Journal of Contract Management
Inside the September 2011 issue...
Assurance of Learning in Contract Management Education
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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