FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Jan. 3, 2018)--Understanding how industry works--its motivations and its challenges--is key to Army acquisition professionals developing the skills and competencies needed to do their jobs and to get capabilities into Soldiers' hands faster. It's also the theme of the January - March 2019 issue of Army AL&T magazine. In it, read about:

As a scientist, patent holder and former small business owner, Dr. Bruce Jette--the Army acquisition executive and the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology (ASA(ALT))--knows that intellectual property (IP) is the lifeblood of any company. It must be protected and fairly compensated, especially if the Army is to attract the cutting-edge innovations of nontraditional companies. With that in mind, he explains the new policy on IP management signed in December by Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper, in "INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LINES."

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, writes the second in a series of articles about his command's support for the Army's six modernization priorities. Read "RDECOM'S ROAD MAP TO MODERNIZING THE ARMY: NEXT GENERATION COMBAT VEHICLE."

The Expeditionary Technology Search launched by ASA(ALT) narrowed the Army-funded competition from more than 350 proposals to 12 contenders for a $200,000 award. Read how in "INNOVATION COUNTDOWN."

Additive manufacturing holds great potential for the Army, but much work remains to be done for the Army to get to additive nirvana. Find out why in "COMPLEX GEOMETRY."

Whether it's his fiction and nonfiction, his work as a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command "mad scientist," the interviews he's done with defense media, the pages of Popular Science, or some other venue, P.W. Singer is the Army's must-read thinker. Read all about him in "EVERYWHERE MAN."

Program Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service Support's Robot Logistics Support Center uses indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts and a unique sustainment approach to keep robot systems up and running. Find out how in "CUTTING THE COST OF NUTS AND BOLTS."

Even if you're a die-hard hard copy reader, there are many reasons to take a sneak peek online. Go to http://usaasc.armyalt.com/#folio=1 to read the e-magazine, or visit the archives at http://asc.army.mil/web/magazine/alt-magazine-archive/ to download the PDF version.

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