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Welcome to the new look of our CLEP monthly newsletter!

In This Edition:
April 26, 2021 - Dr. Gerard Ibarra
Good Decisions, Better Outcomes: Choosing more effectively
There are times when we face difficult decisions made even more difficult by competing individuals and departments. Sometimes when we make these decisions, we may not select the best solution.…


April 25, 2021 - Ron Charest
April's Letter From the Editor
Welcome to the NEW Council of Logistics Engineering Professional (CLEP) monthly newsletter! This new format is one example of CLEP’s evolution to meet the expanding need of defense industry Logistics…


Upcoming Webinar

Join Gerard Ibarra, Ph.D., for this Wednesday’s Lunch and Learn, on making difficult decisions. He will go through a few concepts in how we may think, introduce a framework that includes multi-criteria decision analysis, and what he calls the P2MODE, to help leaders with their decision-making process. Click here to register.

Call For Papers

CLEP is organizing a symposium September 8th and 9th, 2021, 1:00PM to 5:00PM. We are looking for papers and presenters for this two-day event. If interested, please contact Dr. Gerard Ibarra at [email protected]

Coming Up: Monthly Themes

The following are our monthly themes for the remainder of 2021. These themes will be the basis of our monthly Lunch n' Learn webinars, blog posts, and newsletter technical articles.


May 2021: [Supply Support] Obsolescence/DMSMS in the Supply Chain

June 2021: [Sustaining Engineering] Utilizing Reliability Tools to Improve Design

July 2021: [Technical Data] Effective LPD Database Development 

August 2021: [IT Systems/ Maintenance] Role of IOT & AR/VR Applications to Improve Maintenance Optimization

September 2021: [CLEP Workshop]

October 2021: [Facilities and Infrastructure] Considerations for Selecting New Facilities/Facilities Management Plan

November 2021: [Maintenance Planning & Management] Considerations for Maintenance Planning

December 2021: [PHS&T] Building Transportability Reports

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If interested, please contact our VP Administration Jon Hatch at [email protected].

Technical Articles

This month's technical articles are reposts from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website.

Updated Life Cycle Logistics Position Category Description
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment has issued an updated version of the Life Cycle Logistics functional area Position Category Description (PCD).
Published April 22, 2021

New GAO Testimony on F-35 Sustainment and Affordability
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) yesterday released testimony of interest to the DoD life cycle logistics and product support manager community entitled “GAO-21-505T F-35 Sustainment: Enhanced Attention to and Oversight of F-35 Affordability Are Needed”.
Published April 23, 2021

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