitor is Jay Jordan, Techni- cal Director of the Air Force Cost...and for his long-term support of Project AIR FORCE’s acquisi- tion and cost analysis research. Richard Hartley (SAF/FMC) and Jay Jordan from the Air...Wickman (1993), Tyson, Nelson, and Utech (1992), Shaw (1982), Tyson et al. (1989), Asher and Maggelet (1984), and Drezner et al. (1993) studied cost

  5. Cost and Time Overruns for Major Defense Acquisition Programs: An Annotated Brief

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    2011-04-30

    on s,  q ua nt ity  ad ju st ed ) Real cost overruns  (in percent, quantity adjusted) F‐35 CHEM  DEMIL ‐ACWA FCS (2) ‐ 2  4  6  8  10  ‐25% 0% 25% 50...percent, quantity adjusted,  service averages are unweighted) F‐35 CHEM  DEMIL ‐ ACWA FCS (2) ‐ 2  4  6  8  10  ‐25% 0% 25% 50% Air Force Army Navy DoD‐wide...Other F‐35 CHEM  DEMIL ‐ ACWA FCS (2) ‐ 2  4  6  8  10  ‐25% 0% 25% 50% Boeing Average General Dynamics Average Lockheed Martin Average Northrop Grumman

  6. Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) Trail Boss Overview and Joint Strike Fighter Decontamination Shelter System

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    2011-11-01

    Individual Protection Joint Project Manager  Individual Protection 3 JAN 11 Joint Project Manager  Chemical Biological Medical Systems ( Biosurveillance ...Trail Boss) Joint Project Manager  Chemical Biological Medical Systems ( Biosurveillance  Trail Boss) • ra oss      Decontamination  Joint Project

  7. Blockmodeling and the Estimation of Evolutionary Architectural Growth in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    when the desired capabilities of a system change during its life cycle, substantial reengineering can result, especially when a new subsystem must...complexity of these interfaces be (weights)? Under the scenario of evolutionary growth versus revolutionary change , we make the fundamental assumption...effort are required to successfully conceptualize , ^Åèìáëáíáçå=oÉëÉ~êÅÜ=mêçÖê~ãW= `êÉ~íáåÖ=póåÉêÖó=Ñçê=fåÑçêãÉÇ=`Ü~åÖÉ= - 42 - develop, and test

  8. Using Predictive Analytics to Detect Major Problems in Department of Defense Acquisition Programs

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    33 Minimizing the MAPE ...II. III. Determine the Optimum Order to Optimize Threshold Variables 25 IV. Using the 12 or less Variables, Minimize the MAPE V. Using...optimize the parameter estimates by minimizing the mean absolute percent error ( MAPE ). Optimizing with MAPE instead of SSE ensures even weighting

  9. Extreme Cost Growth: Themes from Six U.S. Air Force Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    and affordability of ALARM, viewing it essentially as a downsized and stretched out reincarnation of FEWS. Critics argued that both FEWS and ALARM...cost alternative, but merely another reincarnation of FEWS and ALARM.35 Second, the actual costs of less complex contemporaneous analogous

  10. Evidence on the Effect of DoD Acquisition Policy and Process on Cost Growth of Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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    reports the number of programs with an average PAUC growth of at least 50 percent. Of the fifty -four programs that passed MS II/B in a Relatively...six cases ( shaded rows). In all but one of these cases (Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM) the differences are absolutely or relatively small. The...same pattern. The average of the DLC estimates is 73 percent, and four of them ( shaded rows) are less than the PA&E estimate for the program, three

  11. Acquisition of Some Selected Prepositions of Time by English Major Undergraduates at Balqa Applied University in Jordan

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    Al-Qudah, Ayat Khalid

    2013-01-01

    This study aimed to identify the acquisition of some selected prepositions of time by English major undergraduates at Balqa Applied University in Jordan and to reveal any significant differences among their acquisition attributed to the academic level (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year levels) and to studying "English Basic Grammar" course. A…

  12. Influences of an acoustic signal with ultrasound components on the acquisition of a defensive conditioned reflex in Wistar rats.

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    Loseva, E V; Alekseeva, T G

    2007-06-01

    The effects of short (90 sec) exposures to a complex acoustic signal with ultrasound components on the acquisition of a defensive conditioned two-way avoidance reflex using an electric shock as the unconditioned stimulus in a shuttle box were studied in female Wistar rats. This stimulus induced audiogenic convulsions of different severities in 59% of the animals. A scale for assessing the ability of rats to acquire the conditioned two-way avoidance reflex was developed. Presentation of the complex acoustic signal was found to be a powerful stressor for Wistar rats, preventing the acquisition of the reflex in the early stages (four and six days) after presentation. This effect was independent of the presence and severity of audiogenic convulsions in the rats during presentation of the acoustic signal. On repeat training nine days after the acoustic signal (with the first session after four days), acquisition of the reflex was hindered (as compared with controls not presented with the acoustic signal). However, on repeat training at later time points (1.5 months after the complex acoustic signal, with the first session after six days), the rats rapidly achieved the learning criterion (10 correct avoidance responses in a row). On the other hand, if the acoustic signal was presented at different times (immediately or at three or 45 days) after the first training session, the animals' ability to acquire the reflex on repeat training was not impaired at either the early or late periods after exposure to the stressor. These results suggest that the complex acoustic signal impairs short-term memory (the process of acquisition of the conditioned two-way avoidance reflex at the early post-presentation time point) but has no effect on long-term memory or consolidation of the memory trace.

  13. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 22, Number 4, Issue 75, October 2015

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    examines when and under what circumstances the government would benefit from buying a Technical Data Package (TDP) as part of an overall bid. He...jonathan.ritschel@afit.edu)  Image designed by Diane Fleischer TECHNICAL Data Packages : When Can They Reduce Costs for the Department of Defense...they “support the process [of ] taking engineering designs and technical data packages (TDPs) to optimize the manufacturing/production of a part

  14. Improving Defense Acquisition Management and Policy Through a Life-Cycle Affordability Framework

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    Evolving to a new dominant logic for marketing . Journal of Marketing , 68(1), 1–17. Vargo, S. L., & Lusch, R. F. (2011). It’s all B2B ...and beyond...also conducted archival and literature reviews to identify non-defense markets including the rail industry, fence-to-fence highway construction...applied knowledge. Conceptualizing the market as shifting from conversion of material to conversion of knowledge represents the move globally to

  15. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 23, Number 1, Issue 76, January 2016

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    Competition • Is there evidence that competition between system portfolios is an effective means of controlling price and costs? • Does lack of...provided force feedback to the operator (Figure 9). Two hydraulic cylinders mounted on the 14 Defense ARJ, January 2016, Vol. 23 No. 1 : 2–27 A...Lecturer Naval Postgraduate School Lt Col Troy J. Mueller, USAFR Portfolio Director, Judiciary Engineering and Modernization Center The MITRE

  16. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 19, Number 1, Issue 61, January 2012

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    82ARJ, January 2012, Vol. 19 No. 1 : 075 — 098 Regulations (ITAR) through the United States Munitions List ( USML ) under the auspices of the Arms Export...Control Act of 1976. Through the USML , the Department of State primarily seeks to prevent sensi- tive technology, services, articles, and...Controls (DDTC), ITAR uses the USML to determine if an article or service is deemed defense-related through the following criteria (Department of State

  17. Defense Acquisition Reform: Where Do We Go From Here? A Compendium of Views by Leading Experts

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    Division at the Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida . He graduated from Spring Hill College in 1955 with a bachelor’s...undercarriage (against mines) came from South Africa. Then, the Israel-owed armor company (Plasan) set up its plant in Vermont (to address the U.S. labor...numerous awards, including the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (Bronze Palm ), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint

  18. 77 FR 68699 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement-Panama (DFARS Case...

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    ... Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Free Trade Agreement--Panama (DFARS Case 2012-D044) AGENCY... implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade... Panama Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The FTA provides for-- Waiver of the applicability of the Buy American...

  19. 77 FR 11367 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Extension of the Test Program for Negotiation...

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    ... Regulation Supplement; Extension of the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business... Acquisition Regulation Supplement to extend the program period for the DoD Test Program for Negotiation of...). Section 866 amends the DoD Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business...

  20. 76 FR 61296 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contracting With the Canadian Commercial...

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    ... October 1, 2010, the definitions in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) relating to cost or pricing... other than certified cost or pricing data.'' The new definition of these terms in the FAR is significant..., Definition of Cost or Pricing Data, are not yet implemented. Therefore, this rule includes conforming...

  1. 75 FR 75549 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Business Systems-Definition and Administration...

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    ... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Business Systems-- Definition and Administration (DFARS Case 2009-D038...D published a proposed rule for Business Systems--Definition and Administration (DFARS Case 2009... contractor business systems, DoD is considering a rule to clarify the definition and administration...

  2. 76 FR 78858 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Utilization of Domestic Photovoltaic Devices...

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    ... adverse effects on the U.S. photovoltaic industry, which this statute was designed to protect. However... Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Utilization of Domestic Photovoltaic Devices (DFARS Case 2011-D046) AGENCY... 2011. The section provides that photovoltaic devices to be utilized in performance of any covered...

  3. 77 FR 19127 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Inflation Adjustment of Threshold for...

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    ... sedans be included on the list of dollar thresholds subject to inflation adjustment. DATES: Effective... included on the list of dollar thresholds subject to inflation adjustment in accordance with the... sedans in the list of statutory acquisition-related dollar thresholds to be adjusted for inflation....

  4. 77 FR 52252 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Inflation Adjustment of Threshold for...

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    ...-related dollar thresholds subject to inflation adjustment in accordance with the requirements of 41 U.S.C... Regulation Supplement: Inflation Adjustment of Threshold for Acquisition of Right-Hand Drive Passenger Sedans... Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that requires adjustment of the statutory dollar limitation on...

  5. 75 FR 32640 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Finland- Public Interest Exception to the Buy...

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    ... or the Balance of Payments Program to the acquisition of qualifying country end products from the... exempted from application of the Buy American Act and the Balance of Payments Program as inconsistent with... France Greece Israel Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey...

  6. 75 FR 66686 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Balance of Payments Program Exemption for...

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    ... Regulation Supplement; Balance of Payments Program Exemption for Commercial Information Technology... Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the exemption from the Balance of Payments Program for... is amending the DFARS to implement in the clauses at 252.225- 7044, Balance of Payments...

  7. 78 FR 37980 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses...

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    ... has retained in the final rule the language at 252.244-7000(b), which is the same as FAR 52.244-6(c)(2... Comments Several respondents had editorial comments as to the language within the rule. Comment: One... the clause at 252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals, as prescribed in...

  8. 75 FR 10191 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); DFARS Case 2009-D017, Continuation of...

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    ... address shown below on or before May 4, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule... Acquisition Regulations System, Crystal Square 4, Suite 200A, 241 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22202- 3402... components to rely on the most effective mix of the total force, cost and other factors considered,...

  9. 77 FR 39140 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Shipping Instructions (DFARS Case 2011-D052)

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    ... substantive changes being made by this rule. The rule makes only two minor changes in terminology in the DD... (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). The impact, however, is negligible, because only minor changes in terminology.../agency systems (e.g., Navy's Global Freight Management- Electronic Transportation Acquisition...

  10. Defense AT and L. Volume 41, Number 1, January-February 2012: Effects Through Acquisition Leveraging the Power of Contingency Contracting

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    are several organizational process standards available. But the most popular one is ISO 9001 , which is the interna- tionally recognized series of...as independent confirmation that the organization meets the requirements of these standards. Since 1998, ISO - 9001 has been used at CAAA. Even...the Acquisition Knowledge Sharing System. You can use the Defense Acquisition Portal to: • Meet your training , education, and on-the-job support

  11. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 21, Number 4, Issue 71, October 2014

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    Libpcap is a portable library for network traffic capture) to IPFIX format. Conversion time is largely a product of disk read speed. For example...2011; Hill, Gutman, Chambal, & Kitchen , 2013; Johnson, Hutto, Simpson, & Montgomery, 2012). The research of toler- ance intervals in designed...International Test and Evaluation Journal, 32(3), 288–297. Hill, R. R., Gutman, A. J., Chambal, S. P., & Kitchen , J. W. (2013). Acquisition and testing

  12. Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress

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    have unmet requirements for additional attrition reserve CV– 22 platforms that are not accounted for within current Department of the Air Force...system being acquired under such contract have been delivered at or within the most current estimates of the program acquisition unit cost or...procurement unit cost for such system to determine that current estimates of such unit costs are realistic. (E) During the fiscal year in which such

  13. The Role and Nature of Anti-Tamper Techniques in U.S. Defense Acquisition

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    derial systernr" protection plan that affords adequate that a broader acquisition program protection. The pro- interpretation of gram protection plan...Ildentify critall Idntf the 111 IdNtf the1 1 Idnt1 atakL Jentify ImpactsL~b Identify new technologies r threats f lulnerabilitiesl 1 scenario Iŕ if...time through means available on the open second step is to recpurenam’f shold market. select a prelimi- r bca.-- In contrast, consider the case of

  14. Beyond Business as Usual? Better Buying Power and the Prospects for Change in Defense Acquisition

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    strengthen workforce capacity is well understood, and is arguably the only sustainable route to enhancing managerial craft. In the short run, however...material implications for an organization?s various constituencies. In this way, acquisition reform is more profitably viewed as a policy...content, organizational capacity, and managerial craft. I argue these factors are the primary impediments to institutionalizing Better Buying Power, and

  15. Orange/lemon-scented beetles: opposite enantiomers of limonene as major constituents in the defensive secretion of related carabids

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    Attygalle, Athula B.; Wu, Xiaogang; Maddison, David R.; Will, Kipling W.

    2009-12-01

    The major constituent in the pygidial gland defensive fluid of the carabid beetle Ardistomis schaumii is ( R)-(+)-limonene, whereas that of Semiardistomis puncticollis is ( S)-(-)-limonene. This was an unanticipated result, since it is not very common to find the opposite enantiomers of the same compound among the secondary metabolites of related species. Moreover, the glandular liquid of A. schaumii contains 1,8-cineole, and that of S. puncticollis has β-pinene, β-phellandrene, sabinene, and p-cymene. Of about 500 carabid species that have been chemically investigated, this is the first report of the presence of such complex mixtures of monoterpenes in their defensive secretions.

  16. Brassinosteroids make plant life easier under abiotic stresses mainly by modulating major components of antioxidant defense system

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Various abiotic stress factors significantly contribute to major worldwide-losses in crop productivity by mainly impacting plant’s stress tolerance/adaptive capacity. The latter is largely governed by the efficiency of antioxidant defense system for the metabolism of elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS, caused by different abiotic stresses. Plant antioxidant defense system includes both enzymatic (such as superoxide dismutase, SOD, E.C. 1.15.1.1; catalase, CAT, E.C. 1.11.1.6; glutathione reductase, GR, E.C. 1.6.4.2; peroxidase, POD, E.C. 1.11.1.7; ascorbate peroxidase, APX, E.C. 1.11.1.11; guaiacol peroxidase, GPX, E.C. 1.11.1.7 and non-enzymatic (such as ascorbic acid, AsA; glutathione, GSH; tocopherols; phenolics, proline etc. components. Research reports on the status of various abiotic stresses and their impact on plant growth, development and productivity are extensive. However, least information is available on sustainable strategies for the mitigation of abiotic stress-mediated major consequences in plants. Brassinosteroids (BRs are a novel group of phytohormones with significant growth promoting nature. BRs are considered as growth regulators with pleiotropic effects, as they influence diverse physiological processes like growth, germination of seeds, rhizogenesis, senescence etc. and also confer abiotic stress resistance in plants. In the light of recent reports this paper: (a overviews major abiotic stresses and plant antioxidant defense system, (b introduces BRs and highlights their significance in general plant growth and development, and (c appraises recent literature available on BRs mediated modulation of various components of antioxidant defense system in plants under major abiotic stresses including metals/metalloids, drought, salinity, and temperature regimes. The outcome can be significant in devising future research in the current direction.

  17. The FY 1979 Department of Defense Program for Research, Development, and Acquisition

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    integration of comercial devices will be in production by FY 1978. $0.9 million is requested for FY 1979. A major effort is planned to effect better lighting...the National Parachute Test Range at El Centro , California, and move its mission to the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, California. This will

  18. Department of Defense Management of Unobligated Funds for Acquisition Programs (Briefing Charts)

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    Constr Prod. Labor/H/W, Initial Spares, AIS Equip & SW, non-centrally managed items >=$250K Replenishment Spares, Civilian Salaries, Minor... Constr < $750K, Travel, AIS Equip & SW<$250K, SW Dev/Mod/Purchase/Lease Military Pay & Allowances, PCS Moves, Retired Pay Accrual Major

  19. 76 FR 25565 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement; Guidance on Personal Services (DFARS Case...

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    ... and government employees in all workplace environments.'' Response: The respondents' support is noted... and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has... and Budget. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act DoD...

  20. 78 FR 48404 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Contract Financing...

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    ... contract in order to prevent confusion. Although this rule proposes to include the text of the alternate in... prevent confusion. Further, this proposed rule would also revise the applicable preface, i.e., the... September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. IV. Regulatory Flexibility Act...

  1. 78 FR 18877 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Specialty Metals-Definition of “Produce...

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    2013-03-28

    ..., distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits... Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804. IV... comments filed by the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. The final...

  2. Measuring the Success of Acquisition Reform by Major DoD Components

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    and U.S. federal and defense contracting trends . Prior to working at DIIG, he interned at the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at CSIS and the...troubling trend . Small Business Participation: Before the introduction of BBP 2.0, the data show little improvement in promoting small businesses ...WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Center for Strategic and International Studies,Defense-Industrial Initiatives

  3. A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ISSUES IN FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: NINE MAJOR ISSUES REVISITED

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    Full Text Available Concerning issues in first language acquisition, the present paper explores positions in theory- making, asyntacticity of early child language, Piaget's idea about children's logical thinking, Vygotsky's and Chomsky's controversy over the origins of language, the relationship between communicative competence and other abilities, the stage where child's utterance is counted to be communicative, reflecting on the relationship between language and thought, the idea of modularity, the role of emergentism in language acquisition, and the authors’ perspectives about different explanations on language acquisition in general.

  4. Friends: Words - Melting Pot for Vocabulary Learning Feasibility Report of English Communicative Lexical Acquisition for English Majors

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    2009-01-01

    Lexical acquisition plays an essential part in getting any natural language processing system to function in the real world. [Branimir Boguraev, 1996:4] In China, English major undergraduates turn to various kinds of vocabulary pamphlets for vocabulary accumulation. However, enormous efforts produce dubious outcomes. This paper provides an efficient way to these L2 learners to gain access to real language acquisition. It sets out with empirical research on the script of Friends, then along with a brief overview on related findings, it concludes that watching Friends results in better communication.

  5. Teaching Effectiveness and Student’s Learning Acquisition in Selected Major Courses in the International Tourism and Hospitality Management Program

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    Full Text Available Assessment in the classroom is done to determine the effectiveness of the lesson delivery and the extent of learning acquired by the students. The study identified the determinants of teaching effectiveness and learning acquisition of students enrolled in selected major courses in the International Hospitality Management Program. Utilizing a descriptive-evaluative design, data were collected from 210 students enrolled in courses of the International Tourism and Hospitality Management Program. Findings show that the level of interest of the students is a great consideration in increasing their level of learning acquisition. The significant determinants of teaching effectiveness are number of absences and the level of interest of the students. The significant determinant of learning acquisition is the level of interest of the students.

  6. Getting Defense Acquisition Right

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    cases, those dollars have gone to higher-priority Service, portfolio or program/activity needs. The result is more capability for the warfighter at...Services be more effective, ensuring that our policies are well defined, and getting feedback on what works and what needs to be improved in our...project by a DoD official, but it would require industry to communicate directly with appropriate DoD personnel and to obtain feedback on the

  7. Hepcidin as a Major Component of Renal Antibacterial Defenses against Uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

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    Houamel, Dounia; Ducrot, Nicolas; Lefebvre, Thibaud; Daher, Raed; Moulouel, Boualem; Sari, Marie-Agnes; Letteron, Philippe; Lyoumi, Said; Millot, Sarah; Tourret, Jerome; Bouvet, Odile; Vaulont, Sophie; Vandewalle, Alain; Denamur, Erick; Puy, Hervé; Beaumont, Carole; Gouya, Laurent; Karim, Zoubida

    2016-03-01

    The iron-regulatory peptide hepcidin exhibits antimicrobial activity. Having previously shown hepcidin expression in the kidney, we addressed its role in urinary tract infection (UTI), which remains largely unknown. Experimental UTI was induced in wild-type (WT) and hepcidin-knockout (Hepc-/-) mice using the uropathogenic Escherichia coli CFT073 strain. Compared with infected WT mice, infected Hepc-/- mice showed a dramatic increase in renal bacterial load. Moreover, bacterial invasion was significantly dampened by the pretreatment of WT mice with hepcidin. Infected Hepc-/- mice exhibited decreased iron accumulation in the renal medulla and significant attenuation of the renal inflammatory response. Notably, we demonstrated in vitro bacteriostatic activity of hepcidin against CFT073. Furthermore, CFT073 repressed renal hepcidin, both in vivo and in cultured renal cells, and reduced phosphorylation of SMAD kinase in vivo, suggesting a bacterial strategy to escape the antimicrobial activities of hepcidin. In conclusion, we provide new mechanisms by which hepcidin contributes to renal host defense and suggest that targeting hepcidin offers a strategy to prevent bacterial invasion.

  8. Implementing Best Practices for Major Business Processes in the Department of Defense

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    2014-07-24

    Inventory Optimization. ✩ Walmart requires major suppliers to connect directly to its own inventory management system, making suppliers...responsible for retail shelf stocking. ★ Facilities Optimization. ✩ Amazon uses consolidated warehousing and the latest technologies to drive efficiencies...unity of effort. ★ Senior Leadership Governance of Supply Chain. ✩ Ford, IBM, and Walmart rely on centralized executive “C-Suite level” management

  9. Reducing the Cost and Risk of Major Acquisitions at the Department of Homeland Security

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    2013-01-01

    absence of credible assessments of strategic need for the failed Advanced Spectroscopic Portal system, as well as a poorly framed analysis of available... Biosurveillance : DHS Should Reevaluate Mission Need and Alternatives Before Proceeding with Bio- Watch Generation-3 Acquisition, Washington, D.C., GAO-12-810...Evaluating Testing, Costs, and Benefits of Advanced Spectroscopic Portals : Final Report, Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2010. 14 GAO

  10. Acquisition in USTRANSCOM: An Organizational Assessment

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    2009-12-01

    CRAF Civil Reserve Air Fleet DAPA Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment DAR Defense Acquisition Regulation DAS Defense Acquisition...ENVIRONMENT The current Defense Acquisition Environment consists of a triad between Congress, the Executive Branch, and Industry. The DoD Program...Manager (PM) fits directly in the middle of this triad and is constantly receiving and delivering information to the entities mentioned above

  11. Defense Space Acquisitions: Too Early to Determine if Recent Changes Will Resolve Persistent Fragmentation in Management and Oversight

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    Unified leadership and authority, Planning) 12. Change Air Force and intelligence community (IC) human resource management policies for space...Space Acquisitions: Too Early to Determine If Recent Changes Will Resolve Persistent Fragmentation in Management and Oversight The Department of...over two decades that fragmentation and overlap in DOD space acquisition management and oversight have contributed to program delays and cancellations

  12. Tapping Transaction Costs to Forecast Acquisition Cost Breaches

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    management , survival analysis  lead image by Diane Fleischer 58 Controlling cost growth for a major defense acquisition program (MDAP) has been...directing and controlling a totally integrated engineering effort of a system or program.” Program management is defined as “the business and...56 Defense ARJ, January 2016, Vol. 23 No. 1 : 56–76 TAPPING Transaction Costs to Forecast Acquisition COST BREACHES Laura E. Armey and Diana I

  13. Politics and Procurement: The Clast Between Local Interest and Strategic Imperative in U.S. Defense Acquisition

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    2014-06-01

    of the House of Representatives are authorized no more than 18 permanent staff members whose salary is paid utilizing the Members’ Representational ...Dwight Eisenhower set aside $137 million for the Nike- Zeus missile system. And John Kennedy, on the advice of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara

  14. Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Report Series. Effective Integration of Faculty Requirements into Army System Acquisition Programs.

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    authors and does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Industrial College of the Acmd ftrces, The National Defense University, or the...good management requirements by the Army or in response to directives from OSD) appear to be generally sufficient to guide the general execution of...significant f. astasiw . gmAt efforts are necessary to minimise these 9j. go NK has no responsibility for execution of facilities construction on ;I in

  15. Defense Systems Management Review. Volume 3, Number 3, Summer 1980. Maturing of the DoD Acquisition Process.

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    United States will be prepared to face any threat it may encounter during the next decade. In 1922, Jose Ortega y Gasset said, "Nations are formed and are...50. Jose Ortega y Gasset . 1883-1955, philosopher and foremost Spanish thinker of the 20th century. I DOD Acquisition Process 75 The Council of

  16. Acquisition Reform in House and Senate Passed Versions of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735)

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    effectiveness of the current process, and/or 4. improving the performance of the workforce (through recruitment, professional development, or...they failed to address the motivational and environmental factors in which they must be implemented. The House bill does not directly address budget...issues, focusing instead on various issues relating to the acquisition workforce , streamlining reporting and approval processes, tweaking the

  17. Evidence on the Effect of DoD Acquisition Policy and Process and Funding Climate on Cancellations of Major Defense Acquisitions Programs

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    organization. Acknowledgments Thank you to Daniel L. Cuda , David A. Sparrow, and David M. Tate for performing technical review of this document...database drawn from various US government sources. We are indebted to Dr. Daniel Cuda for providing these data. 21 Statistical analysis of the data in

  18. Using Earned Value Data to Forecast the Duration of Department of Defense (DoD) Space Acquisition Programs

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    analyzed 12 MDAP contracts with 133 schedule observations (individual IMSs ) (2014: 2). Supporting chapter one’s discussion on schedule growth...insight. One health check is the % of tasks are coded as hard constraints with a goal of less than 5%. Lofgren’s study discovered the majority of IMSs ...poor quality of the IMSs , Lofgren not only attempts to improve the accuracy of the estimated completion date (ECD), he also attempts to provide the

  19. Defense Acquisitions. Rapid Acquisition of MRAP Vehicles

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    2009-10-08

    safety, which required some modifying of designs and postproduction fixes, and adapting how vehicles were used. Also, long term sustainment costs...the form of reliability, mobility, and safety, which have required some modifying of the designs, postproduction fixes, and adapting how vehicles...issues required some modifying of the designs, postproduction fixes, or adapting how vehicles were to be used. Testing of proposed Page 8 GAO-10-155T

  20. 32 CFR 21.605 - Acquisition.

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    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Acquisition. 21.605 Section 21.605 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DoD GRANT AND AGREEMENT REGULATIONS DoD GRANTS AND AGREEMENTS-GENERAL MATTERS Definitions § 21.605 Acquisition. The acquiring (by purchase,...

  1. Affordability of Defense Acquisition Programs

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    2015-02-01

    2 The study team constructed a representation of the Army investment program and plans through fiscal year 2030 using...shares are used to project resources available in each category through approximately 2030 . By fixing the topline at the level of the end of the...scenario development that takes place in the Analytic Agenda process. In that context, the Assessment Division (N-81) in the Office of the Chief of 31

  2. 76 FR 30362 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Acquisition of Helium

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    2011-05-25

    ... ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000-0113; Docket 2011-0079; Sequence 5] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Acquisition of Helium AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services... approved information collection requirement concerning acquisition of helium. Public comments...

  3. Sustainability as a Priority at Major U.S. Department of Energy’s Defense Sites: Surrounding Population Views

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    Michael R. Greenberg

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Sustainability is rapidly becoming a widely accepted and desired attitude, as well as a stimulus for both environmentally-conscious individuals and firm behavior. However, does the public interest in sustainability also extend to large U.S. federal agencies? Does the public care about on-site sustainability programs? To answer this question, we surveyed 922 people who live within 50 miles of one of four U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE major facilities: Hanford, Idaho National Laboratory, Savannah River and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Only 14% expressed no interest in DOE’s on-site sustainability efforts. Five percent said that they were interested enough to join a local community group to provide feedback to the DOE; 49% were interested and wanted more information, as well as interaction with the DOE’s site-specific advisory boards or local elected officials. Compared to other DOE on-site activities, respondents rated sustainability as “somewhat important”. Native Americans who live near a site, are familiar with it and self-identify as interested in environmental protection disproportionately belong to the “most interested” category. We conclude that public interest is sufficient to merit outreach by DOE to involve interested and knowledgeable local residents in on-site sustainability plans.

  4. 48 CFR 208.7003-2 - Assignments under coordinated acquisition.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Assignments under coordinated acquisition. 208.7003-2 Section 208.7003-2 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION PLANNING REQUIRED SOURCES OF SUPPLIES...

  5. No major role for binding by salivary proteins as a defense against dietary tannins in Mediterranean goats.

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    Hanovice-Ziony, Michal; Gollop, Nathan; Landau, Serge Yan; Ungar, Eugene David; Muklada, Hussein; Glasser, Tzach Aharon; Perevolotsky, Avi; Walker, John Withers

    2010-07-01

    We investigated whether Mediterranean goats use salivary tannin-binding proteins to cope with tannin-rich forages by determining the affinity of salivary or parotid gland proteins for tannic acid or quebracho tannin. Mixed saliva, sampled from the oral cavity, or parotid gland contents were compared to the intermediate affinity protein bovine serum albumin with a competitive binding assay. Goats that consume tannin-rich browse (Damascus) and goats that tend to avoid tannins (Mamber) were sequentially fed high (Pistacia lentiscus L.), low (vetch hay), or zero (wheat hay) tannin forages. Affinity of salivary proteins for tannins did not differ between goat breeds and did not respond to presence or absence of tannins in the diet. Proteins in mixed saliva had slightly higher affinity for tannins than those in parotid saliva, but neither source contained proteins with higher affinity for tannins than bovine serum albumin. Similarly, 3 months of browsing in a tannin-rich environment had little effect on the affinity of salivary proteins for tannin in adult goats of either breed. We sampled mixed saliva from young kids before they consumed forage and after 3 months of foraging in a tannin-rich environment. Before foraging, the saliva of Mamber kids had higher affinity for tannic acid (but not quebracho tannin) than the saliva of Damascus kids, but there was no difference after 3 months of exposure to tannin-rich browse, and the affinity of the proteins was always similar to the affinity of bovine serum albumin. Our results suggest there is not a major role for salivary tannin-binding proteins in goats. Different tendencies of goat breeds to consume tannin-rich browse does not appear be related to differences in salivary tannin-binding proteins.

  6. Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: A Comparison of Acquisition Management Practices in the Army, Navy, and Air Force

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    2010-08-23

    k^s^i=mlpqdo^ar^qb=p`elli= models; and Schiele and McCue (2006) studied the acquisition of consulting services in the public sector. Although these...Aeronautics and Astronautics. Schiele , J. J., & McCue, C. P. (2006). Professional service acquisition in public sector procurement. International

  7. Acquisition streamlining: A cultural change

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    Stewart, Jesse

    1992-01-01

    The topics are presented in viewgraph form and include the following: the defense systems management college, educational philosophy, the defense acquisition environment, streamlining initiatives, organizational streamlining types, defense law review, law review purpose, law review objectives, the Public Law Pilot Program, and cultural change.

  8. Acquisition Research Program Homepage

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    2015-01-01

    Includes an image of the main page on this date and compressed file containing additional web pages. Established in 2003, Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Acquisition Research Program provides leadership in innovation, creative problem solving and an ongoing dialogue, contributing to the evolution of Department of Defense acquisition strategies.

  9. 32 CFR 644.88 - Other acquisition.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Other acquisition. 644.88 Section 644.88 National... HANDBOOK Acquisition Acquisition by Purchase, Donation, and Transfer § 644.88 Other acquisition. (a) Acquisition from other Federal departments and agencies—(1) Transfers. Transfers will be obtained from...

  10. Program Manager: Journal of the Defense Systems Management College. Volume 19. Number 3

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    1990-06-01

    years. Fayol , Henri . General and Industrial Seatl, Washin"tn. He isa 1989groduate The current effort-the Defense Management. Toronto, Canada: Sir of...Institute, noted and Acquisition Costs," (Abellera); General Charles Henry , USA; and there are many congressional "Exchange Rates and Product Cost," Major...has been a Defense Systems Management College tions. Each Service has professional deterioration since 1986. The crucial were Mr. Henry Alberts, Dr

  11. Defense Acquisitions; Strategic Airlift Gap Has Been Addressed, but Tactical Airlift Plans Are Evolving as Key Issues Have Not Been Resolved

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    2009-11-01

    United States Government Accountability Office Washington, DC 20548 November 12, 2009 The Honorable Neil Abercrombie Chairman The...Honorable Roscoe Bartlett Ranking Member Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives The Department of...Defense Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2010: Hearing Before the H. Armed Services Comm., 111th Cong. (2009) (statements of Rep. Bartlett , Ranking Member

  12. Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)

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    2015-12-01

    Estimate RDT&E - Research , Development, Test, and Evaluation SAR - Selected Acquisition Report SCP - Service Cost Position TBD - To Be Determined TY - Then...all ranges and in all phases of flight. Following guidance from the President, the Secretary of Defense approved the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD...based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system to enhance our capability against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. We are currently sustaining 30

  13. 77 FR 181 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-55; Introduction

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    2012-01-03

    ... Space Administration 48 CFR Chapter 1 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Final Rules #0;#0;Federal Register... Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-55; Introduction AGENCIES: Department of Defense (Do... Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by DoD, GSA, and NASA in this Federal Acquisition Circular...

  14. JIEDDO Experience Provides Rapid Acquisition Insights

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    James P Craft

    2015-01-01

    .... JIDA's rapid acquisition capabilities were preserved by transitioning the expedient organization that received supplemental funding into the Defense Department's newest combat support agency (CSA...

  15. Defense Acquisition and the Case of the Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration Office: Ad Hoc Problem Solving as a Mechanism for Adaptive Change

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    2013-04-01

    provides for a rich and broad diversity of scholarly rigor mixed with a good blend of practitioner experience in the field of acquisition. We are...generated negative externalities, whereas industry transformation in Minnesota retained negative feedback brakes and avoided some of these effects

  16. An Open Door and a Leg Up: Increasing Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Participation in Defense Contracting Through Simplified Acquisitions (Briefing Charts)

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    2015-05-01

    opportunities for use of Simplified Acquisitions • Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations 4 SDVOSB Need Identified 3% Goal Missed... Opportunity for Business Development Support Red Flags in SDVOSB Program Direction to...4/1999 Rejection of Access to 8(a) Program in HR 1460 Veterans Entrepreneurship and Benefits Improvement Act of 2003 6/5/2003 Unutilized

  17. Defense Acquisition and the Case of the Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration Office: Ad Hoc Problem Solving as a Mechanism for Adaptive Change

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    2013-10-01

    model of the entrepreneurial mindset. Journal of Business Venturing , 25(2), 217–229. Howard-Grenville, J., Golden-Biddle, K., Irwin, J., & Mao, J...and evolutionary system development. His works have been published by the Project Management Journal , Acquisition Review Journal , International ...experience working for innovative companies including Apple Inc., Patagonia, and International Game Technology. Her research has been published in

  18. 32 CFR 644.7 - Acquisition lines.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Acquisition lines. 644.7 Section 644.7 National... HANDBOOK Project Planning Civil Works § 644.7 Acquisition lines. (a) Tentative acquisition lines. As indicated in § 644.6(c)(1)(iii)(K), tentative acquisition lines are shown on maps which are part of the...

  19. Proceedings of the DOD (Department of Defense) Standardization and Data Management Conference Supporting the Acquisition Process Held in Linthicum, Maryland on August 22-24, 1988

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    1988-01-01

    Chairman] ASD/ENSI - DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY -- Mr Don Atkinson DLA-0L -- Mr Fred Harris DLA-SE -- Mr Bob Schmitt DLA-Q S 3 IX-46 4. KEY ACTIVITIES...Mr. Fred Kohout, OASD/DASD(P) * ’CL XI-2 Summary for Rights in Technical Data Panel Discussion The rights in technical data panel was co-chaired by...RICHAtRD L. &RAWLEY MR. JOSEPH B BRAUER DLA. DE-ENSE FUEL SUPPLY CENTER ROME AIR DEVELOF ,iENT CENTER DFSC-CSS RBR CAIMIERON STAT ION GRIFFISS AFE NY 1

  20. A Model for Understanding the Relationship Between Transaction Costs and Acquisition Cost Breaches

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    2014-04-30

    become a research sponsor, or to print additional copies of reports, please contact any of the staff listed on the Acquisition Research Program...the Root Cause: Nunn-McCurdy Breaches in Major Defense Acquisition Programs Bill Shelton, RAND Corporation Irv Blickstein, RAND Corporation Jerry...and Wolter J. Fabrycky. 2010. Systems Engineering and Analysis. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Blickstein, Irv , Michael Boito

  1. Scandal and Tragedy Or Acquisition Lessons Relearned by the F-35 Program

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    2017-01-01

    SCANDAL and TRAGEDY? Or Acquisition Lessons Relearned by the F -35 PROGRAM Col Roger Witek, USAF (Ret.) Major defense acquisition programs...with previous joint aircraft programs ( F -111, V-22, T-6) and now with the F -35 program, chal- lenges associated with Balancing Requirements...government agency/think tank reports and scholarly journals on the F -35 program, and the mining and coding of questionnaires given to subject matter

  2. The logistics impact of evolutionary acquisition / by Ira Lewis, Aruna Apte.

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    Lewis, Ira A.; Apte, Aruna

    2007-01-01

    In 2003, the Department of Defense directed that Evolutionary Acquisition (EA), often referred to as spiral development, become the preferred approach for the acquisition of major weapon systems. Under EA, development, testing, production and fielding of a system take place in increments, once the system reaches a certain stage of maturity. We contend that EA was adopted without consideration of the impact of this approach on logistics support of the system. The result could be degradation of...

  3. Defense styles of pedophilic offenders.

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    Drapeau, Martin; Beretta, Véronique; de Roten, Yves; Koerner, Annett; Despland, Jean-Nicolas

    2008-04-01

    This pilot study investigated the defense styles of pedophile sexual offenders. Interviews with 20 pedophiles and 20 controls were scored using the Defense Mechanisms Rating Scales. Results showed that pedophiles had a significantly lower overall defensive functioning score than the controls. Pedophiles used significantly fewer obsessional-level defenses but more major image-distorting and action-level defenses. Results also suggested differences in the prevalence of individual defenses where pedophiles used more dissociation, displacement, denial, autistic fantasy, splitting of object, projective identification, acting out, and passive aggressive behavior but less intellectualization and rationalization.

  4. Roles of different IRES-dependent FGF2 isoforms in the acquisition of the major aggressive features of human metastatic melanoma.

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    Andreucci, Elena; Bianchini, Francesca; Biagioni, Alessio; Del Rosso, Mario; Papucci, Laura; Schiavone, Nicola; Magnelli, Lucia

    2017-01-01

    Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) is involved in many physiological and pathological processes. Fgf2 deregulation contributes to the acquisition of malignant features of melanoma and other cancers. FGF2 is an alternative translation product expressed as five isoforms, a low-molecular-weight (18 KDa) and four high-molecular-weight (22, 22.5, 24, 34 KDa) isoforms, with different subcellular distributions. An internal ribosomal entry site (IRES) in its mRNA controls the translation of all the isoforms with the exception for the cap-dependent 34 KDa. The 18-KDa isoform has been extensively studied, while very few is known about the roles of high molecular weight isoforms. FGF2 is known to promote melanoma development and progression. To disclose the differential contribution of FGF2 isoforms in melanoma, we forced the expression of IRES-dependent low-molecular-weight (LMW, 18 KDa) and high-molecular-weight (HMW, 22, 22.5, 24 KDa) isoforms in a human metastatic melanoma cell line. This comparative study highlights that, while LMW isoform confers stem-like features to melanoma cells and promotes angiogenesis, HMW isoforms induce higher migratory ability and contribute to tumor perfusion by promoting vasculogenic mimicry (VM) when endothelial cell-driven angiogenesis is lacking. To conclude, FGF2 isoforms mainly behave in specific, antithetical manners, but can cooperate in different steps of tumor progression, providing melanoma cells with major malignant features.

  5. 78 FR 80367 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-72; Introduction

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    2013-12-31

    ...This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rules agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-72. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the Internet at......

  6. 合并规制“破产公司抗辩”原则的应用及启示--以英国Kingfisher及Stericycle公司收购案为例%Application and Inspiration of Failing Firm Defense in Merger Control:Based on Kingfisher Acquisition of 30 Former Focus Stores and Stericycle Acquisition of SRCL in UK

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    林燕; 马海峰

    2015-01-01

    Merger is a path of recovery for failing companies but it might be alleged monopoly. This paper researches how anti-trust organizations regulate merger with Failing Firm Defense based on the cases of acquisitions of UK Kingfisher and Stericy-cle. Thus this paper puts forward the application rules of Failing Firm Defense that on one side antitrust law should add speed-ing process;on the other side aiming failing firm defense antitrust authority should assess the real reasons that lead to failing, preventing purchasers intend to plunges acquired firms into debt by malicious competition which will weaken competition and consumer interests.%合并是濒临破产公司的一条重生之路,但这可能会涉嫌垄断。以英国Kingfisher及Stericycle公司收购案为例,本文探讨反垄断机构如何运用“破产公司抗辩”原则进行合并审查,从而明晰“破产公司抗辩”实施的要点。结论是反垄断法应当增加加速程序的相应规定;对以破产抗辩为理由提出的合并申请,应评估导致一家公司濒临倒闭的真实原因,避免一方恶意竞争导致另一方陷入危机,再以破产公司抗辩为理由而成功购并其竞争对手,最终弱化市场竞争,损害消费者利益。

  7. Environmental Restoration Program project management plan for the DOE Oak Ridge Field Office Major System Acquisition OR-1. Revision 1, Environmental Restoration Program

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    1992-12-01

    In the early 1940s, the Manhattan Project was conducted in a regulatory and operational environment less sophisticated than today. Less was known of the measures needed to protect human health and safety and the environment from the dangers posed by radioactive and hazardous wastes, and experience in dealing with these hazardous materials has grown slowly. Certain hazards were recognized and dealt with from the beginning. However, the techniques used, though standard practices at the time, are now known to have been inadequate. Consequently, the DOE has committed to an aggressive program for cleaning up the environment and has initiated an Environmental Restoration Program involving all its field offices. The objective of this program is to ensure that inactive and surplus DOE facilities and sites meet current standards to protect human health and the environment. The objective of these activities is to ensure that risks posed to human health and safety and the environment by inactive sites and surplus facilities contaminated with radioactive, hazardous, and/or mixed wastes are either eliminated or reduced to prescribed safe levels. This Project Management Plan for Major System Acquisition OR-1 Project documents, communicates, and contributes to the evolution of, the management organizations, systems, and tools necessary to carry out effectively the long-range complex cleanup of the DOE sites on the Oak Ridge Reservation, and at the Paducah, Kentucky, and Piketon, Ohio, uranium enrichment plants managed by the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Field Office; the cleanup of off-site contamination resulting from past releases; and the Decontamination and Decommissioning of surplus DOE facilities at these installations.

  8. An Application of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in a Major Defense Acquisition Program: the Decision by the U.S. Department of Defense to Retain the C-17 Transport Aircraft

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    2010-12-01

    adding hush kits to dampen the sound of the engines and adding extra material to the fuselage. The cost to restart the C-5 line was estimated at $750...include adding hush kits to dampen the sound of the engines and extra material to the fuselage. A recently completed SAB had recommended that the weep

  9. Civil Defense, U. S. A.: A Programmed Orientation to Civil Defense. Unit 1. Civil Defense - Protection Against What?

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    Defense Civil Preparedness Agency (DOD), Battle Creek, MI.

    An explanation of the need for civil defense in nuclear and natural disasters is presented. A brief historical background of civil defense is given. Major topics include: (1) Types of disasters, (2) Probable objectives of a nuclear attack on the United States, (3) The major defensive measures against a nuclear attack, (4) Some reasons for low…

  10. Defense Contracting: Observations on Air Force Use of Undefinitized Contract Actions

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    2015-05-18

    incur unnecessary costs if requirements change before the contract is definitized. To help minimize these risks, defense acquisition regulations ...Logistics, Defense Procurement and Acquisition 2Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) § 217.7404-3(a) (1) and (2). 3Defense...vehicle ( UAV ) and C-130J transport aircraft—based on the programs’ high UCA obligation levels. For the selected contracts, we reviewed approval documents

  11. Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD)

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    2013-12-01

    Base Year DAMIR - Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval Dev Est - Development Estimate DoD - Department of Defense DSN - Defense...Schedule Milestones SAR Baseline Dev Est Current APB Development Objective/Threshold Current Estimate MS B DEC 2009 DEC 2009 JUN...2010 DEC 2009 CDR AUG 2011 MAY 2012 MAY 2013 MAY 2012 MS C DEC 2014 JUN 2015 JUN 2016 AUG 2016 1 (Ch-1) IOT &E Start JAN 2016 MAR 2016 MAR 2017 OCT 2017

  12. 48 CFR 252.225-7019 - Restriction on acquisition of anchor and mooring chain.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restriction on acquisition of anchor and mooring chain. 252.225-7019 Section 252.225-7019 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEFENSE ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION...

  13. Defense Globalization: Impacts on the United States Defense Acquisition System

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    2007-12-01

    munitions and sub-systems to fit these U.S. platforms. One such case involved Rafael developing the Popeye missile to be used on the Israeli...version of the McDonnell Douglas F-4E. In the late 1980s, the USAF viewed the Popeye as a short- term solution to its requirement for smart munitions and...purchased the Popeye directly “off the shelf” from Rafael. The USAF then went on to partner with Rafael in modifying and marketing the munitions to

  14. Public-Private Partnerships in Defense Acquisition Programs-Defensible?

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    2009-12-01

    result in PPP implementation (for example, a leasing plan for air tankers in 2001 and a private- sector solution instead of a Joint Simulation System...PPP partner (assuming that PPP mode is selected) would be responsible for providing a turnkey aircrew training facility, including acquiring a fleet of...providing the RSAF with a true turnkey program—everything from courseware to cockpits—that will serve the Republic and its pilot trainees for the

  15. Improving Defense Acquisition Decision-Making

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    2010-05-01

    the PPBE planning phase should be revitalized and extended to allow time for brainstorming and germination of innovative ideas and for the analysis of...Performance-based Logistics R-TOC AEGIS Microwave Power Tubes Sense-and-Respond Logistics Network Strategic Sourcing Program Management Building

  16. Biotech Business Lessons for Defense Acquisition

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    2016-01-01

    Additionally, the use of analytical methods (analytics) is underuti- lized. Some are as simple as earned value management (EVM). This simple quantitative...of the many opportunities bureaucrats possess to insert themselves between program managers and program or weapon system delivery. The size and role...across programs. Fortune 500 firms have strategic risk- management offices, managing strategic corporate risks with respect to normalized risk appetite

  17. Defense Acquisition University Program Managers Tool Kit

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    2011-01-01

    Agreement EMD—Engineering & Manufacturing Development IEP —Information Exchange Project S&E—Science and Engineering Cooperative Production Coproduction...Licensed Production Production Sharing Foreign Military Sales Technology Opportunities and User Capability Needs NATO Forums DEAs/ IEPs Staff

  18. The Defense Systems Acquisition and Review Council

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    1976-09-15

    competition; and (i) Validity of contractor proposals. (3) For systems proposed for initial produccion : (a) Feasibility of production, Including "evaluation...Industrial Preparedness ASD(I&L) DoD Instruction Production Planning 4005.3 Procedures Industrial Preparedness ASD(I&L) DoD �.3M Planning Manual ...Guidance Manual ," July 1, 1971 authorized by DoD Instruction 7110-.1, August 23, 1968 I, PURPOSE This Instruction establishes policy and instruction

  19. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2017-03-01

    more stable. However, the portfolio increased its buying power by $10.7 billion— meaning DOD is able to buy more goods or services for the same... experience cost and schedule overruns. GAO continues to emphasize the need for DOD and Congress to hold programs accountable by ensuring that they...Alternatively a program’s cost can decrease due to a reduction in quantity and may still experience a buying power gain or loss. Table 2 shows our

  20. Commercial Practices for Defense Acquisition Guidebook

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    1992-01-01

    market research and analysis . sometimes...laboratories, e.g., Jet Normalizing the practice of conducting Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, etc. market research and analysis as a continuous day-to-day...specifications, qualified, dedicated people committed to since few, if any, suppliers will have doing market research and analysis as their complied

  1. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2008-03-01

    108Program Performance (fiscal year 2008 dollars in millions) Figures shown are based on the December 2006 Selected Acqusition Report and do not reflect... language to permit it to contract for quantities of WIN-T Increment 1 nodes in fiscal year 2008 to support operational needs, even if prior to the

  2. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2012-03-01

    Inc 3 Soldier Network Extension WIN-T Inc 3 Tact i lca Communications Node (While Mobile) Program/development start (7/03) Low-rate decision (4/15...Davidson, Ramzi N. Nemo Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Rebecca A. Wilson, Molly W. Traci Littoral Combat Ship–Mission Modules Laurier R. Fish , Mya Dinh...Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 James P. Tallon, Laurier R. Fish Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 3

  3. Innovation in the Defense Acquisition Enterprise

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    2015-12-01

    the foundation of our knowledge, but that is just the beginning. Experience , exposure to a wide and diverse range of technical fields, and...innovative applications of these technologies will be created at an exponential rate. In many cases today, the DoD is not the primary financial ...powerful economic engine ever created. The United States stands out as a place where it is amazingly easy to start a new business. I’ve done it a couple

  4. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2014-03-01

    a new initiative to reduce complexity within the cryptography required to encrypt and decrypt communications. In last year’s assessment, the program...TRL) 6. Demonstration in a realistic environment is TRL 7. See app . V for detailed description of TRLs. Page 27 GAO-14-340SP Assessments of

  5. Defense Acquisitions. Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2007-03-01

    countermeasure dispenser capable of loading and employing expendables, such as flares, chaff, and smoke . S Page 39ource: BAE Systems.System development...not collecting statistical data for them. As reported in our last assesment , we expect that the prime contract could overrun its target cost by

  6. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2017-03-01

    Missile Submarine (SSBN 826) 117 Ship to Shore Connector Amphibious Craft (SSC) 119 VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program 121... Sight Terminals (FAB-T) 143 Global Positioning System III (GPS III) 145 KC-46 Tanker Modernization Program (KC-46A) 147 Military GPS User Equipment...been incorporated into the DOD Instruction 5000.02. These and other reforms address sound management practices, such as realistic cost estimating

  7. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2015-03-01

    Assessment 56 Figure 13: Examples of Knowledge Scorecards 58 Contents Page v GAO-15-342SP Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs Abbreviations...efficiencies realized through contract negotiations (13 programs), • design trades to balance affordability and capability (10 programs), • changed...at the time of our review with a scorecard and narrative summary at the bottom of the first page of each assessment. As illustrated in figure 12

  8. System Earned Readiness Management for Defense Acquisition

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    2009-01-01

    Pugh  1991),  Kasser’s  ( Kasser  2004)  First  Requirements   Elucidator  Demonstration  (FRED),  Integrated  Design  Model...Council  on  Systems   Engineering  (NCOSE),  Seattle,  Washington.   Kasser ,  J.  E.  (2004).  "The  first  requirements

  9. Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

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    2011-03-01

    cover the JPALS ship system-radio, antenna, receiver, racks , and console. The program also tracks requirement changes to monitor design stability...with stowage cradle) and berthing modules around the LCS 2 mission bay. Navy officials also report that testing of LCS 2’s twin- boom extensible

  10. Defense Acquisition Reform, 19602009: An Elusive Goal

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    2011-10-31

    Others at CMH also greatly contributed to this publication, most notably, editor Hildegard J. Bachman and visual information specialist Michael R...consumer electronics.1 The economy responded to the tax cut stimuli , and the gross national prod- uct grew at an attractive rate of 3.85 percent per year...report reflected the popular emphasis on employee empowerment and teamwork , as well as a modest faith in both the government workforce and the

  11. Glossary Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms

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    1991-09-01

    Opportunities Document COEA Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis COMDT Commandant COMMINT Communications Intelligence COMOPTEVFOR Commander, Operational...list of disciplines includes, but is not limited to, traditional military planning, economics, political science and social sciences, applied

  12. 48 CFR 34.004 - Acquisition strategy.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Acquisition strategy. 34... CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING MAJOR SYSTEM ACQUISITION General 34.004 Acquisition strategy. The program manager, as specified in agency procedures, shall develop an acquisition strategy tailored to the...

  13. Proceedings of the Annual Acquisition Research Symposium (2nd), Acquisition Research: The Foundation for Innovation, Held in Monterey, California on 18-19 May 2005

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    2005-05-01

    141. Fox, W.M. (1990). An interview with Eric Trist, father of the sociotechnical systems approach. The Journal of Applied Behavioural Science, 26(2...is consistent with the theory that firms following a conservative strategy rely more heavily on centralized control systems and on feed -forward...continuing management and technical problems in major acquisition programs including the F-22 Raptor and V-22 Osprey. Further, the effects of defense

  14. Improving Tradecraft of Services Acquisition

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    2015-08-01

    Logistics Management Services , Equipment Related Services , Electronics and Communication Services , Medical Services , and Facilities Related Defense AT&L...Acquisition University (DAU) Service Acquisition Process for standardization. This seven step, team-focused approach relies on market research...detailed in BBP 3.0. Training and Tools BBP 1.0 and 2.0 rightly noted that services are required and overseen by DoD personnel that often are not

  15. Dark blood versus bright blood T2* acquisition in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for thalassaemia major (TM) patients: Evaluation of feasibility, reproducibility and image quality

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    Liguori, Carlo, E-mail: c.liguori@unicampus.it [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Campus Bio Medico University, via Alvaro del Portillo 200, 00128 Rome (Italy); Di Giampietro, Ilenia; Pitocco, Francesca; De Vivo, Aldo Eros [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Campus Bio Medico University, via Alvaro del Portillo 200, 00128 Rome (Italy); Schena, Emiliano [Unit of Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation, Campus Bio Medico University, via Alvaro del Portillo 200, 00128 Rome (Italy); Mortato, Luca [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Campus Bio Medico University, via Alvaro del Portillo 200, 00128 Rome (Italy); Pirro, Federica [Department of Biomaging and Radiological Sciences, Catholic University of Sacred Herart, Largo A. Gemelli 1, 00135 Rome (Italy); Cianciulli, Paolo [Thalassemia Unit, Ospedale Sant Eugenio, Piazzale dell’Umanesimo 10, 00143 Rome (Italy); Zobel, Bruno Beomonte [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Campus Bio Medico University, via Alvaro del Portillo 200, 00128 Rome (Italy)

    2014-01-15

    Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of dark blood (DB) versus bright blood (BB) sequences. To assess the intra and inter-observer variability and inter-study reproducibility between BB versus DB. To evaluate image quality level in the two sequences. Methods: In a setting of 138 patients we performed CMR using cardiac gated Gradient-multiecho single breath-hold BB and DB sequences in the middle ventricular septum. Each acquisition was repeated during the same exam. Truncation method was used to account for background noise. Image quality (IQ) was assessed using a 5 point grading scale and image analysis was conducted by 2 experienced observers. Results: Compared with the conventional BB acquisition, the coefficient of correlation and significance of the DB technique was superior for intra-observer reproducibility (p < 0.001), inter-observer reproducibility (p < 0.001) and inter-study reproducibility (p < 0.001). The variability is also lower for DB sequences for T2* values <14 ms. Assessment of artifacts showed a superior score for DB versus BB scans (4 versus 3, p < 0.001). Conclusions: Improvement in terms of inter observer and inter study variability using DB sequences was obtained. The greatest disparity between them was seen in inter-study reproducibility and higher IQ in DB was seen. Study demonstrates better performance of DB imaging compared to BB in presence of comparable effectiveness.

  16. 48 CFR 225.7016 - Restriction on Ballistic Missile Defense research, development, test, and evaluation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restriction on Ballistic Missile Defense research, development, test, and evaluation. 225.7016 Section 225.7016 Federal Acquisition... Acquisition 225.7016 Restriction on Ballistic Missile Defense research, development, test, and evaluation. ...

  17. On English phonetic acquisition of non-English major college students%大学非英语专业学生英语语音习得现状及教学思考

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    刘倩

    2013-01-01

    This paper tries to find out the problems exist in non-English major college students’ English pronunciation and the factors influence their English phonetic acquisition, and then work out some teaching solutions accordingly.%本文以语音测试的形式,结合教学观察,了解了大学非英语专业学生英语语音习得的现状,提出相应的教学策略。

  18. 48 CFR 434.004 - Acquisition strategy.

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    2010-10-01

    ... information technology systems are included in the USDA Information Technology Capital Planning and Investment... manager will develop, in coordination with the Acquisition Executive or Major Information Technology... approval of the Acquisition Executive or Major Information Technology Systems Executive, a project...

  19. Vaccination of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with a recombinant chlamydial major outer membrane protein adjuvanted with poly I:C, a host defense peptide and polyphosphazine, elicits strong and long lasting cellular and humoral immune responses.

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    Khan, Shahneaz Ali; Waugh, Courtney; Rawlinson, Galit; Brumm, Jacqui; Nilsson, Karen; Gerdts, Volker; Potter, Andrew; Polkinghorne, Adam; Beagley, Kenneth; Timms, Peter

    2014-10-07

    Chlamydial infections are wide spread in koalas across their range and a solution to this debilitating disease has been sought for over a decade. Antibiotics are the currently accepted therapeutic measure, but are not an effective treatment due to the asymptomatic nature of some infections and a low efficacy rate. Thus, a vaccine would be an ideal way to address this infectious disease threat in the wild. Previous vaccine trials have used a three-dose regimen; however this is very difficult to apply in the field as it would require multiple capture events, which are stressful and invasive processes for the koala. In addition, it requires skilled koala handlers and a significant monetary investment. To overcome these challenges, in this study we utilized a polyphosphazine based poly I:C and a host defense peptide adjuvant combined with recombinant chlamydial major outer membrane protein (rMOMP) antigen to induce long lasting (54 weeks) cellular and humoral immunity in female koalas with a novel single immunizing dose. Immunized koalas produced a strong IgG response in plasma, as well as at mucosal sites. Moreover, they showed high levels of C. pecorum specific neutralizing antibodies in the plasma as well as vaginal and conjunctival secretions. Lastly, Chlamydia-specific lymphocyte proliferation responses were produced against both whole chlamydial elementary bodies and rMOMP protein, over the 12-month period. The results of this study suggest that a single dose rMOMP vaccine incorporating a poly I:C, host defense peptide and polyphosphazine adjuvant is able to stimulate both arms of the immune system in koalas, thereby providing an alternative to antibiotic treatment and/or a three-dose vaccine regime. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. 76 FR 31424 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-52; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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    2011-05-31

    ... GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Chapter 1 Federal... of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space..., operation and maintenance, management, and deconstruction practices in applicable acquisitions....

  1. 75 FR 13763 - General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; GSA Form 1217...

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    2010-03-23

    ... ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; GSA Form 1217, Lessor's Annual Cost Statement AGENCY: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics...

  2. 中国矿业企业海外并购面临的主要风险及应对策略%Major risks confronting overseas mergers and acquisitions of Chinese mining enterprises and its coping strategy

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    童军虎; 孙晓

    2013-01-01

    Considering resources ,economy and national security ,Chinese enterprises “go out” strategy is necessa-ry.Data show that the overseas mergers and acquisitions pace of Chinese enterprise accelerates ,but only a small part of it prevails.Based on case study and practice of overseas mergers and acquisition of Chinese enterprises in recent years,the paper summarized major risks ,decisive factors and recommendations of the activity ,expecting exchanges be-tween colleagues with the same interest .%从资源、经济和国家安全等角度考虑,中国矿业企业“走出去”进行海外并购确实是大势所趋。数据显示,近几年中国矿业企业海外并购的步伐加快,但总的来看成功的案例不多。通过对近几年中国矿业企业海外并购的案例分析和亲身实践,全面梳理总结了海外并购的主要风险、决定因素和应对策略,旨在与同领域有志之士共同学习、交流和研讨。

  3. 77 FR 39125 - Defense Acquisition Regulations System; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Only...

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    2012-06-29

    ... in which the price is determined fair and reasonable based on certified cost or pricing data from... obtaining certified cost or pricing data are met. 2. DFARS 215.371-2. A section has been added to address... DFARS 215.371(c)(2). The contracting officer is not required to obtain further cost or pricing data if...

  4. 75 FR 32635 - Defense Acquisition Regulations System; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement...

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    2010-06-08

    ... Regulation Supplement; Balance of Payments Program Exemption for Commercial Information Technology... implement in the clauses at 252.225-7044, Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material, and 252.225-7045, Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material under Trade Agreements, the exemption from...

  5. Defense Science Board Task Force on Military Satellite Communication and Tactical Networking. Executive Summary

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    2017-03-01

    product of the Defense Science Board (DSB). The DSB is a Federal Advisory Committee established to provide independent advice to the Secretary of Defense...December 2014, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) signed the “Terms of Reference – Defense Science ...Board Task Force on Military Satellite Communication and Tactical Networking.” As a result, the Chairman of the Defense Science Board established a

  6. Antioxidative defense

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    Stevanović Jelka

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Free radicals occur constantly during metabolism and take part in numerous physiological processes, such as: intra-cellular and inter-cellular signalization, gene expression, removal of damaged or senescent cells, and control of the tone of blood vessels. However, there is an increased quantity of free radicals in situations of so-called oxidative stress, when they cause serious damage to cellular membranes (peroxidation of their lipids, damage of membrane proteins, and similar, to interior cellular protein molecules, as well as DNA molecules and carbohydrates. This is precisely why the organism has developed numerous mechanisms for removing free radicals and/or preventing their production. Some of these are enzyme-related and include superoxide-dismutase, catalase, glutathione-peroxidase, and others. Other, non-enzyme mechanisms, imply antioxidative activities of vitamins E and C, provitamin A, coenzyme Q, reduced glutation, and others. Since free radicals can leave the cell that has produced them and become dispersed throughout the body, in addition to antioxidative defense that functions within cellular structures, antioxidant extra-cellular defense has also been developed. This is comprised by: transferrin, lactoferrin, haptoglobin, hemopexin, ceruloplasmin, albumins, extra-cellular isoform SOD, extracellular glutathione-peroxidase, glucose, bilirubin, urates, and many other molecules.

  7. A major upgrade of the sediment echosounder ATLAS PARASOUND and the digital acquisition software ParaDigMA for high-resolution sea floor studies

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    Gerriets, A.; von Lom-Keil, H.; Spiess, V.; Zwanzig, C.; Bruns, R.

    2003-04-01

    The combination of the ATLAS PARASOUND sediment echosounder, designed by ATLAS Hydrographic, and the digital recording software package ParaDigMA (commercially available as ATLAS PARASTORE-3) for online digitisation, preprocessing and visualisation of recorded seismograms has proven to be a reliable system for high-resolution acoustic sea floor studies. During 10 years of successful operation aboard several research vessels, including R/V Meteor, R/V Sonne and R/V Polarstern, the system has been only slightly modified. Based on this experience, today's PARASOUND/ParaDigMA system has accomplished the step from DOS towards Windows platform and network capability. In cooperation of ATLAS Hydrographic and the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bremen a major upgrade of the PARASOUND/ParaDigMA system has been developed that adds significant functionality for surveys of sediment structures and sea floor morphology. The innovations primarily concern the control section of the ATLAS PARASOUND echosounder and the ParaDigMA user front end. The previous analogue PARASOUND control terminal has been replaced by a small real time control PC responsible for the control of the echosounder as well as for the continuous digitisation of the data. The control PC communicates via standard network protocols metadata and data with client applications that can display and store the acquired data on different computers on the network. The new network capabilities of the system overcome former limitations and admit a high flexibility with respect to numbers and locations of operator and recording/display PCs. The system now offers a simultaneous parallel registration of the 2.5-5.5kHz parametric signal and the 18kHz NBS signal. This feature in combination with the recording of complete soundings including the entire water column provides the basis for evolving scientific research topics e. g. gas venting. The ParaDigMA recording software now operates on Windows platforms which

  8. 75 FR 76446 - Waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom

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    2010-12-08

    ... United Kingdom AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ] ACTION: Notice of waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom. SUMMARY: The....C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). 10 U.S.C. 2534 limits...

  9. Deming's Management Philosophy and the defense industrial base.

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    Graff, David Jacques

    1991-01-01

    Approved for public release: distribution is unlimited The purpose of this thesis is to analyze why firms are leaving the defense industrial base and to determine if Dr. Edwards Deming's Management Philosophy can offer a more constructive way of doing business in the Defense Acquisition System. A comparative analysis was conducted between industry's reasons for wanting to leave the defense sector and Deming's Management Philosophy. This analysis determined if adoption of Deming's Managemen...

  10. Defense Exportability Features Initiative: A New Paradigm for International Cooperation

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    2015-02-01

    exportability process. Consequently DEF should en- hance these traditional benefits in two important ways: • By providing advanced capability to allies and...Defense AT&L: January–February 2015 24 Defense Exportability Features Initiative A New Paradigm for International Cooperation Frank D. Kenlon n...Jay Mandelbaum Kenlon is a professor of international acquisition management (intermittent) in the Defense Systems Management College’s International

  11. An Annotated Bibliography on Second Language Acquisition

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    1994-06-01

    This report summarizes representative literature in second language acquisition and learning. Writings by the major theorists and researchers were...Summaries of the articles are provided. Second language acquisition , Retention, Foreign language, Language. Interlanguage,

  12. 75 FR 64710 - Availability of the Fiscal Year 2009 Department of Defense Services Contracts Inventory

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    2010-10-20

    ... of the Secretary Availability of the Fiscal Year 2009 Department of Defense Services Contracts... Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA 08) section 807, the Office of the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of Program Acquisition and Strategic Sourcing (DPAP/PASS) will make available to the...

  13. 48 CFR 53.303-DD-441 - Department of Defense DD Form 441, Security Agreement.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Department of Defense DD Form 441, Security Agreement. 53.303-DD-441 Section 53.303-DD-441 Federal Acquisition Regulations...-DD-441 Department of Defense DD Form 441, Security Agreement. EC01MY91.163 EC01MY91.164...

  14. Direct Licensing in Major Weapon Systems Acquisition.

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    1980-09-01

    tions. Teledyne, CAE ( TCAE ), the only source that the Government and the developer could agree upon, was selected in September 1978 to be the licensee...Williams, under the licensing program, was required to assist TCAE in establishing its manufacturing and test facilities on a step-by-step basis...and for licensee progress, but no significant leverage was afforded the Government if they failed to meet the milestones or if TCAE was not qualified

  15. Merger and acquisition medicine.

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    Powell, G S

    1997-01-01

    This discussion of the ramifications of corporate mergers and acquisitions for employees recognizes that employee adaptation to the change can be a long and complex process. The author describes a role the occupational physician can take in helping to minimize the potential adverse health impact of major organizational change.

  16. Reforming Acquisition: This Time Must Be Different

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    2015-04-30

    official policy position of the Navy , the Department of Defense, or the federal government. Report Documentation Page Form ApprovedOMB No. 0704-0188 Public...Policy and Private Enterprise and the Sloan Biotechnology Industry Center. As the third- ranking civilian at the Pentagon from 1997 to 2001, Professor...to 2011 was 44%, 30%, and 31% for the Army, Navy and Air Force, respectively (Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology

  17. Issues with Access to Acquisition Data and Information in the Department of Defense: A Closer Look at the Origins and Implementation of Controlled Unclassified Information Labels and Security Policy

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    2016-12-01

    management of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) portfolio of weapon systems. Management and sharing of these data are subject to the interaction...and contractor performance, and program decision memoranda. These data are critical to the management and oversight of the $1.6 trillion portfolio of...challenges, or other feedback relating to the use of the label in practice. 3 Riposo et al., 2015. 20 Issues with Access to Acquisition Data and

  18. 75 FR 20578 - Availability of the Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Threat Reduction Agency Services Contracts Inventory

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    2010-04-20

    ... of the Secretary Availability of the Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Threat Reduction Agency Services... Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA 08) section 807, the Director of DTRA and the Office of the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of Strategic Sourcing (DPAP/SS...

  19. Defense Science Board Task Force Report on Next-Generation Unmanned Undersea Systems

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    2016-10-01

    STUDY ON Next-Generation Unmanned Undersea Systems October 2016 Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics ...MEMORANDUM FOR THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION, TECHNOLOGY & LOGISTICS SUBJECT: Final Report of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on...numbers of low- cost assets. As the report explains, in the undersea domain, quantity has a quality all its own. Furthermore, this report recommends

  20. Knowledge Transfers following Acquisition

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    Gammelgaard, Jens

    2001-01-01

    Prior relations between the acquiring firm and the target company pave the way for knowledge transfers subsequent to the acquisitions. One major reason is that through the market-based relations the two actors build up mutual trust and simultaneously they learn how to communicate. An empirical...... study of 54 Danish acquisitions taking place abroad from 1994 to 1998 demonstrated that when there was a high level of trust between the acquiring firm and the target firm before the take-over, then medium and strong tie-binding knowledge transfer mechanisms, such as project groups and job rotation...

  1. Target acquisition probability at hand-off from midcourse to terminal guidance of a BVR air defense missile%超视距防空导弹中末制导交接班时的目标捕获概率研究

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    刘少波; 赵良玉

    2016-01-01

    中末制导交接班时的目标捕获概率是超视距防空导弹作战过程中的一个重要指标。为了快速计算中末制导交接班时的目标捕获概率,通过将导弹和目标的三维空间散布转换为视线坐标系下弹目相对位置向量的均值和方差,建立了一种红外导引头中末制导交接班时的目标捕获概率解析计算模型,并利用蒙特卡洛方法验证了其有效性。以此模型为基础,采用正交试验方法完成了目标捕获概率的灵敏度分析,极差和方差分析结果均表明,导引头视场角对目标捕获概率的影响最显著,弹目相对位置向量在视线坐标系OyL 轴和OzL 轴上投影的方差次之。%The target acquisition probability is an important parameter at hand⁃off from midcourse to terminal guidance of a be⁃yond visual range ( BVR) air defense missile. In order to calculate the target acquisition probability with low computational cost, the distributions of the missile and the target in three⁃dimensional space were transformed to the mean and variance of relative range vector in line⁃of⁃sight coordinate firstly, and then an analytical model was established to calculate the target acquisition probability of a kind of missile with an infrared seeker. After the analytical model was verified by the Monte Carlo method, it was employed to investigate the sensitivity of the target acquisition probability by means of orthogonal experiments. The results of range analysis and variance analysis both prove that the influence of seeker field angle on the target acquisition probability is dominated, and influences of variances of projections of relative range vector along OyL and OzL direction in line⁃of⁃sight coordinate are the second.

  2. 师范类大学英语专业开设第二语言习得课程的思考%On Offering Second Language Acquisition Course to English Majors from Normal Universities

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    黄冰; 卓莉; 李红宇

    2012-01-01

    从师范类课程设置及外语教师专业发展的角度来看,为师范大学英语专业(尤其是教育方向)本科生开设第二语言习得课程是十分必要的。教学内容可侧重"学习风格、学习策略、错误分析"等内容;教学方式可为案例分析、设计调研作业、组织课堂讨论等;课程评价可综合考虑学生的课堂表现、调研作业及期末论文完成情况。%In terms of course design for normal education and EFL teacher development,it is necessary to offer English majors from normal universities(esp.those education-oriented)the course on second language acquisition.Contents of the course could be points greatly concerned with students,such as learning styles,learning strategies,error analysis,etc.Teaching methods might include case analysis,project work,group discussion,etc.General evaluations of students should take into considerations their in-class,after-class as well as final-term performance in group discussion,project work and term-paper writing.

  3. 77 FR 8843 - Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share

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    2012-02-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a... Prison Industries' share of the DoD market is greater than five percent. DATES: Effective Date:...

  4. Space Acquisitions: Space Based Infrared System Could Benefit from Technology Insertion Planning

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    2015-04-01

    Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Constellation with Defense Support Program (DSP) Augmentation (Nominal) 5 Figure 3: Key Space Based Infrared...5 GAO-15-366 Space Acquisitions Figure 2: Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Constellation with Defense Support Program (DSP) Augmentation...SPACE ACQUISITIONS Space Based Infrared System Could Benefit from Technology Insertion Planning Report to the

  5. Mergers + acquisitions.

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    Hoppszallern, Suzanna

    2002-05-01

    The hospital sector in 2001 led the health care field in mergers and acquisitions. Most deals involved a network augmenting its presence within a specific region or in a market adjacent to its primary service area. Analysts expect M&A activity to increase in 2002.

  6. Shaping the Navy’s Acquisition Workforce

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    2012-06-01

    entitled DoD Acquisition Workforce Reduction Trends and Impacts, is a good barometer of the scope of the cuts. The DoD IG report found that using the...to achieve savings.  Investing in long-term scientific and technological innovation to ensure that the nation has access to the best defense

  7. The US-Japan Alliance: Sharing the Burden of Defense

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    1983-01-01

    expenditures to GNP. Japan Is also far down the list in defense spending per capita, behind nations such as Sweden, Australia, and Canada. Table 1.2 compares...TABLES Figures 1.1 Trends in Japanese Defense Spending ................. 14 Tables 1.1 Defense Expenditures of Major Countries ............... 12 1.2...Percentage Breakdown of Japanese Defense Expenditures by Category, FY 1977-1981 ............ 40 3.3 Disposition of US Forces in Japan

  8. Manage Toward Success - Utilization of Analytics in Acquisition Decision Making

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    2015-04-01

    this research to build the inference network for evidential reasoning. Its basis is the Bayesian approach of probability and statistics , which...views inference as belief dynamics and uses probability to quantify rational degrees of belief. Bayesian networks are direct acyclic graphs that contain...known as the DBS Acquisition Probability of Success (DAPS) model. Keywords: defense business system, acquisition, analytics, evidential reasoning

  9. Mergers & Acquisitions

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    Fomcenco, Alex

    and functioning of provisions of European federal corporate law and internationally accepted principles of the law of obligations. This book, however, is not about clarification of the reasons that urge for M&A operations, nor is it about judging the outcome of the transactions. It is about synthesizing......MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS: Counseling and Choice of Method describes and analyzes the current state of law in Europe in regard to some relevant selected elements related to mergers and acquisitions, and the adviser’s counsel in this regard. The focus is aimed and maintained at application......, on the one hand, the methods of M&A and, on the other hand, several selected key elements. Any participating party - as well as their respective advisers - must be aware of these elements prior, throughout, and after the transaction: consideration, succession, taxes and fiscal neutrality, group...

  10. 75 FR 55577 - Office of the Secretary: Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on the Survivability of DoD...

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    2010-09-13

    ... Agency, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics); DoD ACTION... will an intelligence briefing on threat issues. Meeting Accessibility Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as... to the public. The Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), in consultation...

  11. 48 CFR 212.570 - Applicability of certain laws to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercially...

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    2010-10-01

    ... laws to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items..., DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION PLANNING ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS Applicability of Certain Laws to the Acquisition of Commercial Items 212.570 Applicability of certain laws to contracts...

  12. Development of a Naval Supply Systems Command Acquisition Supplement - A Business Practice Improvement

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    2015-09-01

    by delegation from the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology , and Logistics) (USD (AT&L)) is...ACQUISITIONS IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN Aug-09 N Obsolete 09-26 PASSIVE RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION ( RFID ) DFARS COMPLIANCE REPORTING...INFORMATION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS OR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION Sep-13 Y Incorporate policy into Acquisition Supplement 13-006

  13. Recognizing plant defense priming

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    Martinez-Medina, A.; Flors, V.; Heil, M.; Mauch-Mani, B.; Pieterse, C.M.J.; Pozo, M.J.; Ton, J.; Van Dam, N.M.; Conrath, U.

    2016-01-01

    Defense priming conditions diverse plant species for the superinduction of defense, often resulting in enhanced pest and disease resistance and abiotic stress tolerance. Here, we propose a guideline that might assist the plant research community in a consistent assessment of defense priming in plant

  14. 75 FR 57690 - Acquisition Regulation: Sustainable Acquisition

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    2010-09-22

    ... Parts 907, 923, 936, 952, and 970 RIN 1991-AB95 Acquisition Regulation: Sustainable Acquisition AGENCY... (DOE) is amending the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) to implement Executive Order... to leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies and energy...

  15. 77 FR 6549 - Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share

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    2012-02-08

    ... Defense Acquisition Regulations System Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a... notification to set forth an up-to-date list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries...'s competition requirements for acquisition of products from Federal Prison Industries (FPI)....

  16. Survey of Small Business Barriers to Department of Defense Contracts

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    2010). The demise of the federal government Small Business Program. Defense Acquisition Research Journal , 17(1), 77–92. Blakey, M. (Ed.). (2011...investigate challenges currently affecting the defense industry base. Factors Affecting Small Business Participation in DoD Contracts We conducted a...accounting standards, export control regulations ( International Traffic in Arms), and a past performance rating on previous government contracts (HASC

  17. Defense Innovation and Industrialization in South Korea

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    2010-01-01

    South Korea’s defense industrial transformation has been impressive by any standard. It was able to satisfy most of its basic weapons needs within a decade after launching its defense industry. Since the late 1990s, South Korea has been elevated from a third-tier arms producer to the second tier by moving from the stage of imitation and assembly to that of creative imitation and indigenization. It now competes with major arms-supplying countries. In addition, the South Korean defense...

  18. Soviet debate on missile defense

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    1987-04-01

    Although the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) is meant to cope with the danger of a Soviet nuclear attack, the recent US debate over SDI has paid surprisingly little attention to Soviet views of ballistic missile defense. Despite the existence of a substantial body of pertinent scholarship, the debate has failed to take adequate account of major changes in Soviet ballistic missile defense policy since the mid-1960s. It has also neglected the links between current Soviet military policy and broader Soviet political and economic choices. The Soviets regard SDI not as a novel undertaking to reduce the risks of nuclear war but as an extension of the geopolitical competition between the superpowers. This competition has been dominated in the 1980s, in the Soviet view, by sharply increased US assertiveness and the decline of detente. Viewing SDI as a manifestation of these general trends, Soviet decision makers find the prospect of an unregulated race in ballistic missile defenses and military space technologies deeply unsettling. The deterioration of superpower relations has raised serious doubts in Moscow about the wisdom of Soviet external policy during the 1970s and has provoked sharp internal differences over policy toward the US. Already highly suspicious of the Reagan administration, the elite is united by a general conviction that SDI is an American gambit that may ultimately undercut past Soviet strategic gains and pose a grave new threat to Soviet security. 14 references.

  19. Thirteenth Annual Acquisition Research Symposium. Acquisition Research: Creating Synergy for Informed Change. Volume 2

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    196  Acquisition Program Teamwork and Performance Seen Anew: Exposing the Interplay of Architecture and Behaviors in...business models. Moreover, a modern workplace environment and suite of collaboration tools would help programs to recruit and retain top talent...Program Teamwork and Performance Seen Anew: Exposing the Interplay of Architecture and Behaviors in Complex Defense Programs Eric Rebentisch, Research

  20. 78 FR 37698 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-67; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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    ... the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 (Pub. L. 110-181), as amended... amends the FAR to address concerns raised in an opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of... Congress for Fiscal Year 2007 through Fiscal Year 2011 on acquisitions of end products manufactured...

  1. Mergers & Acquisitions

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    This dissertation is a legal dogmatic thesis, the goal of which is to describe and analyze the current state of law in Europe in regard to some relevant selected elements related to mergers and acquisitions, and the adviser’s counsel in this regard. Having regard to the topic of the dissertation...... the focus is aimed and maintained at application and functioning of provisions of European federal corporate law and internationally accepted principles of the law of obligations. This study, however, is not about clarification of the reasons that urge for M&A operations, nor is it about judging the results...... of the transactions. This study is about synthesizing, on the one hand, the methods of M&A, and, on the other hand, several selected key elements, which any participating party, as well as their respective advisers, must be aware of, prior, throughout, and after the transaction: consideration, succession, taxes...

  2. O&M Cost Modeling for the Department of Defense

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    2015-01-01

    IDA Document D-5279 January 2015 O &M Cost Modeling for the Department of Defense Brian G. Gladstone, Project Leader Brandon R. Gould Karen L...Johnson Log: H 14-000973 INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES 4850 Mark Center Drive Alexandria, Virginia 22311-1882 I N S T I T U T E F O R D E F E N S E A N...Analyses (IDA) under contract DASW01-04-C-0003, Task AO-7-3688, “ O &M Cost Modeling for the Department of Defense,” for the Director, Acquisition

  3. 海洋细菌TC-1对香蕉防御酶活性的影响%Effect of Antagonistic Marine-born Strain TC-1 on Five Major Defensive Enzymes in Banana

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    齐希猛; 易润华; 曾涛; 陈德贤; 蔡桂奇; 陈颖

    2012-01-01

    为研究海洋生防细菌TC-1对盆栽香蕉防治香蕉枯萎病的诱导抗病机理,通过盆栽试验,不对香蕉苗浇灌TC-1也不接种香蕉枯萎病菌、仅浇灌TC-1、仅接种病原菌和既浇灌TC-1又接种病原菌等4种处理后,测定并比较不同处理的香蕉苗体内5种防御酶活性的差异,探讨生防菌的诱导抗病作用.在未接种香蕉枯萎病菌时,海洋细菌TC-1处理的香蕉苗与未处理的5种防御酶活性没有显著差异(P>0.05).在接种香蕉枯萎病菌时,用TC-1处理与未处理的对照相比,香蕉苗防御酶活性有显著提高:浇灌TC-1菌液6天后,过氧化物酶和多酚氧化酶活性分别提高了248%和12%;9天后,苯丙氨酸解氨酶和超氧化物歧化酶活性分别提高了16%和10%; 12天后,过氧化氢酶活性提高了363%.结果表明菌株TC-1可诱导提高香蕉植株CAT、POD、PPO、PAL、SOD 5种防御酶活性抵抗香蕉枯萎病菌的侵染.%In order to research the inducible resistance mechanism of marine biocontrol bacteria TC-1 against the banana vasicular wilt in the potted trial. The inducible resistance function of TC-1 was explored by comparing the differences of five defense enzymes activities of banana seedling, which were treated via four methods. No treatment was given in normal control group, inducing with fermentation broth of TC-1, inoculating with spore suspension of Fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. Cubense race 4 (FOC4), inducing after inoculating with spore suspension of FOC4. The results showed that there were no significant differences on the five kinds of defense enzymes activities in unvaccinated bananas between banana seedlings treated with marine bacteria TC-1 and seedlings with untreated (P>0.05). The five kinds of defense enzymes activities were significantly induced in the banana seedlings inoculated FOC4 after treated with TC-1. The activities of POD and PPO in leaf were respectively increased 248% and 12% at 6 day after treatment (DAT

  4. Defenses and morality: Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud, and contemporary psychoanalysis.

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    Gabrinetti, Paul A; Özler, Sule

    2014-10-01

    In this paper we follow the development and transmission of moral learning from Adam Smith's impartial spectator to Sigmund Freud's superego and then to contemporary psychoanalysis. We argue that defenses are an integral component in the acquisition of any moral system. Elaborating on this argument, we assert that there is a progression from defensive systems that are "closed" to defensive systems that are "open," as defined in a recent work by Novick and Novick. The former system is "static, avoids reality, and is characterized by power dynamics, sadomasochism, and omnipotent defense." The latter, on the other hand, is a system that allows for "joy, creativity, spontaneity, love and it is attuned to reality." Furthermore, while Smith and Freud's systems are more one-person systems of defense, contemporary psychoanalysis has moved to more of a two-person system.

  5. Moving Target Defense

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    Jajodia, Sushil; Swarup, Vipin; Wang, Cliff; Wang, X Sean

    2011-01-01

    Moving Target Defense: Creating Asymmetric Uncertainty for Cyber Threats was developed by a group of leading researchers. It describes the fundamental challenges facing the research community and identifies new promising solution paths. Moving Target Defense which is motivated by the asymmetric costs borne by cyber defenders takes an advantage afforded to attackers and reverses it to advantage defenders. Moving Target Defense is enabled by technical trends in recent years, including virtualization and workload migration on commodity systems, widespread and redundant network connectivity, instr

  6. Dynamic defense workshop :

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    Crosby, Sean Michael; Doak, Justin E.; Haas, Jason Juedes.; Helinski, Ryan; Lamb, Christopher C.

    2013-02-01

    On September 5th and 6th, 2012, the Dynamic Defense Workshop: From Research to Practice brought together researchers from academia, industry, and Sandia with the goals of increasing collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories and external organizations, de ning and un- derstanding dynamic, or moving target, defense concepts and directions, and gaining a greater understanding of the state of the art for dynamic defense. Through the workshop, we broadened and re ned our de nition and understanding, identi ed new approaches to inherent challenges, and de ned principles of dynamic defense. Half of the workshop was devoted to presentations of current state-of-the-art work. Presentation topics included areas such as the failure of current defenses, threats, techniques, goals of dynamic defense, theory, foundations of dynamic defense, future directions and open research questions related to dynamic defense. The remainder of the workshop was discussion, which was broken down into sessions on de ning challenges, applications to host or mobile environments, applications to enterprise network environments, exploring research and operational taxonomies, and determining how to apply scienti c rigor to and investigating the eld of dynamic defense.

  7. Defense Facility Condition: Revised Guidance Needed to Improve Oversight of Assessments and Ratings

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    2016-06-01

    showed us a classroom inside of a hangar where mold had been found on picture frames, wall shelves, and desk items (see figure 5). Figure 5: Desk...Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology , and Logistics Memorandum, Standardizing Facility Condition Assessments (Sept. 10, 2013). 7The...Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology , and Logistics Memorandum, Facility Sustainment and Recapitalization Policy (Apr. 29, 2014

  8. FY2017 Defense Spending Under an Interim Continuing Resolution (CR): In Brief

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    2016-11-07

    anomalies could affect both the amount and purposes of defense spending in the CR. For instance, specific language could be included to allow...DOD may also encounter significant color of money issues. Many defense acquisition programs may face problems if they were going through a...transitional period in the acquisition process amid a CR. For example, a program ramping down development activities and transitioning into production

  9. Defense AR Journal. Issue 56, Volume 17, Number 4. Measuring Programs and Progress

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    2010-10-01

    DEFENSE ACQUISITION REVIEW JOURNAL October 2010 Vol. 17 No. 4 | ISSUE 56 508 THE P-51 MUSTANG: A CASE STUDY IN DEFENSE ACQUISITION Alan Haggerty and Roy...time and money by exploring new test and analyses methods to assess aeromedical equipment for safety certification. The final article by Alan ...Fasanella, Tabiei, Brinkley , and Shemwell (2008) studied a crash test dummy model for NASA’s Orion crew module landings using FEA. Viisoreanu, Rutman, and

  10. Patriot/Medium Extended Air Defense System Combined Aggregate Program (Patriot/MEADS CAP)

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    2013-12-01

    FUE - First Unit Equipped IOT &E - Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Missile Milestones SAR Baseline Dev Est Current APB Development...Acquisition Management Information Retrieval Dev Est - Development Estimate DoD - Department of Defense DSN - Defense Switched Network Econ...Milestone c FUE IOT &E Start Complete Full Rate Production Deci... AcQuisition Increment 2 Milestone C Lightweight Launcher FUE IOT &E Start

  11. Complexity in language acquisition.

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    Clark, Alexander; Lappin, Shalom

    2013-01-01

    Learning theory has frequently been applied to language acquisition, but discussion has largely focused on information theoretic problems-in particular on the absence of direct negative evidence. Such arguments typically neglect the probabilistic nature of cognition and learning in general. We argue first that these arguments, and analyses based on them, suffer from a major flaw: they systematically conflate the hypothesis class and the learnable concept class. As a result, they do not allow one to draw significant conclusions about the learner. Second, we claim that the real problem for language learning is the computational complexity of constructing a hypothesis from input data. Studying this problem allows for a more direct approach to the object of study--the language acquisition device-rather than the learnable class of languages, which is epiphenomenal and possibly hard to characterize. The learnability results informed by complexity studies are much more insightful. They strongly suggest that target grammars need to be objective, in the sense that the primitive elements of these grammars are based on objectively definable properties of the language itself. These considerations support the view that language acquisition proceeds primarily through data-driven learning of some form.

  12. 2017 NAIP Acquisition Map

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    Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture — Planned States for 2017 NAIP acquisition and acquisition status layer (updated daily). Updates to the acquisition seasons may be made during the season to...

  13. 2016 NAIP Acquisition Map

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    Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture — Planned States for 2016 NAIP acquisition and acquisition status layer (updated daily). Updates to the acquisition seasons may be made during the season to...

  14. Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2016

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    2016-08-15

    Specialist Moshe Schwartz Specialist in Defense Acquisition Lawrence Kapp Specialist in Military Manpower Policy August 15, 2016 Congressional Research...Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress, by Moshe Schwartz . The Role of Contractors in Military Operations Throughout its history, DOD has...Background and Analysis, by Moshe Schwartz and Joyprada Swain. 4 See Department of Defense

  15. Defense AT&L. Volume 43, Number 6, November-December 2014

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    2014-12-01

    Editorial Staff Managing Editor/Senior Editor, DAU Press Benjamin Tyree Online Content Editor Collie J. Johnson Production Manager Frances Battle Art...Randy Weekes; the manag- ing editor of Defense AT&L is Benjamin Tyree ; and the publisher is the Defense Acquisition University Press. All are colocated

  16. 76 FR 4322 - Availability of the Fiscal Year 2009 Missile Defense Agency Services Contracts Inventory Pursuant...

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    ... of the Secretary Availability of the Fiscal Year 2009 Missile Defense Agency Services Contracts... United States Code as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA 08... Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of Strategic Sourcing (DPAP/SS) will make available to the public...

  17. Unfolding Green Defense

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    Larsen, Kristian Knus

    2015-01-01

    consumption in military operations, defense expenditure, energy security, and global climate change. The report then proceeds to introduce the NATO Green Defence Framework before exploring specific current uses of green technologies and green strategies for defense. The report concludes that a number...

  18. Avian host defense peptides

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    Cuperus, Tryntsje; Coorens, M.; van Dijk, A.; Haagsman, H.P.

    2013-01-01

    Host defense peptides (HDPs) are important effector molecules of the innate immune system of vertebrates. These antimicrobial peptides are also present in invertebrates, plants and fungi. HDPs display broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities and fulfill an important role in the first line of defense

  19. Defense Mechanisms: A Bibliography.

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    Pedrini, D. T.; Pedrini, Bonnie C.

    This bibliography includes studies of defense mechanisms, in general, and studies of multiple mechanisms. Defense mechanisms, briefly and simply defined, are the unconscious ego defendants against unpleasure, threat, or anxiety. Sigmund Freud deserves the clinical credit for studying many mechanisms and introducing them in professional literature.…

  20. Secretary of Defense Report to Congress. Actions to Accelerate the Movement to the New Workforce Vision

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    2016-06-07

    President of the Senate Washington DC 20510 Dear Mr. President: Section 912(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 directs the...Technology), as discussed with your staff, established a Defense Science Board Sub-Task Force on the Acquisition Workforce to conduct an independent...letter. I have reviewed the Defense Science Board (DSB) report, have fully considered the DSB’s conclusions and recommendations, and have incorporated the

  1. Defense Industry Clusters in Turkey

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available All countries strive for a capable national defense supported by a strong national defense industry. Supporting national defense with imported defense systems has many limitations and risks because the terms of arms trade agreements between countries may easily be influenced by the political climate of the signatories. As a result, establishing an independent national defense requires a strong national defense industry. Furthermore, exporting defense systems may be an important source of national income. National defense industries mostly consist of large-scale defense firms that have the resources required for big defense contracts. However, small to medium enterprises (SMEs do not have the necessary resources, therefore they are at a disadvantage. To overcome this handicap and be part of the business, defense industry clusters mostly consisting of SMEs are being established. Provided that there is good national planning and support in this area, defense clusters consisting of SMEs may play a significant role in industry. SMEs have a chance to offer specialized services, special or customized products when needed. As a result, large defense firms subcontract certain portions of defense projects to SMEs. Since 2010, Turkey has shown signs of continuous improvement in defense industry clustering. In parallel with these developments, this study discusses the importance of clustering in the defense industry, briefly presents the state of the Turkish defense industry as highlighted by national statistics, and presents the current status of defense clusters in Turkey. The novelty of this article consists in its assessment of Turkish defense clusters.

  2. Defense Agencies Initiative Increment 2 (DAI Inc 2)

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    2016-03-01

    Information Assurance IATO - Interim Authority to Operate ICD - Initial Capability Document IEA - Information Enterprise Architecture IOC - Initial...President’s Budget RDT&E - Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation SAE - Service Acquisition Executive TBD - To Be Determined TY - Then... auditable accurate, timely, authoritative financial data to support the Department of Defense (DoD) goal of standardizing financial management practices

  3. Defense AR Journal. Volume 16, Number 2, July 2008

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    Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, 2004). 7. The action research concept was developed by social psychologist Kurt ... Lewin and his colleagues in the late 1940s. His concepts spawned many to investigate phenomenological aspects of learning, to include heavily

  4. Budgeting and Acquisition Business Process Reform

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    2007-11-07

    Nichols Act reforms (1986) were intended to rectify this situation. Then, with the drawdown after the fall of the Soviet Union, budget offices were...significant constraint as a variable in analyses of the effectiveness and suitability of systems. CAIV is intended to reduce acquisition costs. After ...budget be separated from the overall defense budget. This separation would help prevent the kind of financial whiplash that causes cost overruns

  5. How Cisco Systems Used Enterprise Architecture Capability to Sustain Acquisition-Based Growth

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    Toppenberg, Gustav; Shanks, Graeme; Henningsson, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    Value-creating acquisitions are a major challenge for many firms. The case of Cisco Systems shows that an advanced enterprise architecture (EA) capability can contribute to the four phases of the acquisition process: pre-acquisition preparation, acquisition selection, acquisition integration and ...... and post-integration management. Cisco’s EA capability improves its ability to rapidly capture value from acquisitions and to sustain its acquisition-based growth strategy over time....

  6. Ethics and Acquisition Professionalism: It is All About Trust

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    2014-10-01

    Defense AT&L: September–October 2014 2 From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Ethics and...in our credibility matters when we interact with our supervisors, subordinates, customers (military operators), the media , Congress and industry...ness—with all of them. There are a lot of ethics -related topics I could write about. I’ve chosen this one partly because of its importance, but also

  7. The Acquisition of L2 Phonology

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    Wojtaszek, Adam; Arabski, Janusz

    2011-01-01

    The Acquisition of L2 Phonology is a wide-ranging new collection which focuses on various aspects of the acquisition of an L2 phonological system. The authors are researchers and practitioners from five different countries. The volume has been divided into three major sections. Phonetic Analysis presents five studies of language learners in both…

  8. Child Language Acquisition: Contrasting Theoretical Approaches

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    Ambridge, Ben; Lieven, Elena V. M.

    2011-01-01

    Is children's language acquisition based on innate linguistic structures or built from cognitive and communicative skills? This book summarises the major theoretical debates in all of the core domains of child language acquisition research (phonology, word-learning, inflectional morphology, syntax and binding) and includes a complete introduction…

  9. The Acquisition of L2 Phonology

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    Wojtaszek, Adam; Arabski, Janusz

    2011-01-01

    The Acquisition of L2 Phonology is a wide-ranging new collection which focuses on various aspects of the acquisition of an L2 phonological system. The authors are researchers and practitioners from five different countries. The volume has been divided into three major sections. Phonetic Analysis presents five studies of language learners in both…

  10. Child Language Acquisition: Contrasting Theoretical Approaches

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    Ambridge, Ben; Lieven, Elena V. M.

    2011-01-01

    Is children's language acquisition based on innate linguistic structures or built from cognitive and communicative skills? This book summarises the major theoretical debates in all of the core domains of child language acquisition research (phonology, word-learning, inflectional morphology, syntax and binding) and includes a complete introduction…

  11. Syntax acquisition.

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    Crain, Stephen; Thornton, Rosalind

    2012-03-01

    Every normal child acquires a language in just a few years. By 3- or 4-years-old, children have effectively become adults in their abilities to produce and understand endlessly many sentences in a variety of conversational contexts. There are two alternative accounts of the course of children's language development. These different perspectives can be traced back to the nature versus nurture debate about how knowledge is acquired in any cognitive domain. One perspective dates back to Plato's dialog 'The Meno'. In this dialog, the protagonist, Socrates, demonstrates to Meno, an aristocrat in Ancient Greece, that a young slave knows more about geometry than he could have learned from experience. By extension, Plato's Problem refers to any gap between experience and knowledge. How children fill in the gap in the case of language continues to be the subject of much controversy in cognitive science. Any model of language acquisition must address three factors, inter alia: 1. The knowledge children accrue; 2. The input children receive (often called the primary linguistic data); 3. The nonlinguistic capacities of children to form and test generalizations based on the input. According to the famous linguist Noam Chomsky, the main task of linguistics is to explain how children bridge the gap-Chomsky calls it a 'chasm'-between what they come to know about language, and what they could have learned from experience, even given optimistic assumptions about their cognitive abilities. Proponents of the alternative 'nurture' approach accuse nativists like Chomsky of overestimating the complexity of what children learn, underestimating the data children have to work with, and manifesting undue pessimism about children's abilities to extract information based on the input. The modern 'nurture' approach is often referred to as the usage-based account. We discuss the usage-based account first, and then the nativist account. After that, we report and discuss the findings of several

  12. Defense mechanisms in schizotypal, borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic personality disorders.

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    Perry, J Christopher; Presniak, Michelle D; Olson, Trevor R

    2013-01-01

    Numerous authors have theorized that defense mechanisms play a role in personality disorders. We reviewed theoretical writings and empirical studies about defenses in schizotypal, borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic personality disorders, developing hypotheses about these differential relationships. We then examined these hypotheses using dynamic interview data rated for defenses in a study of participants (n = 107) diagnosed with these four personality disorder types. Overall, the prevalence of immature defenses was substantial, and all four disorders fit within the broad borderline personality organization construct. Defenses predicted the most variance in borderline and the least variance in schizotypal personality disorder, suggesting that dynamic factors played the largest role in borderline and the least in schizotypal personality. Central to borderline personality were strong associations with major image-distorting defenses, primarily splitting of self and other's images, and the hysterical level defenses, dissociation and repression. Narcissistic and antisocial personality disorders shared minor image-distorting defenses, such as omnipotence or devaluation, while narcissistic also used splitting of self-images and antisocial used disavowal defenses like denial. Overall, differential relationships between specific defenses and personality disorder types were largely consistent with the literature, and consistent with the importance that the treatment literature ascribes to working with defenses.

  13. 78 FR 41331 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Publicizing Contract Actions; Contracting by Negotiation

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    2013-07-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 5 and 15 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Publicizing Contract Actions; Contracting by Negotiation CFR Correction...

  14. 77 FR 3636 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Brand-Name Specifications; Correction

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    2012-01-25

    ... Acquisition Regulation; Brand-Name Specifications; Correction AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General... Management and Budget memoranda on brand-name specifications, FAR Case 2005-037, Brand-Name...

  15. Defense Acquisition Review Journal. Volume 14, Number 3, Dec 2007

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    2007-12-01

    accounting for nearly half of the DoD’s total annual expenditures ( Apgar & Keane, 2004, p. 45). Equally significant has been the dramatic increase in service...statemnt/2004/April/Alexander.pdf Apgar , M. & J. Keane. (2004, September). New business with the new military. Harvard Business Review 82(9), 45–56...evaluated are identified and defined. Benefits Score : Each alternative is evaluated against each objective by narrative description and by

  16. 77 FR 76936 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments

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    2012-12-31

    ..., Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, is the DoD Office of Inspector General at the following...'' and adding ``datafax (571) 372-6094'' in its place. PART 203--IMPROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES AND PERSONAL.../ CPF'' and adding ``DPAP/CPIC'' in its place. PART 219--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS 219.202-1 0 8. Section...

  17. Strategic Planning and Management in Defense Systems Acquisition

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    2013-10-01

    usefulness reports, included scenario planning, Balanced Scorecard , use of process consultants, and use of industry experts/futurists. Respondents also...rated, but which fell somewhere in the middle on the usefulness reports, included scenario planning, Balanced Scorecard , use of process consultants, and...recommended were: • Program analysis/assessment • Needs assessment • Mission/strategy mapping • SWOT analyses • Root cause analyses • Balanced

  18. Defense Acquisitions and National Security in a Declining Budget Environment

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    2012-04-12

    upgrades and improvements. This open- architecture approach to weapons system development will provide a balance between equipping forces in the near term...Slal~. 31Id lh~ v~hid~ opn-al~d al high waler Sp<"M for 62 minUl~ and an .... gM 29lmor, in a low ""a slalf" • EJ compl~tM th~ fmt Sil~nt WJtch t~st

  19. Department of Defense Fuel Spending, Supply, Acquisition, and Policy

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    2009-09-22

    atmospheric distillation. A topping refinery produces naphtha but no gasoline. • Hydroskimming refineries are equipped with atmospheric distillation... naphtha reforming and necessary processes to treat for sulfur. More complex than a topping refinery, hydroskimmers run light sweet crude and...maximum (-40°C). It is supplied under ASTM D1655 (Jet A) specification. Jet B is a distillate covering the naphtha and kerosene fractions. It can be used

  20. Toward an Improved Method of HSI Evaluation in Defense Acquisition

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    2006-12-01

    tools and techniques as well as models, simulations and related databases” ( Greenley , 2000), DRD Canada developed an online repository of HSI...form strategic partnership. Program Manager, XXXI(6), 53. Greenley , M. P. (2000). Canadian department of national defence human systems integration

  1. An Analysis of the Defense Acquisition Strategy for Unmanned Systems

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    2014-03-01

    would show significant overlap as each new technological leap struggled in the early stages to overcome aerodynamic limitations on payload. Using a...overruns, resulting in an airship that could stay aloft only a fraction of the time it was originally estimated. All these issues combined with the

  2. Identifying Enterprise Leverage Points in Defense Acquisition Program Performance

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    2009-09-01

    Planning Guidance SPI Schedule Efficiency SPO System Program Office SPOC Special Access Required (SAR) Programs Oversight Committee SPRG...Air Force office of Financial Management and Budget; SES = Senior Executive Service; SPOC /SPRG/SAR = classified financial review system for

  3. Department of Defense Fuel Spending, Supply, Acquisition, and Policy

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    2009-03-20

    Figure 5). The range of crude oils assays are summarized in Table 5. In the past, when U.S. crude oil production was higher than today, refineries...declining worldwide crude oil production . In 2006, due to increasing fuel costs, the Bush Administration’s war on terrorism, and military operations in

  4. Implementing Effective Affordability Constraints for Defense Acquisition Programs

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    between 1999 and 2009. Since several of those programs advertised themselves as employing the CAIV concept, the IDA team was able to draw on that...and mutable to yield to stereotyped or routinized processes. The processes associated with CAIV are tools that can help achieve powerful results if...Vehicle (EELV). Each of these FPPs, as well as four other prominent programs that advertised use of CAIV, will be reviewed in this appendix to help to

  5. Incorporating Trust into Department of Defense Acquisition Risk Management

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    must determine who they can trust to follow through on an agreement. As Francis Fukuyama (1995, 26) points out, “the most effective organizations are...Dreamliner Debut - The Story So Far”. Accessed August 14, 2014. http://www.flightglobal.com/features/787-handover/story-so- far. Fukuyama , Francis . 1995

  6. Regulatory Burden and Poor Defense Acquisition Program Outcomes

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    drive program improvements • Econometric modeling lesson is that this is opportunity for better understanding of cause, effect, and explanation of...Agenda • Overview • Previous Work • Method • Data • Models • Results • Interpretation • Conclusions • Future Work © 2014 by the University of Tennessee...regulation or reforms? – Previously modeled as the correlation and direction of change for a key performance metric for a program in the years following the

  7. Understanding and Mitigating Protests of Department of Defense Acquisition Contracts

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    using past performance, supplementing the FAR and GAO decisions (2001). 73 References Babcock, Linda, Loewenstein , George, Issacharoff...133-170 Slaikeu, Karl , and Hasson, Ralph (1998) Controlling the Costs of Conflict: How to Design a System for Your Organization (San Francisco

  8. Speed and Agility: How Defense Acquisition Can Enable Innovation

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    feedback  Small, frequent releases  Review working software  Responsive to changes  Active user involvement Portfolio  Budget...enable top talent to prosper. The DoD should restructure programs and portfolios to enable agile and iterative developments, continue partnerships...provides rapid, decentralized decision-making. To balance these delegated authorities, portfolio reviews give executives and stakeholders transparency

  9. Defense Acquisition Review Journal. Volume 16, Number 3, Issue 52

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    individual ships, or within flights, of the same class. And even one-of-a-kind, nearly immutable projects like skyscrapers and bridges can be later...standardized interfaces that enable exchange of energy (e.g., electrical current via a wall plug); material (e.g., replacement of components/parts

  10. Digest of Decisions; Allowable Costs under the Defense Acquisition Regulation.

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    1980-01-01

    manufacturing and production engineering include the following: LaScola Industries, Inc., ASBCA 7134, 62 BCA 3385; Aluminum Specialty Co., ASBCA 6228, 63 BCA...Corp 45.34; 56.15 78-2 BCA 13,363 Kurz & Root Co, Inc 35.1 68-1 BCA 6916 Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic 8.2 69-2 BCA 8051 LaScola Industries, Inc 35.1 62

  11. Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Program Managers Tool Kit

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    2008-03-01

    addtonal KPPs are requred for selected programs: system tranng and energy effic ency. • The MDA may add other sgnficant performance parameters...plans and other AT&L products accurately and effic ently. The followng PPLTs have been developed: • Prcng Support Tool <http://prcngtool.dau.ml

  12. Department of Defense Systems Acquisition Management: Congressional Criticism and Concern

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    preparation period. Finally I want to thank my wife, Dolores , for her tolerance of my aca- demic preoccupation in I96O-61, 1966-67, and throughout the...policy: man on firing line adjusts to actual situation Washington finds out only occasionally, acci- dentally ; need dependable system to insure

  13. Implementing Set Based Design into Department of Defense Acquisition

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    2016-12-01

    NRDE Naval Research and Development Establishment NUWC Naval Undersea Warfare Center ONR Office of Naval Research PBD point based design PBL product...the SBD engineering effort. Upon completion of a positive PDR, the SBD process shifts its focus from ABL development to Product Baseline ( PBL ...SBD activities. For the purposes of this scenario study, it is assumed that the SOW requires the use of SBD through the development of the PBL and

  14. Performance of the Defense Acquisition System, 2013 Annual Report

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    2013-06-28

    Kaminski Gansler Aldridge Wynne Krieg Young Carter Kendall Strategic Sealift JSTARS JSTARS Strategic Sealift Strategic Sealift Titan IV Chem Demil DDG 51...Chem Demil FBCB2 ISPAN ISPAN ISPAN E-2D and JHSV CH-47FSSGNDSP Trident II Strategic Sealift SSN 774 DDG 51 F/A 18 E/F Chem Demil MH-60R UH-60M LCS...the chemical weapons demilitarization (Chem Demil ) programs having the highest breach rates. The Chem Demil programs historically had unique

  15. Agile Software Development in Defense Acquisition: A Mission Assurance Perspective

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    2012-03-23

    24 Source: [Guano 2008] ^ AER0SPACE The Life Cycle Perspective of Agile Software Development 26 (A) AEROSPACE Agile Life Cycle Example: Scrum ...Daily Scrum Meeting Monthly Sprint Meeting Scrum is a lean approach to software development - Simple "inspect and adapt management framework...using time-boxing - Based on the scrum metaphor for new product development [Takeuchi 1986] - No declared, method-specific development practices

  16. 77 FR 52253 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments

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    2012-08-29

    ...)'' and adding in its place ``(AUG 2012)''; and 0 b. Amending the paragraph (a) definition of ``Designated... definition of ``Designated country'', which was inadvertently omitted from publication of the final rule... ``Director, Soldier & Family Legal Services'' and adding in its place ``Army--Director, Soldier &...

  17. Determining the Optimal Work Breakdown Structure for Defense Acquisition Contracts

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    Plus GCSS ARMY Army 83 RDTE Cost Plus GCV Army 25 NA Fixed Price Incentive IAMD Army 61 RDTE Cost Plus JAGM Army 26 RDTE Fixed Price Incentive JLTV Army...Other AIM9XBII Navy 34 RDTE Cost Plus AMDR Navy 26 RDTE Fixed Price Incentive CEC Navy 53 RDTE Cost Plus CH53K Navy 109 RDTE Cost Plus CobraJudy Navy 73...Navy 58 RDTE Cost Plus H1UPG Navy 84 RDTE Cost Plus JATAS Navy 20

  18. 77 FR 31536 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments

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    ..., Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea (Republic of), Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, or Singapore'' and adding ``Australia, Bahrain, Canada..., Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,...

  19. Defense Acquisition Research Journal. Volume 22, Number 1, Issue 72.

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    its greatest impact in Plants C and D. In our research, we came to describe this arrangement as a free- market approach to fostering standardization...Validation tailored to multilevel or mixed mod- els (Ryan et al., 2013). It results in the aggregation of 70 separate analyses (one for each program...research interests include classification and detection methods, diagnos- tic testing, information fusion, and multilevel modeling. Dr. Schubert Kabban

  20. Defense Acquisition Review Journal. Volume 17, Number 2, Issue 54

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    2010-04-01

    epistemology ? The British Journal of Sociology, 35, 75–92. Business Executives for National Security (BENS). (2009, July). Getting to best: Reforming the...the broad type of materiel solution preferred in the ICD (i.e., information system, evolutionary development of an existing capability, or a...tap into the advice of these CPMs about 9 to 12 months earlier, during the planning phase of the PPBE process. The deliberate, evolutionary pace of the

  1. Defense Acquisition Review Journal. Volume 17, Number 1, Issue 53

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    2010-01-01

    Paterson holds a BS in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the Naval...order of magnitude or ROM (DoD, 2006). However, the term ROM is problematic in that it has a well-understood mathematical definition that does not...must have the capacity to incorporate future technological advances as they matriculate through development and are incorporated within existing

  2. Defense Acquisition Review Journal. Volume 14, Number 2

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    2007-09-01

    customer focus can be deduced from the Customer Relationship Management ( CRM ) movement. The CRM advocates believe that the key to... relationship is formed, it must be managed (Boulding, et al., 2005). At its foundation, CRM demands the accumulation of a tremendous amount of data...According to CRM , a relationship with the customer cannot be established unless the firm knows and understands the customer . This knowledge

  3. Defense Acquisition: Observations Two Years After the Packard Commission

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    1988-11-01

    some areas, the experience suggests that progress is being made and will continue if senior officials continue to push in that direction. It also...Chair JRMB with3 ~th Under Secretary DECISION B. Use Tecnology to Reduce Cost MAKING * Require Early Testing and Prototyplng to Explore Options and...to avoid "gold-plating" of hardware performance requirements by the military system development communities, and "technology push " by the

  4. Improving The Prototyping Process In Department Of Defense Acquisition

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    2014-06-01

    GOGO Government Owned Government Operated xv ICOM Input, Control, Output and Mechanism ICD Initial Capabilities Document I/O Input/Output IOT &E...external interfaces with other systems in terms of message format, content configuration characteristics, devices supported, protocols, speed, Number...making through simplified graphical devices . As an analysis tool, IDEF0 assists the modeler in identifying what functions are performed, what is

  5. Missile Defense: Opportunity Exists to Strengthen Acquisitions by Reducing Concurrency

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    2012-04-01

    order to model interceptor performance and thereby assess end- game performance and probability of success. 4 With HWIL models, closed loop...flight test FTM-16 E1 in March 2011, delivered the SM-3 Block IB pathfinder round to hold FTM-16 E2, and gained sufficient data in FTM-16 E2 in September

  6. Defense Acquisition: Rationale for Imposing Domestic Source Restrictions.

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    1998-07-01

    for polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fiber, periscope tube forgings, bull gear ring forgings, and ship propulsion shaft forgings. In its review of...manufacturing processes, which could compromise the effectiveness of selected Navy systems. The restriction on ship propulsion shaft forgings was...sensitive data Ship propulsion shaft forgings 1984 Unsettled conditions among suppliers In its reviews of industrial base capabilities, DOD sometimes

  7. An Analysis of the Defense Acquisition Strategy for Unmanned Systems

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    2013-11-20

    íÉ=pÅÜççä= About the Author Maj Courtney D. Jones graduated from the University of Alabama in 2000 with a degree in biology . After graduation and...that some of the technologies are proprietary and cannot be fully divulged , so I have tried to be as generic as possible describing the technology

  8. Department of Defense Acquisition of Vaccine Production. Volume 1

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    2000-12-01

    associated toxinogenicity of Clostridium tetani . J. Infect. Dis. 142:623. 38. Yavin, E., Z. Yavin, W.H. Habig, M.C. Hardegree, and L.D. Kohn. 1981. Tetanus...Eklund, M.W., F.T. Poysky, and W.H. Habig. 1989. Bacteriophages and plasmids in Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium tetani and their relationship to...Nicking or cleavage of tetanus toxin by an endogenous protease of Clostridium tetani . Abstract Annual Meeting of Amer. Soc. Microbiol. B-59. 25

  9. Leveraging International Cooperation Acquisition Opportunities for the Department of Defense

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    2014-09-01

    Threats:  Cost: Investment in international requirements could be wasted if international interests decline or radically change  Schedule: Delivery...interoperability and support infrastructure with allies  Threats:  Cost: Investment in international requirements could be wasted if international interests...Storm where they destroyed key Iraqi anti-aircraft detection systems and nearly 300 enemy tanks, key roles in Bosnia and Kosovo during the 1990s, and

  10. An Analysis of Turkey’s Defense Systems Acquisition Policy

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    2009-03-01

    80 xii THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK xiii LIST OF TABLES Table 1. Military Spending (in Market Exchange Rate...A400M transport aircraft will be procured using the consortium model and prime contractor is the AMSL (Airbus Military Sociedad Limitada). The

  11. Improving the Defense Acquisition System and Reducing System Costs

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    1981-03-30

    DDTE NAVMATO 421 HQ U3AF/ LEYE PA&E DSB/OP-098R NAVAIR (Air-41) CSD/PA&E . ASA (R, D, A) CSD (MRA&L) DA/DSLOG CSD (Ccmpt) Proj 72...a layered and collateral management structure created by the need to control different " colors " of money. This can all result in total system cost

  12. Disruptive and Sustaining Technology Development Approaches in Defense Acquisition

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    2014-04-30

    Cooper, 2003; Costello & Osborne, 2005; Gorsuch , 1997). At least four survey items load at this or higher level on each of the retained factors. Each...Gliem & Gliem, 2003; Gorsuch , 1997; Tavakol & Dennick, 2011). The scale for Factor 3 falls well below this level, making the factor unsuitable for...Ñçê=fåÑçêãÉÇ=`Ü~åÖÉ= = = - 372 - scale (D. R. Cooper & Schindler, 2011; Gorsuch , 1997; Vogt, 2007). Factors 3 and 4 are rejected due to inadequate

  13. Product Lifecycle Management: A Collaborative Tool for Defense Acquisitions

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    2010-09-01

    a lot of effort training its employees on how to analyze, improve, and document its processes. They utilize low tech solutions such as Kanban cards...While Kanban cards are common in manufacturing processes, they are in effect, the message that signals depletion of product, parts or inventory

  14. Glossary: Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms. Revision 2

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    1987-07-01

    Effectiveness Analysis COGP Commission on Government Procurement (1972) COMDT Commandant COMMINT Communications Intelligence COMOPTEVFOR Commander, Operational... Social Security, Medicare, and veterans pensions). Environmental EA contains an estimate of whether or not a proposed system will % Assessment...and social sciences, applied mathematics, and the physical sciences. N Systems Commands Navy materiel/developing activities: Naval Air SYSCOM (NAVAIR

  15. The Civil Defense Acquisition Workforce: Enhancing Recruitment Through Hiring Flexibilities

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    2016-11-22

    Congress can also issue DHAs in law , generally for a specific agency and/or purpose. 11 The rule of three requires agencies to hire one of the top...Executive Order 13562. 20 The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) found that the FCIP violated veterans’ preference and public notice laws in...oversight/hiring-information/ hiring-authorities/; OPM, “Veterans Employment Initiative, Vet Guide,” at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight

  16. Defense and the Economy

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    1993-01-01

    AD A 66 28 o’py 9of 27 copiesII AD-A266 288-co, .o,,,, I IDA PAPER P-28 10I * DEFENSE AND THE ECONOMY David R. Graham An-Jen Tai Barbara A...TYPE AND DATES COVERED January 1993 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE S. FUNDING NUMBERS Defense and the Economy C-MDA 903 89C 0003i...Fomr 298 (Rev 2-4g) 3Preserked by ANSI Sid, Z39- 2I0 I I I IDA PAPER P-2810() 3 DEFENSE AND THE ECONOMY I I David R. Graham An-Jen Tai Barbara A

  17. Identifying Governance Best Practices in Systems-of-Systems Acquisition

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    2014-02-08

    Hellfire missiles and a 30mm cannon (“Marines to Deploy,” 2010). Some kits also carried a ramp-mounted release system for “Gunslinger” precision...factors. The relationship between the acquisition organization and the external environment has a material effect on how acquisition efforts are...Walker, 2010). However, the office transitioned to PEO Missiles and Space in May 2011 as the Army began consolidating its air and missile defense C2

  18. International Acquisition Programs: Variables Beyond Cost, Schedule and Performance

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    2015-02-17

    distribution unlimited 13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES 14. ABSTRACT Due to rising fighter aircraft acquisition costs and constrained defense budgets, the...College. He is a command pilot with more than 2000 hours in the F-16 and flying assignments in Air Education and Training Command, Air Combat Command...Pacific Air Forces, United States Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Central Command. Abstract Due to rising fighter aircraft acquisition

  19. Acquisition Support Program Overview

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    2016-06-30

    Principles of Effective Acquisition © 2006 by Carnegie Mellon University page 31 Summary The SEI, through the Acquisition Support Program , works directly...2006 by Carnegie Mellon University page 1 Acquisition Support Program Overview Brian Gallagher Director, Acquisition Support Program 9 March, 2006...MAR 2006 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2006 to 00-00-2006 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Acquisition Support Program Overview 5a. CONTRACT

  20. DoD Use of Commercial Acquisition Practices When They Apply and When They Do Not

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    2015-10-01

    even second- and lower-tier suppliers are looking for a competitive advantage , and, when commer- cial technologies can provide that advantage , they...Defense AT&L: September–October 2015 2 From the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics DoD Use of...can take advantage of private investments to develop products we might traditionally have purchased through the normal multi-milestone acquisition

  1. Learning Organizations: Their Importance to Systems Acquisition in DoD

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    2014-04-30

    warfighter capability needs and meet Better Buying Power objectives promulgated by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which seek greater... millennials ” are yet working in acquisition organizations. Nonetheless, learning technologies serve as a gateway to both information and knowledge...the Honorable Frank Kendall, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics (USD[AT&L]) published the Better Buying Power 2.0

  2. Acquisition Challenge: The Importance of Incompressibility in Comparing Learning Curve Models

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    2015-10-01

    of Akron, an MBA from Regis University, and a PhD in man- agement with a specialization in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management...environ- ment in which competition for congressional funding is higher than ever before. On an organizational level, DoD acquisition programs have...International Journal of Production Research, 33(3), 777–794. Badiru, A. (2012). Half-life learning curves in the defense acquisition life cycle. Defense ARJ

  3. Rethinking Defensive Information Warfare

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    2004-06-01

    electronic warfare, and special information operations. Defensive information operations ensure timely, accurate, and relevant information access...information and information systems. IA, physical security, OPSEC, counter-deception, counter-psyops, CI, EW, and special information operations. Ensure

  4. Surfing China's National Defense

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    2010-01-01

    @@ Following the start of its first test run on August 20, 2009, the website www.mod.gov.cn of the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) of the People's Republic of China has logged more than 2 billion hits,from many countries and regions including China, the United States,the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia and Singapore. China National Defense News reporters recently interviewed Ji Guilin, the website's Editor in Chief, on its performance and the feedback of netizens.

  5. Schools Enlisting Defense Industry to Boost STEM

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    Trotter, Andrew

    2008-01-01

    Defense contractors Northrop Grumman Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. are joining forces in an innovative partnership to develop high-tech simulations to boost STEM--or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics--education in the Baltimore County schools. The Baltimore County partnership includes the local operations of two major military…

  6. 75 FR 76423 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting

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    2010-12-08

    ... of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of... a closed meeting of the Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board...

  7. 76 FR 28960 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting

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    2011-05-19

    ... of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of... a closed meeting of the Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board...

  8. 76 FR 28757 - Defense Logistics Agency Revised Regulation 1000.22, Environmental Considerations in Defense...

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    2011-05-18

    ... of the Secretary Defense Logistics Agency Revised Regulation 1000.22, Environmental Considerations in Defense Logistics Agency Actions AGENCY: Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of Revised Defense Logistics Agency Regulation. SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics...

  9. Water Pipelines, Major, Layer complete for cities and some subdivisions, data acquisition from paper maps & KRWA GPS collection, Published in 2007, 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, Jefferson County GIS Department.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Water Pipelines, Major dataset, published at 1:600 (1in=50ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Field Survey/GPS information as of 2007. It is described...

  10. 77 FR 44063 - Federal Acquisition Regulations; DARPA-New Mexico Tax Agreement

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    2012-07-26

    ... Federal Acquisition Regulations; DARPA-New Mexico Tax Agreement AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD... Regulation (FAR) to add the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to the list of agencies that have entered into separate tax agreements with the State of New Mexico (NM). The DARPA-NM...

  11. Speed in Acquisitions

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    Meglio, Olimpia; King, David R.; Risberg, Annette

    2017-01-01

    The advantage of speed is often invoked by academics and practitioners as an essential condition during post-acquisition integration, frequently without consideration of the impact earlier decisions have on acquisition speed. In this article, we examine the role speed plays in acquisitions across...... the acquisition process using research organized around characteristics that display complexity with respect to acquisition speed. We incorporate existing research with a process perspective of acquisitions in order to present trade-offs, and consider the influence of both stakeholders and the pre......-deal-completion context on acquisition speed, as well as the organization’s capabilities to facilitating that speed. Observed trade-offs suggest both that acquisition speed often requires longer planning time before an acquisition and that associated decisions require managerial judgement. A framework for improving...

  12. Acquisition capability development : Behavioral and cognitive learning perspectives

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    Schijven, M.P.G.

    2008-01-01

    With worldwide acquisition activity approaching an all-time record of $5 trillion, acquisitions are more than ever at the forefront of scholarly attention and debate. This is all the more so because piles of research have shown that the majority of acquisitions fail to live up to expectations. In th

  13. Language Acquisition without an Acquisition Device

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    O'Grady, William

    2012-01-01

    Most explanatory work on first and second language learning assumes the primacy of the acquisition phenomenon itself, and a good deal of work has been devoted to the search for an "acquisition device" that is specific to humans, and perhaps even to language. I will consider the possibility that this strategy is misguided and that language…

  14. Language Acquisition without an Acquisition Device

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    O'Grady, William

    2012-01-01

    Most explanatory work on first and second language learning assumes the primacy of the acquisition phenomenon itself, and a good deal of work has been devoted to the search for an "acquisition device" that is specific to humans, and perhaps even to language. I will consider the possibility that this strategy is misguided and that language…

  15. Conserved nematode signalling molecules elicit plant defenses and pathogen resistance

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    Manosalva, Patricia; Manohar, Murli; von Reuss, Stephan H; Chen, Shiyan; Koch, Aline; Kaplan, Fatma; Choe, Andrea; Micikas, Robert J; Wang, Xiaohong; Kogel, Karl-Heinz; Sternberg, Paul W; Williamson, Valerie M; Schroeder, Frank C; Klessig, Daniel F

    2015-01-01

    .... Picomolar to micromolar concentrations of ascr#18, the major ascaroside in plant-parasitic nematodes, induce hallmark defense responses including the expression of genes associated with MAMP-triggered immunity, activation of mitogen-activated...

  16. Managing the Services Supply Chain in the Department of Defense: An Empirical Study of Current Management Practices

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    2008-04-23

    of services and the increasing importance of services acquisition offer a unique and significant opportunity for conducting research in the management of the service supply chain in the Department of Defense.

  17. On the Promotion of Film and Television Subtitles to the Teaching of Non -English Majors'Vocabulary Acquisition%试论影视字幕对非英语专业生词汇习得教学的促进作用

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    段园园; 刘璐

    2016-01-01

    With the development of multimedia technology,the application of video materials in English teaching becomes more and more widely.In the teaching of non -English Major Students'vocabulary acquisition,how to effectively use the film and television subtitles,to better play the role of teaching in the promotion of students'vocabulary acquisition,has been the focus of teachers'.This paper reviews the results of this study,using empirical research methods,to explore the promotion of film and television subtitles to the teaching of Non -English majors'vocabulary acquisition,in the hope of providing inspiration and ref-erence for teaching.%随着多媒体技术的兴起,影视材料在英语课堂教学的应用越来越广泛。在非英语专业生词汇习得教学中,如何有效利用影视字幕,更好发挥对学生词汇习得教学的促进作用,受到教学工作者的重视和关注。本文回顾了这方面的研究成果,采用实证研究法,探讨分析影视字幕对非英语专业生词汇习得教学的促进作用,并得出结论,可为教学工作的开展提供启示与借鉴。

  18. Developing an Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation Framework for U.S. Department of Defense Security Cooperation

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    2016-09-01

    48 3.3. MoDA AME Process...evaluation MACOM major command MCC Millennium Challenge Corporation MoDA Ministry of Defense Advisors MfR Managing for Results MOE measure of effectiveness...Minis- try of Defense Advisors ( MoDA ) program, and the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).8 The DIB AME process, though con- 7 See Perry et

  19. 76 FR 68040 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Labor Relations Costs

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    2011-11-02

    ... careful review of public comments, discussed below, DoD, GSA, and NASA have concluded that the proposed... Federal Acquisition Regulation; Labor Relations Costs AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General....205-21, the cost principle addressing labor relations costs. Currently, this cost principle states...

  20. 78 FR 26518 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Government Property

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    2013-05-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Part 52 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Government Property CFR Correction In Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations...

  1. 77 FR 12937 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Government Property

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    2012-03-02

    ... recommended changes are consistent with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology... that reflect consistently applied generally accepted accounting principles. 0 8. Amend section 45.102... Technology: Ensuring Opportunity For All Children In The Next Century, April 17, 1996, and 15 U.S.C....

  2. Organizational Change for Acquisition Reform: Proposed Core Competencies

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    1997-03-01

    and Social Change,” in Readings in Social Psychology, ed. Eleanor E. Maccoby et al. (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1958), 210. 3Ibid., 298...E. Maccoby et al. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1958. 56 “Lightning Bolts Ignite Acquisition Initiatives.” National Defense 80, no. 501

  3. 78 FR 37690 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Price Analysis Techniques

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    2013-06-21

    ... Federal Acquisition Regulation; Price Analysis Techniques AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General... clarify and give a precise reference in the use of a price analysis technique in order to establish a fair... reference used in FAR 15.404-1(b)(2)(i). FAR 15.404-1(b)(2) addresses various price analysis techniques and...

  4. 77 FR 40552 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Price Analysis Techniques

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    2012-07-10

    ... Federal Acquisition Regulation; Price Analysis Techniques AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General... clarify the use of a price analysis technique in order to establish a fair and reasonable price. DATES....404-1(b)(2) addresses various price analysis techniques and procedures the Government may use to...

  5. 77 FR 189 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Brand-Name Specifications

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    2012-01-03

    ...-AK55 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Brand-Name Specifications AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD... brand-name specifications. DATES: Effective Date: February 2, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr... of Management and Budget (OMB) memoranda and policies on the use of brand- name specifications....

  6. From Marginal Adjustments to Meaningful Change: Rethinking Weapon System Acquisition

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    2010-01-01

    Management in Expeditionary Operations, 2007. GAO—See U.S. Government Accountability Offi ce. Garcia , A., H. Keyner, T. Robillard, and M. Van Mullekom... Marquez , R. B. Magnaye, and W. Tan, System Maturity Indices for Decision Support in the Defense Acquisition Process, proceedings of the 5th Annual

  7. Calo trigger acquisition system

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    Franchini, Matteo

    2016-01-01

    Calo trigger acquisition system - Evolution of the acquisition system from a multiple boards system (upper, orange cables) to a single board one (below, light blue cables) where all the channels are collected in a single board.

  8. Software Acquisition Program Dynamics

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    2011-10-24

    techniques to avoid these problems The Objective • Improve acquisition program staff decision-making, and thus improve acquisition program outcomes...classroom training, eLearning , certification, and more—to serve the needs of customers and partners worldwide.

  9. Modelling live forensic acquisition

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    Grobler, MM

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the development of a South African model for Live Forensic Acquisition - Liforac. The Liforac model is a comprehensive model that presents a range of aspects related to Live Forensic Acquisition. The model provides forensic...

  10. Playing at Serial Acquisitions

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    J.T.J. Smit (Han); T. Moraitis (Thras)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractBehavioral biases can result in suboptimal acquisition decisions-with the potential for errors exacerbated in consolidating industries, where consolidators design serial acquisition strategies and fight escalating takeover battles for platform companies that may determine their future co

  11. 77 FR 27548 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement-Colombia

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    2012-05-10

    ... 9000-AM24 Federal Acquisition Regulation; Free Trade Agreement--Colombia AGENCY: Department of Defense... Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade... eligible products and services from Colombia. DATES: Effective Date: May 15, 2012. Comment Date:...

  12. An outline of military technological dynamics as restraints for acquisition, international cooperation and domestic technological development

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    Édison Renato Silva

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The expectation that technological returns from defense expenditure through acquisition, international cooperation and domestic research would further national development underappreciates the different technological dynamic of the armed services. This paper outlines the technological dynamic the stems from fighting in the air, at sea and on land, exemplifying consequences for the case of acquisition.

  13. 32 CFR 700.326 - The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition).

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    2010-07-01

    ... Assistants § 700.326 The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition). The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) is responsible for: (a) Research... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research...

  14. 78 FR 16479 - Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a Significant Market Share

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    2013-03-15

    ... Defense Acquisition Regulations System Acquisition of Items for Which Federal Prison Industries Has a... annual list of product categories for which the Federal Prison Industries' share of the DoD Market is... Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) by requiring DoD to publish an annual list of product categories for...

  15. Strategic defense and the Western alliance

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    Lakoff, S.; Willoughby, R. (Univ. of California, CA (US))

    1987-01-01

    Strategic defense has again become a major item on the agenda of the Western Alliance. Revived by President Ronald Reagan in his Star Wars speech of March 1983, and implemented in his Strategic Defense Initiative, it has achieved renewed emphasis in military spending, in alliance research efforts, and in arms control negotiations. SDI is packaged in a way that makes it the largest single item in the Department of Defense's annual budget. It engages researchers in industrial and military laboratories on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan and Israel. In the arms control negotiations now under way between the United States and the USSR, the conduct of this research and its implications for the strategic balance and the reduction of offensive weapons are critical considerations. The implications of this largely unexpected development are the subject of this book.

  16. Department of Defense Annual Report to Congress on Defense Acquisition Challenge Program for FY 2006

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    2007-06-01

    Topical Paromomycin for the Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Navy / Marine Corps (6 Projects) • 7.62mm & 9mm Reduced Environmental Hazard...and procurement ($5.4 million). Topical Paromomycin for the Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) Sponsor: Army Medical Materiel...Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc., Santa Barbara , CA. This project is a multi-purpose, high-resolution, 3-D Flash Laser System

  17. The Changing Shape of the Defense Industry and Implications for Defense Acquisitions and Policy

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    2008-04-23

    concentration and economy-wide M&As are significantly correlated, but fortunately this is one of the “happy situations” that Gujarati discusses in his...Economic Association International. Gujarati , D.N. (2006). Essentials of econometric (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill-Irwin. Hamilton, J.D. (1994

  18. Organizational Culture - Education of the Department of Defense Program Managers Under Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act

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    1993-01-01

    6 , 7= 24 Mar 94 SPSS for MS WINDOWS Release 6.0 Page 9 MBTI: 7 INFP PERRY1 Perry Level Mean 385.133 Median 391.000 Mode 400.000 Std dev 39.987...Variance 1598.981 Range 133.000 Minimum 292.000 Maximum 425.000 Valid cases 15 Missing cases 0 *! MBTI: 7 INFP 7- 6 5 4- 3- 1 $td. Dev x 39.99 Mean = 385.1

  19. 78 FR 36108 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties With...

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    2013-06-17

    .... FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Williams, Telephone 571-372- 6106. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION... issues, adopted a detailed management plan, and conducted Pathfinder Exercises to test the process...

  20. 76 FR 61279 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Defense Cargo Riding Gang Member (DFARS Case...

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    2011-10-04

    ... eligible for issuance of a transportation security card under 46 U.S.C. 70105, including inter alia, a C-1... middle name, date of birth, social security account number, passport number, and nationality listed...

  1. 75 FR 25167 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Department of Defense (DoD); Restriction on...

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    2010-05-07

    ... Fiscal Year 2002 DoD Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 107-117) and the same restriction in subsequent DoD... noncommercial end products (see TAB A). Because this rule allows some element of nondomestic content in ball and...) Bearing component means the bearing element, retainer, inner race, or outer race. (2) Component,...

  2. Lean Six Sigma Project - Defense Logistics Agency/Honeywell Long-Term Contract Model Using One-Pass Pricing for Sole-Source Spare Parts

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    2011-02-18

    REPORT DATE 18 FEB 2011 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2011 to 00-00-2011 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Lean Six Sigma Project - Defense Logistics...SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION, TECHNOLOGY, AND LOGISTICS DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY SUBJECT: Lean Six Sigma Project - Defense Logistics...service report for your information and use. The report is being published in final form. The Lean Six Sigma Project was a collaborative effort with

  3. Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System-Increment 1 (DEAMS Inc 1)

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    2016-03-01

    2016 Major Automated Information System Annual Report Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System-Increment 1 (DEAMS Inc 1) Defense...Phone: 937-257-2714 Fax: DSN Phone: 787-2714 DSN Fax: Date Assigned: August 17, 2015 Program Information Program Name Defense Enterprise Accounting ...UNCLASSIFIED 4 Program Description The Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) is a key part of the United States Air Force (USAF

  4. Defense strategies used by two sympatric vineyard moth pests.

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    Vogelweith, Fanny; Thiéry, Denis; Moret, Yannick; Colin, Eloïse; Motreuil, Sébastien; Moreau, Jérôme

    2014-05-01

    Natural enemies including parasitoids are the major biological cause of mortality among phytophagous insects. In response to parasitism, these insects have evolved a set of defenses to protect themselves, including behavioral, morphological, physiological and immunological barriers. According to life history theory, resources are partitioned to various functions including defense, implying trade-offs among defense mechanisms. In this study we characterized the relative investment in behavioral, physical and immunological defense systems in two sympatric species of Tortricidae (Eupoecilia ambiguella, Lobesia botrana) which are important grapevine moth pests. We also estimated the parasitism by parasitoids in natural populations of both species, to infer the relative success of the investment strategies used by each moth. We demonstrated that larvae invest differently in defense systems according to the species. Relative to L. botrana, E. ambiguella larvae invested more into morphological defenses and less into behavioral defenses, and exhibited lower basal levels of immune defense but strongly responded to immune challenge. L. botrana larvae in a natural population were more heavily parasitized by various parasitoid species than E. ambiguella, suggesting that the efficacy of defense strategies against parasitoids is not equal among species. These results have implications for understanding of regulation in communities, and in the development of biological control strategies for these two grapevine pests.

  5. 48 CFR 53.303-DD-254 - Department of Defense DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Department of Defense DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification. 53.303-DD-254 Section 53.303-DD-254 Federal... Illustrations of Forms 53.303-DD-254 Department of Defense DD Form 254, Contract Security...

  6. War-gaming application for future space systems acquisition: MATLAB implementation of war-gaming acquisition models and simulation results

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    Vienhage, Paul; Barcomb, Heather; Marshall, Karel; Black, William A.; Coons, Amanda; Tran, Hien T.; Nguyen, Tien M.; Guillen, Andy T.; Yoh, James; Kizer, Justin; Rogers, Blake A.

    2017-05-01

    The paper describes the MATLAB (MathWorks) programs that were developed during the REU workshop1 to implement The Aerospace Corporation developed Unified Game-based Acquisition Framework and Advanced Game - based Mathematical Framework (UGAF-AGMF) and its associated War-Gaming Engine (WGE) models. Each game can be played from the perspectives of the Department of Defense Acquisition Authority (DAA) or of an individual contractor (KTR). The programs also implement Aerospace's optimum "Program and Technical Baseline (PTB) and associated acquisition" strategy that combines low Total Ownership Cost (TOC) with innovative designs while still meeting warfighter needs. The paper also describes the Bayesian Acquisition War-Gaming approach using Monte Carlo simulations, a numerical analysis technique to account for uncertainty in decision making, which simulate the PTB development and acquisition processes and will detail the procedure of the implementation and the interactions between the games.

  7. Defense Research Enterprise Assessment

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    2017-01-01

    Please review the report findings and recommendations. I am interested in receiving your feedback for inclusion in programs wherever these...needed culture shift to utilize their existing authorities. Finally, expanded coordination among intermural basic research portfolios across the Labs...research portfolios across the Labs without creating additional administrative burdens is needed. The defense research enterprise should

  8. AFRL Defensive IO Programs

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    2007-11-02

    Wireless Information Assurance • Steganography • Air Force Enterprise Defense (AFED) 10 Distributed Agents for Information Warfare Operational...information (images, documents, overlays, audio , links, etc.) •multi-level data release to coalition forces; key-based access •covert communication...maximize throughput of communication channels Data Hiding/Embedding Steganography Watermarking Steganalysis 14 Payoffs • Integrates existing

  9. Defense Business Transformation

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    2009-12-01

    other. SCM and ERP systems both contribute to the overall distribution and coordination of resources. Just as an ERP enhances information flow...inventory management system (Thureen 2008). It combines the Army’s disparate wholesale and retail inventories, into one combined system (Sparacino 2002...Studies.............................................................................. 73 1. Defense Integrated Military Human Resource System

  10. Robust Preallocated Preferential Defense.

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    1985-08-01

    Frye , W.H. and Ullman, L.L., Methodology for Calculating Minuteman Defense Effectiveness, SRD-EGI4, Stanford Research Institute, October 1973. 4. Hogg...Corporation 1500 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22209 ATTN: Dr. Tucker Battle Dr. James Skouras Dr. Iram Weinstein Northrop Corporation 8900 E. Washington

  11. 75 FR 832 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Foreign Participation in Acquisitions in...

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    2010-01-06

    ..., Balance of Payments Program--Construction Material Under Trade Agreements, in solicitations and contracts...-7035 Buy American Act--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program Certificate. As prescribed in... given in the Buy American Act--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program clause of this...

  12. 75 FR 81915 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Foreign Participation in Acquisitions in...

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    2010-12-29

    ...--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program; or (E) All line items will be acquired using a...-7036, Buy American Act--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program. (ii) Use the provision with... Act--Free Trade Agreements--Balance of Payments Program, instead of the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy...

  13. 78 FR 59854 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Acquisitions in Support of Operations in...

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    2013-09-30

    ... metallic or plastic elements of buttons, zippers, or other clothing fasteners. There is a cross-reference... long-term economic development and stability in the region. However, pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1707 and FAR..., yarns, or fabric, such as the metallic or plastic elements of buttons, zippers, or other clothing...

  14. 76 FR 21810 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Acquisition of Commercial Items (DFARS Case...

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    2011-04-19

    ... document the contract file regarding the market research performed by the contracting officer as required... made before contract award. This determination is based on market research, an analysis of the... emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing...

  15. Terahertz Technology for Defense and Security-Related Applications

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    Iwaszczuk, Krzysztof

    This thesis deals with chosen aspects of terahertz (THz) technology that have potential in defense and security-related applications. A novel method for simultaneous data acquisition in time-resolved THz spectroscopy experiments is developed. This technique is demonstrated by extracting the sheet...... conductivity of photoexcited charge carriers in semi-insulating gallium arsenide. Comparison with results obtained using a standard data acquisition scheme shows that the new method minimizes errors originating from uctuations in the laser system output and timing errors in the THz pulse detection. Furthermore...

  16. Schedule-Driven Costs in Major Defense Programs

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    2012-04-30

    Systems  Army Contracting Command, U.S. Army Materiel Command ^Åèìáëáíáçå=oÉëÉ~êÅÜ=moldo^jW= `êÉ~íáåÖ=póåÉêÖó=Ñçê=fåÑçêãÉÇ=`Ü~åÖÉ= -= ii ...in World War II in the rapid mobilization of the industrial base to provide the number of needed vehicles for the war. On the other hand, programs...and standardized integrated master schedules (IMS) using the principles of the Generally Accepted Scheduling Practices ( GASP ). The guide emphasizes

  17. Defense Institution Building: An Assessment

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    2016-01-01

    MoDA and DIILS Support of DIB Activity Objectives . . . . . . . 26 2.8. Overlapping Program Objectives...Wales Initiative Fund–Defense Institution Building (WIF-DIB), the Ministry of Defense Advisors ( MoDA ) program, and the Defense Insti- tute of...other events and activities related to a partner nation’s defense institution capabilities and capacity. One exception is MoDA , where engagements are

  18. [First language acquisition research and theories of language acquisition].

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    Miller, S; Jungheim, M; Ptok, M

    2014-04-01

    In principle, a child can seemingly easily acquire any given language. First language acquisition follows a certain pattern which to some extent is found to be language independent. Since time immemorial, it has been of interest why children are able to acquire language so easily. Different disciplinary and methodological orientations addressing this question can be identified. A selective literature search in PubMed and Scopus was carried out and relevant monographies were considered. Different, partially overlapping phases can be distinguished in language acquisition research: whereas in ancient times, deprivation experiments were carried out to discover the "original human language", the era of diary studies began in the mid-19th century. From the mid-1920s onwards, behaviouristic paradigms dominated this field of research; interests were focussed on the determination of normal, average language acquisition. The subsequent linguistic period was strongly influenced by the nativist view of Chomsky and the constructivist concepts of Piaget. Speech comprehension, the role of speech input and the relevance of genetic disposition became the centre of attention. The interactionist concept led to a revival of the convergence theory according to Stern. Each of these four major theories--behaviourism, cognitivism, interactionism and nativism--have given valuable and unique impulses, but no single theory is universally accepted to provide an explanation of all aspects of language acquisition. Moreover, it can be critically questioned whether clinicians consciously refer to one of these theories in daily routine work and whether therapies are then based on this concept. It remains to be seen whether or not new theories of grammar, such as the so-called construction grammar (CxG), will eventually change the general concept of language acquisition.

  19. NATO Phase Zero Contracting - A Proposed Strategic and Operational Planning Construct Within the NATO Framework for Defense Planning and Standardization

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    2015-02-12

    ethical business protocols; • Primary and secondary customers/supported units and nations; • Anticipated requirements (in relative time-phase...prowess. And, critical to business operations integrity, the STANAG creation can incorporate tenets of ethical and sound business practices in contracting...Expeditionary Operations, Defense Acquisition Review Journal , October 2013, Volume 20, pages 349-372. Acquisition Research Program Graduate School of Business

  20. Turning Words Into Action: Confronting Acquisition Challenges

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    2016-08-01

    Johnson, USAF, Ph.D. Johnson is a selectee for the new Department of Defense career intermission program. He has 14 years’ experience in technical...Secretary of the Air Force asked that we eschew any “stay the course” mentality, while our Chief of Staff stressed that we “continue to adapt and...rapidly adapt .” The section that addresses acquisitions was titled “Capability Development.” One reads that “the system is cumbersome, as the cost

  1. A Study on Improving Defense Acquisition through the Application of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Concept to Defense Industry Workforce

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    2009-09-01

    PM Program Management PMBOK Project Management Body of Knowledge PMCD Project Manager Competency Development PMI Project Management Institute PMI...commodities, the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK ) provides a generic framework structure for...Martinelli, 2007, p. 1). The Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK ) and 8 Program Management

  2. Excessive acquisition in hoarding.

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    Frost, Randy O; Tolin, David F; Steketee, Gail; Fitch, Kristin E; Selbo-Bruns, Alexandra

    2009-06-01

    Compulsive hoarding (the acquisition of and failure to discard large numbers of possessions) is associated with substantial health risk, impairment, and economic burden. However, little research has examined separate components of this definition, particularly excessive acquisition. The present study examined acquisition in hoarding. Participants, 878 self-identified with hoarding and 665 family informants (not matched to hoarding participants), completed an Internet survey. Among hoarding participants who met criteria for clinically significant hoarding, 61% met criteria for a diagnosis of compulsive buying and approximately 85% reported excessive acquisition. Family informants indicated that nearly 95% exhibited excessive acquisition. Those who acquired excessively had more severe hoarding; their hoarding had an earlier onset and resulted in more psychiatric work impairment days; and they experienced more symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety. Two forms of excessive acquisition (buying and free things) each contributed independent variance in the prediction of hoarding severity and related symptoms.

  3. Major Roads

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This data set contains roadway centerlines for major roads (interstates and trunk highways) found on the USGS 1:24,000 mapping series. These roadways are current...

  4. Major Links.

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    Henderson, Tona

    1995-01-01

    Provides electronic mail addresses for resources and discussion groups related to the following academic majors: art, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, health sciences, history, literature, math, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and theater. (AEF)

  5. Avian host defense peptides.

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    Cuperus, Tryntsje; Coorens, Maarten; van Dijk, Albert; Haagsman, Henk P

    2013-11-01

    Host defense peptides (HDPs) are important effector molecules of the innate immune system of vertebrates. These antimicrobial peptides are also present in invertebrates, plants and fungi. HDPs display broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities and fulfill an important role in the first line of defense of many organisms. It is becoming increasingly clear that in the animal kingdom the functions of HDPs are not confined to direct antimicrobial actions. Research in mammals has indicated that HDPs have many immunomodulatory functions and are also involved in other physiological processes ranging from development to wound healing. During the past five years our knowledge about avian HDPs has increased considerably. This review addresses our current knowledge on the evolution, regulation and biological functions of HDPs of birds.

  6. A Defense Budget Primer

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    1998-12-09

    budget practices. See Appendix D for the actual timetable of congressional action on the FY1999 budget.65 See James V. Saturno , The Appropriations...details, see James V. Saturno , The Appropriations Process and the Congressional69 Budget Act, CRS Report 97-947. Table 6. Milestone Votes on the Defense...James V. Saturno , The74 Appropriations Process and the Congressional Budget Act, CRS Report 97-947. The Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 and subsequent

  7. Defensive Minefield Planning

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    1989-06-01

    Minefield Planning by Carlos Vallejo Game Lieutenant, Ecuadorian Navy B. S., Escuela Superior Naval, Ecuador 1980 Submitted in partial fulfillment of...was a superior open-ocean naval force to the North Koreans, defensive minewarfare was able to, at least temporarily, defeat U.S. Navy objectives in...Oswaldo Rosero 1 Unit 8 Coastal Route 1 Monterey, California 93940 77 11. Office of the N’aval Attache 4 Direccion de Educacion 2535 15th. st. N. W

  8. Plant Defense against Insect Herbivores

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    Fürstenberg-Hägg, Joel; Zagrobelny, Mika; Bak, Søren

    2013-01-01

    Plants have been interacting with insects for several hundred million years, leading to complex defense approaches against various insect feeding strategies. Some defenses are constitutive while others are induced, although the insecticidal defense compound or protein classes are often similar. Insect herbivory induce several internal signals from the wounded tissues, including calcium ion fluxes, phosphorylation cascades and systemic- and jasmonate signaling. These are perceived in undamaged tissues, which thereafter reinforce their defense by producing different, mostly low molecular weight, defense compounds. These bioactive specialized plant defense compounds may repel or intoxicate insects, while defense proteins often interfere with their digestion. Volatiles are released upon herbivory to repel herbivores, attract predators or for communication between leaves or plants, and to induce defense responses. Plants also apply morphological features like waxes, trichomes and latices to make the feeding more difficult for the insects. Extrafloral nectar, food bodies and nesting or refuge sites are produced to accommodate and feed the predators of the herbivores. Meanwhile, herbivorous insects have adapted to resist plant defenses, and in some cases even sequester the compounds and reuse them in their own defense. Both plant defense and insect adaptation involve metabolic costs, so most plant-insect interactions reach a stand-off, where both host and herbivore survive although their development is suboptimal. PMID:23681010

  9. Acquisition IT Integration

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    Henningsson, Stefan; Øhrgaard, Christian

    2015-01-01

    The IT integration of acquisitions consists an important challenge for the many acquiring organizations. Complementing existing research, this paper searches for explanation to differences in acquirers’ abilities for acquisition IT integration in the external of the acquirer, by a study of the use...... of temporary agency workers. Following an analytic induction approach, theoretically grounded in the re-source-based view of the firm, we identify the complimentary and supplementary roles consultants can assume in acquisition IT integration. Through case studies of three acquirers, we investigate how...... of the acquisition IT integration team should consider the balance of these, in practice, commonly mutually excluding needs....

  10. Plant defense against insect herbivores

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    Fürstenberg-Hägg, Joel; Zagrobelny, Mika; Bak, Søren

    2013-01-01

    have adapted to resist plant defenses, and in some cases even sequester the compounds and reuse them in their own defense. Both plant defense and insect adaptation involve metabolic costs, so most plant-insect interactions reach a stand-off, where both host and herbivore survive although......Plants have been interacting with insects for several hundred million years, leading to complex defense approaches against various insect feeding strategies. Some defenses are constitutive while others are induced, although the insecticidal defense compound or protein classes are often similar....... Insect herbivory induce several internal signals from the wounded tissues, including calcium ion fluxes, phosphorylation cascades and systemic- and jasmonate signaling. These are perceived in undamaged tissues, which thereafter reinforce their defense by producing different, mostly low molecular weight...

  11. Using EPIC to Find Conflicts, Inconsistencies, and Gaps in Department of Defense Policies

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    2013-01-01

    new tool that automates one step of the methodology. We describe the framework, methodol- ogy, and new software- based tool and demonstrate with case...analysts showed that 113 of the extractions were related to standards. Analy- 1 The EPIC tool is a Microsoft (MS) Office– based program written in...designated approving authority DARS DoD Architecture Registry System DAS Defense Acquisition System DATO Denial of Authorization to Operate DBSMC Defense

  12. An Analysis of Rapid Technology Transfer Solutions and Best Practices for Use by the Department of Defense

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    Holden, Dennis R.

    2010-01-01

    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited The DoD is burdened by an Integrated Defense Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Life Cycle Management System that is designed to acquire large systems, such as ships, and that takes years to complete. Information technology evolves at a rapid pace because it is driven by industry. The DoD acquisition system is therefore at odds with industry development, at least with respect to information technology. Acquisition of informatio...

  13. Inducible direct plant defense against insect herbivores: A review

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    Ming-Shun Chen

    2008-01-01

    Plants respond to insect herbivory with responses broadly known as direct defenses, indirect defenses, and tolerance. Direct defenses include all plant traits that affect susceptibility of host plants by themselves. Overall categories of direct plant defenses against insect herbivores include limiting food supply, reducing nutrient value, reducing preference, disrupting physical structures, and inhibiting chemical pathways of the attacking insect. Major known defense chemicals include plant secondary metabolites, protein inhibitors of insect digestive enzymes, proteases, lectins, amino acid deaminases and oxidases. Multiple factors with additive or even synergistic impact are usually involved in defense against a specific insect species, and factors of major importance to one insect species may only be of secondary importance or not effective at all against another insect species. Extensive qualitative and quantitative high throughput analyses of temporal and spatial variations in gene expression, protein level and activity, and metabolite concentration will accelerate not only the understanding of the overall mechanisms of direct defense, but also accelerate the identification of specific targets for enhancement of plant resistance for agriculture.

  14. Data Acquisition and Mass Storage

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    Vande Vyvre, P.

    2004-08-01

    The experiments performed at supercolliders will constitute a new challenge in several disciplines of High Energy Physics and Information Technology. This will definitely be the case for data acquisition and mass storage. The microelectronics, communication, and computing industries are maintaining an exponential increase of the performance of their products. The market of commodity products remains the largest and the most competitive market of technology products. This constitutes a strong incentive to use these commodity products extensively as components to build the data acquisition and computing infrastructures of the future generation of experiments. The present generation of experiments in Europe and in the US already constitutes an important step in this direction. The experience acquired in the design and the construction of the present experiments has to be complemented by a large R&D effort executed with good awareness of industry developments. The future experiments will also be expected to follow major trends of our present world: deliver physics results faster and become more and more visible and accessible. The present evolution of the technologies and the burgeoning of GRID projects indicate that these trends will be made possible. This paper includes a brief overview of the technologies currently used for the different tasks of the experimental data chain: data acquisition, selection, storage, processing, and analysis. The major trends of the computing and networking technologies are then indicated with particular attention paid to their influence on the future experiments. Finally, the vision of future data acquisition and processing systems and their promise for future supercolliders is presented.

  15. 32 CFR 644.24 - Acquisition by Transfer from other Government Departments or Agencies (except Public Domain).

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    2010-07-01

    ... Departments or Agencies (except Public Domain). 644.24 Section 644.24 National Defense Department of Defense... Departments or Agencies (except Public Domain). When a requirement develops for the acquisition of Government... of existing improvements, the estimated cost of the proposed construction, attitude of the...

  16. DEFENSE PROGRAMS RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

    Directory of Open Access Journals (Sweden)

    Constantin PREDA

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available For the past years defense programs have faced delays in delivering defense capabilities and budget overruns. Stakeholders are looking for ways to improve program management and the decision making process given the very fluid and uncertain economic and political environment. Consequently, they have increasingly resorted to risk management as the main management tool for achieving defense programs objectives and for delivering the defense capabilities strongly needed for the soldiers on the ground on time and within limited defense budgets. Following a risk management based decision-making approach the stakeholders are expected not only to protect program objectives against a wide range of risks but, at the same time, to take advantage of the opportunities to increase the likelihood of program success. The prerequisite for making risk management the main tool for achieving defense programs objectives is the design and implementation of a strong risk management framework as a foundation providing an efficient and effective application of the best risk management practices. The aim of this paper is to examine the risk management framework for defense programs based on the ISO 31000:2009 standard, best risk management practices and the defense programs’ needs and particularities. For the purposes of this article, the term of defense programs refers to joint defense programs.

  17. Coring Sample Acquisition Tool

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    Haddad, Nicolas E.; Murray, Saben D.; Walkemeyer, Phillip E.; Badescu, Mircea; Sherrit, Stewart; Bao, Xiaoqi; Kriechbaum, Kristopher L.; Richardson, Megan; Klein, Kerry J.

    2012-01-01

    A sample acquisition tool (SAT) has been developed that can be used autonomously to sample drill and capture rock cores. The tool is designed to accommodate core transfer using a sample tube to the IMSAH (integrated Mars sample acquisition and handling) SHEC (sample handling, encapsulation, and containerization) without ever touching the pristine core sample in the transfer process.

  18. Robotization in Seismic Acquisition

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    Blacquière, G.; Berkhout, A.J.

    2013-01-01

    The amount of sources and detectors in the seismic method follows "Moore’s Law of seismic data acquisition", i.e., it increases approximately by a factor of 10 every 10 years. Therefore automation is unavoidable, leading to robotization of seismic data acquisition. Recently, we introduced a new

  19. Second language acquisition

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    Kootstra, G.J.; Dijkstra, A.F.J.; Starren, M.B.P.

    2015-01-01

    This contribution provides an overview of second language acquisition research from a psycholinguistic perspective. The overview is mainly focused on cross-language interactions during word and sentence production and comprehension at different points in the second-language acquisition process. The

  20. A Conceptual Methodology for Assessing Acquisition Requirements Robustness against Technology Uncertainties

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    Chou, Shuo-Ju

    2011-12-01

    In recent years the United States has shifted from a threat-based acquisition policy that developed systems for countering specific threats to a capabilities-based strategy that emphasizes the acquisition of systems that provide critical national defense capabilities. This shift in policy, in theory, allows for the creation of an "optimal force" that is robust against current and future threats regardless of the tactics and scenario involved. In broad terms, robustness can be defined as the insensitivity of an outcome to "noise" or non-controlled variables. Within this context, the outcome is the successful achievement of defense strategies and the noise variables are tactics and scenarios that will be associated with current and future enemies. Unfortunately, a lack of system capability, budget, and schedule robustness against technology performance and development uncertainties has led to major setbacks in recent acquisition programs. This lack of robustness stems from the fact that immature technologies have uncertainties in their expected performance, development cost, and schedule that cause to variations in system effectiveness and program development budget and schedule requirements. Unfortunately, the Technology Readiness Assessment process currently used by acquisition program managers and decision-makers to measure technology uncertainty during critical program decision junctions does not adequately capture the impact of technology performance and development uncertainty on program capability and development metrics. The Technology Readiness Level metric employed by the TRA to describe program technology elements uncertainties can only provide a qualitative and non-descript estimation of the technology uncertainties. In order to assess program robustness, specifically requirements robustness, against technology performance and development uncertainties, a new process is needed. This process should provide acquisition program managers and decision