Journal of Contract Management

Inside the September 2011 issue...

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Assurance of Learning in Contract Management Education Access Restricted
How the establishment of learning goals and objectives, alignment of curricula, and identification of assessment instruments and measures can be applied in the context of a contract management-related degree program to determine the effectiveness of the education program and to improve student learning.
By: Rene G. Rendon

Traditional Western Anticorruption Laws in Iraq: A Study of Corruption in Iraq, the CERP, and Increased FCPA Enforcement Access Restricted
A brief overview of Iraqi corruption and how inefficiencies in CERP and FCPA enforcement may cause additional fraud in a historically corrupt country.
By: Heidi Osterhout

Negotiating Win-Win Insurance Provisions: Current Corporate Insurance Best Practices Access Restricted
What negotiators should watch out for in dealing with corporate insurance provisions and how to interpret and manage proposed insurance risks.
By: Allie Stanzione

The Failure of the Current Anticorruption Strategy in Afghanistan Access Restricted
An examination of emerging international anticorruption efforts and their role in combating corruption from the lowest to the highest levels of Afghan society.
By: Hugh B. McClean

Technological Solutions for Safeguarding the Federal Procurement System Access Restricted
The Obama administration and Congress have enacted legislation to empower federal agencies to exploit technological tools like fraud analytics to better safeguard U.S. procurement dollars.
By: Greg Harding

The "Broken Windows" of Socioeconomic Programs in Contigency Contracting: A Case Study of the Afghan First Program Access Restricted
An examination of the Afghan First socioeconomic program, which has likely had more negative than positive effects due mainly to rampant corruption in Afghanistan.
By: Airon A. Mothershed

Lock-Out Specifications: An Argument for Systemic Reform Access Restricted
This article examines unduly restrictive specifications, or "lock-out specifications," as a form of corruption that leads to inhibited competition, thereby threatening the integrity of the entire U.S. procurement system.
By: Timothy R. Bunting

What is the Right Balance Between Outsourcing Government Work to the Private Sector Versus Performing the Work In-House? Access Restricted
A look at outsourcing trends in government outsourcing, their implications, and suggestions for finding the right balance.
By: Joseph A. Pegnato

Transparency for the Ordinary Citizen Access Restricted
Transparency in federal procurement is most often discussed as beneficial to those in the procurement arena: the U.S. government and contractors. However, less attention has been given to the benefits of a transparent federal procurement system from the public's perspective.
By: Greg Harding

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