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Inside the February 2010 issue...
Decoding the "Buy American" Regime
The contract manager's guide to making sense of the "Buy American" regime and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Buy American requirements.
By: Todd J. Canni
The Limited Impact of Rothe VII on M/W/DBE Programs
A summary of a recent Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down the Small Disadvantaged Business program for DOD contracts because it was not based upon sufficient evidence of discrimination before Congress.
By: Colette Holt and Jon Wainwright
Government Contracting in the New Ethics Environment
An examination of the role of fiduciary responsibility in the expansion of a more transparent business culture.
By: Christopher Robey
Public Disclosure Requirements for Buyers and Sellers: Justifications for Other Than Full and Open Competition
A review of the documentation requirements for justifications, as well as information for industry review of the posted justifications.
By: William A. Cox
Contract Administration, Part I: People, Processes, and Best Practices
It is vitally important to have the right people and processes in place to manage the growing number, value, and complexity of U.S. government contracts.
By: Gregory A. Garrett
Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest
Gaining a full understanding of just what OCIs are is the first step to their early identification.
By: Glenn Sweatt
Small Business Administration Joint Venture Rules
A review of rule changes that allow small business concerns to prime with large business subcontractors and other cooperative opportunities.
By: Bruce P. Bowland and J. Michael Foley
Who motivates the motivator? Staying positive in a negative world.
By: Bob Goshen
A fair opportunity to compete.
By: Jack Horan