Inside the December 2009 issue...
Acquisition Reform and the Golf Ball
An empirical experiment illustrating the need to stay "on par" with the latest acquisition reform news.
By: John Krieger and John Pritchard
The GSA Schedules: How to "Get on Schedule" and Broaden Your Business
An overview of the Schedule contracting process for commercial businesses, including best practices and common pitfalls.
By: Dismas N. Locaria and John G. Williams
Pitching the Paper: The Business Case for Electronic Contract Execution
Automating the last mile of the contract process can improve revenue, reduce costs, and improve control of contracts.
By: Tom Gonser
ARMS--The Acquisition Resource Management System: A Knowledge Management Solution
How the knowledge management business process improvement initiative substantially transformed and improved process efficiencies within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Procurement Directorate.
By: Mark Weinstein, Alicia Hayes, and Frances Smith
Government Contracting Risk Management, Part III: Risk Management for Professional Services
An analysis of the seven major sources of risk when delivering professional services to the U.S. government, as well as proven-effective best practices for mitigating such risks.
By: Gregory A. Garrett and Shaw Cohe
Leadership and the Groupness Effect
Executive leaders can achieve more efficient operations by creating a sense of groupness across the entire organization.
By: Tracy Scarboro
Filling the Bathtub: Using What You Already Have to Plug the Drain
The "bathtub effect" is draining the current contract management workforce; however, effectively utilizing your current resources may help fill the tub.
By: Tracy Marcinowski
Leadership in the Diverse World of Contract Management
How to guide teams and organizations through the turbulent waters of today's contract management profession.
By: Jennifer Hastedt
How one organization recaptured over 100 hours per week of valuable senior executive time.
By: Francie Dalton
Reforms to the DCAA: The Potential Effect on Contract Management
By: Jack Horan
False Claims in Construction Contracts: Federal, State, and Local
By: James F. Nagle