Inside the June 2011 issue...
Reinventing the G-Man: Bringing Change to FBI Procurement
How the FBI is strengthening its procurement processes by strengthening its employees.
By: Deborah Broderick
The Buck Stops... Where? Post-Award Accountability for Large Service Contracts
Seven practical and proven suggestions for both public and private sector organizations to ensure accountability, transparency, and compliance.
By: Annie Meeks
Charade Discussions: Are You a Player in This No-Win Game?
A particular area of protest vulnerability in the awarding of U.S. government contracts is the failure to hold meaningful discussions, which result in "charade discussions."
By: Charles D. Solloway Jr.
How an Independent Government Cost Estimate Can Help You Determine How Much Your Contract Should Cost
A credible IGCE will result in the avoidance of, or mitigation against, major risks and adverse consequences, improving the probability of acquisition and program management success.
By: Michael Ipsaro
115 Issues in Commercial Services Agreements for the Service Provider
A handy checklist for use as a contractual risk prevention tool for commercial services agreements.
By: John "Johnny" E. Miller
Supply Chain Risk: Hidden Exposures for Your Company
How to develop a formal process to identify risks at each level of your supply chain, their likelihood to occur, the harm each would present, and how to identify strategies to deal with them.
By: Albert L. Sica
The Federal Government's NAICS Code Process: Overdue for Change
The NAICS Code process should not be used to decrease competition, but this is what is occurring frequently across the U.S. government, which is neither in the best interests of the government nor the affected companies.
By: Kathy J. Clinton and M. Brent Armstrong
Managing Change During Contract Performance
There are four critical steps applicable to contract administration and oversight that contractors can take to manage formal and informal change during contract performance.
By: Veronica Cole Harper
The nine greatest myths plaguing students and new professionals.
By: April Silverthorn Southward
The difficulty of recovering on the mutual mistake theory.
By: Jack Horan
Something for everyone.
By: Allan V. Burman