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Inside the April 2013 issue...
TINA Turns 50!
The history of the Truth in Negotiations Act, why it exists, how it functions today, and how its finer points can best be appreciated in the federal contracting arena.
By: Janie L. Maddox
Averting a "Cyber Pearl Harbor" Without Sinking Corporate America: The Ramifications of Cybersecurity Regulations on the Private Sector
With new cybersecurity requirements imminent, global corporations implore lawmakers to strike the right balance between preserving national security and economic prosperity and protecting American corporate autonomy.
By: Kelly Loughery
How to Evaluate a Purchasing System: Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices
A holistic approach, or integrated assessment methodology, to plan, conduct, and document the strengths and weaknesses of your organization's purchasing system.
By: Gregory A. Garrett
Are the Ways We Do Things 180 or 360 From How We Used To Do Things? Or Have We Always Done Them That Way?
The acquisition profession is constantly being reformed and retooled, and it's important to stay on top of things, especially when you consider how the way we do things is, in some cases, the same way we used to do them, and in others, completely different.
By: John Krieger
What is the U.S. Government's Expense for a Cost-Reimbursement Contract?
An overview of various ways that cost and price amounts are formulated.
By: Fred Schlich
Registering a Branch Office Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS): The Power of Attorney
As the newest installment in the continuing adventures of young contract attorney John Jones, this article finds Jones moving into the operational phase of his company's newly awarded OCONUS contract with the U.S. government. However, he will now need a "power of attorney" to register the company. What is he to do?
By: Hazel Scalia and David Newsome
The Art of Connecting
By: Brie Staker
Lowest Price Technically Acceptable: A Panacea?
By: James Gill
Running Out of Options: Don't Get Stuck "Holding the Bag" When the Government Declines to Exercise an Option Contract
By: Jack Horan and Katherine M. John