This guide reflects the hard work of many people from the Defense Department, the Services, academe, and the defense industry. Special recognition goes to the core team who conducted the research, compiled the findings, wrote major sections, and reviewed and provided constructive feedback for enhanced results. A special thank you goes to William S. Kaplan, who wrote and integrated the multiple revisions that flowed from the many contributions.
Dr. Jay Mandelbaum, D. Sc., Executive Secretary Defense Systems Affordability Council and Office of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition Reform).
William S. Kaplan, Senior Analyst in the Acquisition Management Division of the Strategies Group of Science Applications International Corporation.
Researchers and Contributing Authors:
Dr. Wesley Harris, Ph.D., Senior Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Director of the Lean Sustainment Initiative, and Codirector of the Lean Aircraft Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Michelle Kordell, Research Fellow, Logistics Management Institute, McLean, Virginia
Paul T. McMahon, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Defense Acquisition
University, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Dr. Ross T. McNutt, Ph.D., Director Air Force Cycle Time Reduction Program,
Acquisition Management Policy Division, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
(Acquisition), The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Eric Rebentisch, Ph.D., Research Associate Center for Technology, Policy,
and Industrial Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Colead
Researcher in the Policy and External Environment Focus Team of the Lean
Frank Anderson, Defense Acquisition
Larry Auffrey, Northrop Grumman Corporation
United States Army
Paul Bradburn, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Colangelo, United States Army
Chris Cool, Northrop Grumman
Carrie Covey, Office of Secretary of Defense
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Bran Gale, The Boeing Company
United States Air Force
Ian Saltz, Litton TASC
LeAntha Sumpter, Office of
Secretary of Defense
Ric Sylvester, Office of Secretary of Defense
Wellmann, United States Navy
Edward Will, The Boeing Company
Wourville, United States Navy
Editing, Desktop Publishing and
Kathryn Sondheimer, Defense Acquisition University