Inside the March 2012 issue...
Putting Contracting on the Offensive in Afghanistan
In order for contracting to remain relevant in long-term contingency operations, it must adapt in battle-space conditions.
By: Brig. Gen. Casey D. Blake
The Benefits of Moving Government Procurement Online
Over 20 years have passed since the Internet began to firmly integrate into all levels of U.S. federal government procurement, and the government has reaped incredible benefits in the process.
By: Oki Radich
Contractor Business Systems: From a Controls Perspective, the Environment Matters
The importance of the general control environment, which in addition to being a critical criterion in an approved accounting system, can impact other U.S. federal government audits.
By: Sajeev Malaveetil and Kelly Lynch
Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Contractor Claims
A discussion of the difference between REAs and claims, as well as the nature of contracting officers' final decisions, the various forms of appeals, the use of alternative dispute resolution, and methods of determining quantum.
By: Gregory A. Garrett and Shaw H. Cohe
Contracting Officer Authority: Did You Hear What Happened to Farmer Merrill?
Sixty-five years ago, an Idaho wheat farmer taught us a valuable lesson on contracting officer authority.
By: Tom Reid
8 "Be" Attitudes of Holding People Accountable
By: Bob Whipple
The Contract That Never Came
By: Jack Horan and Katherine L. Veeder