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Inside the November 2011 issue...
Knowing and Loving Your Program Manager: A Guide for Contracting Officers
Program managers keep telling us they are concerned about how to communicate and get along with their contracting officers. But how do we go about rectifying this situation?
By: John Krieger
What Are You Implying?
Under the False Claims Act, your certificates of compliance may say more than you think.
By: Roderick L. Thomas, Erin Kepler, and Craig Smith
The Courage to Blow the Whistle
Why no one wants to blow the whistle and how to encourage disclosure of misconduct in a corporate setting.
By: Stephanie Tran
The Social Science of Contract Management: Modifying the Contracts Group Culture
A softer approach to mitigating ill-conceived perceptions of contracts and procurement departments by exploring the social science of corporate culture.
By: Debra J. Borkovich
Earned Value Management Systems: Most Frequently Asked Questions and Lessons Learned
A discussion of the most frequently asked questions regarding the use of EVMSs on U.S. government contracts and related projects, as well as 10 lessons learned to help contractors successfully plan and implement their EVMS.
By: Gregory A. Garrett
Project Risk Identification and Mitigation: Role of Contract Managers
Before beginning any engineering, procurement, and construction project, identifying risks and their mitigation steps is essential, and contract managers are essential in this process.
By: Rajeshwar L. Jain and Prodosh K. Mitra
The Myth of Work/Life Balance: 7 Ways to Rethink Your Approach to the Daily Grind
By: Jon Gordon
By: Rodney Zeibig
A Contractor's Obligation to Protect the Government from Suspended or Debarred Parties
By: Jack Horan and Steffen Jacobsen