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Military acquisition

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Military acquisition is the bureaucratic management and procurement process dealing with a nation's investments in the technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve its national security strategy and support its armed forces. [1]

45 relations: Analysis of Alternatives, Ancient history, Blacksmith, Bureaucracy, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Computer engineering, Contract management, Defence Equipment and Support, Defense Acquisition University, Earned value management, Engineering, European Single Market, France, Government procurement, Human factors and ergonomics, Integrated logistics support, Joint Capabilities Integration Development System, Joint Strike Fighter program, Lancaster House Treaties, Law, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Management, Manhattan Project, Military, Modeling and simulation, Nation, National Security Strategy (United States), NORDEFCO, Procurement, Product life-cycle management (marketing), Product management, Program management, Project management, Regulation, Risk management, Science, Security, Shipbuilding, Software engineering, Systems engineering, Technology, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, United Kingdom, United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, United States Department of Defense.

Analysis of Alternatives

The Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) in the United States is a requirement of military acquisition policy, as controlled by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

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Ancient history

Ancient history is the aggregate of past events, "History" from the beginning of recorded human history and extending as far as the Early Middle Ages or the post-classical history.

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A blacksmith is a metalsmith who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut (cf. whitesmith).

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Bureaucracy refers to both a body of non-elective government officials and an administrative policy-making group.

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Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group

The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is an organisation within the Australian Department of Defence, responsible for acquisition and supply chain management of military equipment and materiel including aircraft, ships, vehicles, electronic systems, uniforms and rations for the Australian Defence Force.

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Computer engineering

Computer engineering is a discipline that integrates several fields of computer science and electronics engineering required to develop computer hardware and software.

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Contract management

Contract management or contract administration is the management of contracts made with customers, vendors, partners, or employees.

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Defence Equipment and Support

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is a trading entity and joint-defence organisation within the UK Ministry of Defence.

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Defense Acquisition University

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is a corporate university of the United States Department of Defense offering "acquisition, technology, and logistics" (AT&L) training to military and Federal civilian staff and Federal contractors.

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Earned value management

Earned value management (EVM), earned value project management, or earned value performance management (EVPM) is a project management technique for measuring project performance and progress in an objective manner.

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Engineering is the creative application of science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of structures, machines, materials, devices, systems, processes, and organizations.

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European Single Market

The European Single Market, Internal Market or Common Market is a single market which seeks to guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services, and labour – the "four freedoms" – within the European Union (EU).

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Government procurement

Government procurement or public procurement is the procurement of goods, services or constructions on behalf of a public authority, such as a government agency.

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Human factors and ergonomics

Human factors and ergonomics (commonly referred to as Human Factors), is the application of psychological and physiological principles to the (engineering and) design of products, processes, and systems.

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Integrated logistics support

Integrated logistics support (ILS) is an integrated and iterative process for developing materiel and a support strategy that optimizes functional support, leverages existing resources, and guides the system engineering process to quantify and lower life cycle cost and decrease the logistics footprint (demand for logistics), making the system easier to support.

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Joint Capabilities Integration Development System

The Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), is the formal United States Department of Defense (DoD) procedure which defines acquisition requirements and evaluation criteria for future defense programs.

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Joint Strike Fighter program

Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a development and acquisition program intended to replace a wide range of existing fighter, strike, and ground attack aircraft for the United States, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and their allies.

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Lancaster House Treaties

The Lancaster House Treaties of 2010 are two treaties between the United Kingdom and France for defence and security cooperation.

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Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior.

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Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters.

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Management (or managing) is the administration of an organization, whether it is a business, a not-for-profit organization, or government body.

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Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons.

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A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.

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Modeling and simulation

Modeling and simulation (M&S) in simple terms is a substitute for physical experimentation, in which computers are used to compute the results of some physical phenomenon.

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A nation is a stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture.

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National Security Strategy (United States)

The National Security Strategy (NSS) is a document prepared periodically by the executive branch of the government of the United States for Congress which outlines the major national security concerns of the United States and how the administration plans to deal with them.

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NORDEFCO (Nordic Defence Cooperation) is a collaboration among the Nordic countries in the area of defense.

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Procurement is the process of finding, agreeing terms and acquiring goods, services or works from an external source, often via a tendering or competitive bidding process.

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Product life-cycle management (marketing)

Product life-cycle management (PLM) is the succession of strategies by business management as a product goes through its life-cycle.

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Product management

Product management is an organizational lifecycle function within a company dealing with the planning, forecasting, and production, or marketing of a product or products at all stages of the product lifecycle.

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Program management

Program management or programme management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organization's performance.

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Project management

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time.

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Regulation is an abstract concept of management of complex systems according to a set of rules and trends.

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Risk management

Risk management is the identification, evaluation, and prioritization of risks (defined in ISO 31000 as the effect of uncertainty on objectives) followed by coordinator and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.

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R. P. Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol.1, Chaps.1,2,&3.

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Security is freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm (or other unwanted coercive change) from external forces.

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Shipbuilding is the construction of ships and other floating vessels.

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Software engineering

Software engineering is the application of engineering to the development of software in a systematic method.

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Systems engineering

Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles.

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Technology ("science of craft", from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is first robustly defined by Jacob Bigelow in 1829 as: "...principles, processes, and nomenclatures of the more conspicuous arts, particularly those which involve applications of science, and which may be considered useful, by promoting the benefit of society, together with the emolument of those who pursue them".

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Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, or USD(A&S), is a senior civilian official in the Office of the Secretary of Defense within the Department of Defense.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

The Office of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) is known as OASA(ALT).

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United States Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_acquisition

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