Defense Acquisition Professional Reading List

(source) The Defense Acquisition Professional Reading List is intended to enrich the knowledge and understanding of the civilian, military, contractor and industrial workforce who participate in the entire defense acquisition enterprise. These book recommendations are designed to complement the education and training that are vital to developing essential competencies and skills of the acquisition workforce. Each issue of the Defense Acquisition Research Journal will contain one or more reviews of suggested books.

This revision was published July 2011.

Book cover for Adapting to Flexible Response, 1960-1968

Book cover for Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force

Book cover for Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War

Book cover for Agents of Innovation: The General Board and the Design of the Fleet that Defeated the Japanese Navy

Book cover for Defense Acquisition Reform, 1960-2009: An Elusive Goal

Book cover for Democracy's Arsenal: Creating a Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry

Book cover for Age of Invincible: The Ship that defined the modern Royal Navy

Book cover for The Collins Class Submarine Story: Steel, Spies and Spin

Book cover for The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business

Book cover for Rearming for the Cold War, 1945-1960

Book cover for Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

Book cover for A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon

Book cover for Megaprojects and Risk: An Anatomy of Ambition

Book cover for Building the Trident Network: A Study of the Enrollment of People, Knowledge, and Machines

Book cover for The Polaris System Development: Bureaucratic and Programmatic Success in Government