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Inside the January 2015 issue...
Be Prepared: Understanding and Surviving a Government Termination for Convenience
Contractors must understand their rights and prepare in order to minimize the potential harm from experiencing a termination for convenience.
By: James Taylor
Data Rights Assertions Give Clarity: Without One, You Have No Clue
This article will give the reader a thorough understanding of the data rights assertions process, and will provide a structured approach, via the "Intellectual Property Volume," to ensure clarity and transparency in exactly what intellectual property is being delivered and what should be protected.
By: Gene Pickarz
Our Chat with Mitchell J. Ross, Director of the Acquisition and Grants Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti recently interviewed Mitchell J. Ross to discuss the ins and outs of acquisition within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
By: Ryan Burke
Affirmative Action Plans: Your Common Questions Answered
If your company is required to prepare an "affirmative action plan," read on to learn the answers to several common questions.
By: Robert W. Horton
CMBOK: The Cornerstone of Your Career
The Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) is the preeminent source of knowledge that aids to advance our profession. As such, we must continually improve and elevate it.
By: Ronald Falcone and Dr. Mary Ann Wangemann
Wrestling Assignments to Grow Your Network
This article illustrates how the assignment of claims process assists agencies with the socioeconomic goals and communication between agency functional areas.
By: Jason E. Lawson
Five Tips to Be Less "Busy" and More Productive in a Fast-Paced World
By: Barbara S. Kinosky and Amy M. Riccardi
Could the Department of Defense Benefit from Using Consignment?
By: Anthony J. Nicolella
Chapter Presidents Corner
Crystal Glenn, Tysons Corner Chapter
By: Ryan Burke
Taking Uncalculated Risks
By: Jack Horan and Sandeep Nandivada
Legislation and Regulations
By: Michael R. Rizzo
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