Inside the June 2012 issue...
Watching the Stars: Learning from Great Public Procurement Teams
We can learn the essential elements of lateral leadership from the "stars" of state and local government procurement teams who illustrate best practices in collaboration, innovation, and project execution.
By: Richard Pennington
Getting to Green: One Team's Journey to an All-Green Portfolio
How one Department of Homeland Security team overcame challenges to transform its investment portfolio scorecard leading to a foundation for improving performance management.
By: Michael Ipsaro
Is Your Purchasing System Really a "System"?
An examination of two common mistakes, and their solutions, in purchasing system development and administration that unnecessarily set companies up for failure during a CPSR.
By: Mark E. Hijar
Agile Contracting for Agile Software
The fundamental differences between traditional and agile software development, and how agile processes can help you achieve success.
By: Andrew W. Chellinsky
The Conundrum of Federal Customer Service: Managing the Federal-to-Federal Customer/Provider Relationship
Good customer service can and should be found throughout any organization, whether it is business-to-business, business-to-customer, contractor-to-government, or government-to-government.
By: Holly Gregg
The Need for More Government and Industry Collaboration on the Application and Implementation of Strategic Sourcing
The benefits of strategic sourcing through increased government and industry collaboration: promoting more collaboration will produce more efficient programs.
By: Jennifer Armstrong
Become a Better Leader: Commit to Continuous Learning
By: Joelle K. Jay
DOD's New War on Counterfeit Electronic Parts
By: Jack Horan and Katherine L. Veeder