In late December 1995, I got a call to come in and talk to one of
my bosses at the Eglin Air Force Base. At the time, I was program
manager for the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) missile. As soon
as I got there, I was informed that I was being switched off JDAM to
run the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program, and I
wasn’t happy about it at all...“I knew that at JASSM, I would have to
start over and would probably have to cope with a more difficult environment.
The original program manager of JASSM... was given two
major mandates. The first was not...
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The quality of being self-governing. Only in the most progressive companies are managers given the autonomy they really need to effectively do their jobs. aver (verb) To claim to be true; to avouch. The fact that the key witness averred the defendant’s innocence was what ultimately swayed the jury to deliver a “not guilty” verdict. avow (verb) To declare boldly. Immediately after Cyrus avowed his atheism at our church fund-raiser, there was a long, uncomfortable silence. avowal (noun), avowed (adjective).
I am committed to ensuring that middle class families have a secure retirement. That is
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we can improve the system. This report summarizes the key findings from those hearings and
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