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Defense Acquisitions Made Easy

Dan Ward’s Corner

My name is LTC Dan Ward and I served in the US Air Force for over 20 years. In 2004, I coined the term FIST (Fast, Inexpensive, Simple, Tiny) to describe a particular pattern of decision making that supports rapid, low-cost innovation.  Since that time, I have published extensively on the topic.  Below is a list of some of the best FIST-related articles, papers and blog posts I have written over the years. I hope you find them informative and provide you insight into the complexities of acquisition reform. Also check out my acquisition related comics that add a level of humor to the challenges that are faced by service acquisition professionals everyday. Enjoy!