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Inside the October 2013 issue...
Defending Against the Coming Onslaught of Terminations for Convenience
An increasing volume of terminations for convenience is coming amid the confusion regarding what is required to sustain a successful challenge. The obvious solution to end this confusion is the creation of an equitable termination for convenience limitation standard.
By: John B. Wyatt III
Bid Protests: The Costs are Real, but the Benefits Outweigh Them, Part 2 of 2
A continuation of the discussion of the costs and benefits of bid protests.
By: Daniel I. Gordon
Using MIL-STD-31000A to Support Better Buying Power 2.0
This article applies areas of BBP 2.0 to exhibit ways a newly revised military standard enables DOD to modernize how it receives technical data and delivers results for great program life cycle efficiencies.
By: Mitzi Whittenburg and Roy Whittenburg
Big Things, Small Agency: Our Chat With Jim Blades
In June 2013, NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti sat down with Jim Blades, the senior procurement executive and managing director of the Contracts and Grants Division of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
By: Ryan Burke
Federal Government Subcontracting Ethics and Compliance
Government prime contractors must conduct themselves with the highest degree of integrity and honesty, but the contractor must also ensure that its subcontractors are doing the same.
By: Jim Kirlin
Lost in Translation: A Case Study in Effective Communication
In this era of uncertainty, it is more important than ever that the strategies developed by top management are effectively communicated to those individuals charged with their execution.
By: Christopher D. Mikaelian
Strategic Affordability Management: Leveraging Contract Management and the Global Market to Achieve DOD Acquisition Goals
Contract profitability may be sustained through defense spending cuts by targeting increased order intake in markets outside of U.S. defense. By leveraging partnerships between both contract and DOD customer, this drive may very well serve to preserve mission effectiveness, meet DOD spending goals, and provide real value to taxpayers and warfighters as well.
By: Whitney G. Million
To Drive Performance, Manage the "Whole Employee"
By: Marty Martin
Don't Play if You Can't Win
By: Jack Horan and Katherine M. John