Contract Management Magazine

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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 May 2015 issue...

The Formation, Evolution, and Devolution of Commercial Items Acquisition in the U.S. Federal Government, Part 1 of 3: A History of Federal Acquisition Reform Involving Commercial Items Access Restricted
A summary of the most important and influential acquisition reform legislation that has impacted the purchase of commercial items in the federal marketplace.
By: Jean Marceau Lohier and Ronald Falcone

Avoiding "Landmines": Lessons Learned from Subcontract Source Selections Access Restricted
This article calls for federal agencies to consider developing guidance particular to managing subcontract source selection scenarios to aid their workforce in promoting competition to new, innovative levels, while avoiding potential "landmines."
By: Daniel J. Finkenstadt

Contract Risk Management to Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century Access Restricted
In today's economy, private and public organizations face myriad, complex laws and regulations. A process designed to detect and prevent potential regulatory compliance failures is vital; however, such an effective process cannot succeed without development of a strong compliance and legal risk management culture.
By: Virginia A. Suveiu

Our Chat With Brig. Gen. Casey Blake, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Access Restricted
NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti recently interviewed Brig. Gen. Casey Blake to discuss how acquisition is conducted within the U.S. Air Force, upcoming initiatives in the Air Force, as well as how to succeed in the contract management field.
By: Ryan Burke

Improving the U.S. Federal Acquisition Workforce, Part 1 of 3--Case Study: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Access Restricted
Part one of this three-part article series provides an analysis of the recent successful development and implementation of a Web-based career development software tool at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By: Shirl G. Nelson and Gregory A. Garrett

Good Contracts Start With Well-Defined Requirements: The Art Behind the ARRT Access Restricted
A proven approach to defining requirements based on outcomes and results by taking a workflow approach to improve services acquisition requirements using the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT) Suite.
By: Phil Salmeri, Lyle Eesley, and Matt Wilson

Legal Forum Access Restricted
Know Your Contract, Know Your Obligations
By: Jack Horan and Sandeep Nandivada

Chapter Presidents Corner Access Restricted
Amanda Thompson, President, Dayton Chapter (Dayton, OH)

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