Inside the August 2012 issue...
By the Numbers: The Quest for Data-Driven Government
An examination of prior reform efforts by the U.S. government to revive interest in program evaluation metrics in a procurement policy context, as well as recent and current legislation in terms of these goals.
By: Christopher Robey
The Oxymoron of the "1099 Employee"
Exploring the use of so-called "1099 employees" on U.S. government set-aside contracts, and some practical guidance relative to this complicated area of law.
By: Tom Reid and Cathy Etheredge
Contract Management the Vested Way
Contract governance using the "Five Rules of Vested Outsourcing" business model will establish a managing framework that is based on collaboration, alignment, and insight, not oversight.
By: Kate Vitasek and Karl Manrodt
Not SPOT On: Demanding More from the Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker (SPOT) System
Why a system like SPOT is necessary, how the current SPOT system is flawed, and how to improve this system.
By: Shauna Johnston
Adapting to Contingency Contracting: A Deployed Procurement Contracting Officer's Perspective
The relevance of operational contracting in support of the U.S. and NATO mission in Afghanistan comes with unique challenges.
By: Joe Misch
Framework for Success When Performing a Business Process Improvement, Part 2
The second in a three-part series, this article discusses the overarching concepts that all BPI projects must follow to be successful.
By: Robert Graham
Sometimes Mistakes are Forgiven
By: Jack Horan