Building World-class Acquisition Excellence -- A roundtable discussion with Dr. James I. Finley, Claude M. Bolton, Dr. Delores M. Etter, and Sue C. Payton on OSD and Service initiatives to ensure a best-of-breed DoD AT&L workforce for today and tomorrow. In Search of Logistics Visibility, by Lt. Gen. C. V. Christianson -- We all have a critical role to play in helping to deliver sustained logistics readiness to the joint force commanders and the warfighters who depend on us. The Process Cycle, by Capt. Gabe Mounce, et al. -- Process-oriented organizational methods have real value, but modern industry's tendency to overindulge is clearly in operation in the process world. Improving the Integrity of the CMMI Product Suite, by Mark D. Schaeffer, et al. -- DoD and industry are addressing shortcomings in the CMMI Product Suite and continue to streamline the model and the appraisal method. Source Selection: Communicating with Offerors, by Alexander R. Slate -- The author defines the basic source selection types, then examines types of exchanges of information between the government and the offerors, explaining how they contribute to source selection that is a win-win for government and offeror. Manager or Leader? by Wayne Turk -- Project managers must be leaders to ensure the success of their people, projects, and the overall organization. NSPS: Effective Management Tool, by Marcia E. Richard -- Leadership believes that NSPS is an effective management tool that will assist managers in hiring, promoting, and properly compensating employees for the work they perform in support of DoD's mission-centered civilian workforce. IUID Success Stories -- DoD uses 2-D marking and automatic data capture to establish permanent, globally unique identification to identify, track, and manage assets throughout their life cycle. This series of articles provides an update on the progress of the Services and OSD in implementing the DoD IUID program.