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Inside the August 2011 issue...
Contractor Purchasing System Reviews: A Tale of Two Companies
Passing a CPSR is not easy, but it is necessary to avoid the potentially significant adverse impacts felt by Company A and Company B in this article.
By: Bryan Felber
Are Contracting Professionals the Key to Achieving Carter Efficiency Initiatives?
How contracting professionals will be key players in determining the successful implementation of the Carter efficiencies initiatives, what challenges they will face, and what is being done to address these challenges.
By: Thomas H. Miller
New DOD Rule Authorizes Withholding of Payments for Deficiencies in Business Systems
A summary of the key provisions of the new rule with practical insight to help contractors identify and avoid the competitive and cash-flow risks presented by the rule.
By: Richard P. Rector and C. Bradford Jorgensen
Terminating Subcontracts: Challenges and Best Practices
Best practices for subcontract managers that will make the settlement with subcontractors more efficient and will minimize the trauma and drama that often accompany a government termination for convenience.
By: Tom Reid and Gregory A. Garrett
The New Class: A Holistic Approach to Training VA Acquisition Interns
The Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy is pioneering a new approach to training the next generation of trusted business partners.
By: Jan Frye
The Value of Making Small Business a Big Part of Your Procurement Strategy
When guided by a strategic communications plan, websites and related tools are effective and efficient vehicles for improving communications between government and industry, as evidenced by recent efforts by the Air Force Office of Small Business Programs.
By: Linda Hillmer
Take the Next Step: Become a Mentor!
By: Lauren J. Caisse
The Color of Money
By: Jack Horan and Steffen Jacobsen
Contract Management Esprit de corps and Professionalism
By: James Dee