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Inside the November 2014 issue...
Growing Contracting Competency: Market Intelligence Cells
The importance of market research for federal agencies cannot be understated. This article calls for federal agencies to strategically build market intelligence as a core competency.
By: Daniel J. Finkenstadt, Timothy G. Hawkins Ph.D., and Walter J. Hosey
The Intricacies of AbilityOne Contracting
An examination of the largest single provider of employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities and their work on federal contracts.
By: Al Munoz
Contract Execution: Performance, Principles, and Professionalism
An outline of a standard, uniform, yet concise tool to capture contractor performance: the "Contractor Assessment of Monthly Performance" (CAMP).
By: Rex B. Reagan
Preparation is Key to a Successful Novation
What contract managers can expect in the novation process.
By: Todd R. Overman
Our Chat with Daniel Kane, Director, Office of Acquisition & Grants Management, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti recently interviewed Daniel Kane to discuss how acquisition works within CMS, as well as his keys to success in the acquisition field.
By: Ryan Burke
Innovate and Beat Shrinking Budgets with Foreign Comparative Tests
In an era of shrinking budgets, the Foreign Comparative Test program allows DOD program managers, through their contracting officers, the opportunity to leverage existing technical solutions and additional outside funding to meet requirements.
By: R. Daniel Dague
Becoming Best-In-Class: Practical Ways to Unlock the Full Potential of Our Next Generation of Contracting Professionals
Four key strategies the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is using to develop its next generation of contracting professionals so they are ready to accomplish a changing and growing mission.
By: Daniel Kane
Mitigating the Risk of Contractor Ethics and Compliance
By: Vincent J. Napoleon
The Dark Matter of a Successful Workforce
By: Joanne Woytek
Career Stewardship: Taking Charge of Your Career
By: F. Glenn Richardson
How to Avoid Assigning a Problem: The Anti-Assignment of Contracts Act and Transfers of Federal Contracts
By: Jack Horan and Sandeep Nandivada
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