Contract Management Magazine

Contract Management, a monthly, full-color magazine, is NCMA’s number-one member benefit. Not only do members receive this publication each month, they also can access past articles of interest in our archives. (Please note that articles only go back to 2002.)

Written and edited specifically for contract management professionals, and established in 1977, CM is NCMA’s flagship publication, providing comprehensive reporting on current issues and trends relevant to both public and private sectors.

Editorial is presented from both government and commercial viewpoints. CM articles keep readers on top of late-breaking developments. Editorial "departments" present opinion pieces, information for beginners and for legal scholars, information for small businesses, as well as rich and varied feature material.

Inside the April 2015 issue...

Greater Focus: Creating Virtual Acquisition Teams That Achieve Peak Performance Access Restricted
As working environments shift to more virtual domains, leaders have to rethink how they influence high performance. This article explains how leaders can create virtual acquisition teams that produce extraordinary results.
By: Markesha McCants

Paper, Paper, and More Paper: Maximizing Value Out of the Paper-to-Electronic Subcontract File Conversion Access Restricted
The government contracting profession should distance itself from the old ways of paper, paper, and more paper, and embrace software-aided subcontract management using cloud-based SaaS solutions.
By: Jeff McCowen

The Critical Path: A Hypothetical Business Case for AI Implementation in Federal Procurement Access Restricted
Forthcoming advances in artificial intelligence will soon be applied to corporate business systems, and current Office of Management and Budget capital planning requirements for IT offer a suitable framework for a government response.
By: Christopher Robey

Our Chat With Jim P. Woolsey, President, Defense Acquisition University Access Restricted
NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti recently interviewed Jim Woolsey to discuss how DAU provides timely and effective training to the defense acquisition workforce.
By: Ryan Burke

Overcoming FAR Accounting System Challenges: What Growing Businesses Need to Know Access Restricted
To successfully compete for and manage government contracts, your company must stay ahead of the curve and keep your systems and processes up to date, which will enhance your overall efficiency and make your company more attractive to compete on larger contracts.
By: Robert C. Smith

A Risky Game: Using Experiential Instruction Methodology to Teach Contract Risk Management Access Restricted
How Fluor Corporation's GROW Networks developed a simple game using experiential instruction methodology to help contract management professionals identify, categorize, and mitigate potential risks and their impacts.
By: Amy Warren

SAE's New Standard for Manufacturing Management Access Restricted
The new AS6500 sets the standard in manufacturing management and provides a contractual vehicle for ensuring more consistent implementation of best practices throughout the defense industrial base.
By: David Karr

Ethics Corner Access Restricted
Empowering Middle Management to Uplift Your Ethics and Compliance Program
By: Jimmy Lin

Speaking Out Access Restricted
Breaking the Code on Creating and Implementing Effective Contracting Policy
By: Bill Kaplan

Legal Forum Access Restricted
The Ghosts of Contracts Past: How Past Performance Can Ruin Future Contract Opportunities
By: Jack Horan and Patrick J. Stanton

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