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Inside the December 2013 issue...
Going Beyond the Strategy: Implementing Strategic Sourcing at the Desktop Level
Strategic objectives are fine for planning, but after the objectives have been set, it's still up to the acquisition team and industry partners to make things happen. These techniques can help bring strategic sourcing objectives to life.
By: Al Munoz
Continuous Process Improvement: Three Tools to Enhance Your Contracts Organization
With the need to demonstrate their value greater than ever, contracts organizations should implement or strengthen their process improvement programs. These three tools can help.
By: Landon Hill
The Contract Management Body of Knowledge: Understanding an Essential Tool for the Acquisition Profession
By: Neal Couture and Steve Schooner
Forget Exercising Your Service Contract Options, The Government Wants to Extend Your Contract at Last Year's Rates and For a Shorter Time Period
An examination of the new rules of the game for service contract extensions with government agencies.
By: Andrew J. Foti
Analytics: The Missing Link in Contract Life Cycle Management
What your refrigerator can teach you about contract management best practices and the benefits of analytics, and also how to test the strength of your process with four simple questions.
By: Matt Patel
Acquisition Reform and the Golf Ball: Still Another Update
Five years after the initial report on the empirical experiment illustrating the need to stay "on par" with the latest acquisition reform news, the golf ball has now surpassed the size of an Olympics shot put, but, luckily, not the weight.
By: John Krieger and John Pritchard
The Cryptic Age of Communication
By: Veronica Cole Harper
Our Chat with Angela Billups, Part 1 of 2
By: Ryan Burke
What a HUBZone Contractor Should Not Do
By: Jack Horan and Katherine M. John
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