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Inside the January 2014 issue...
Trimming the Roses: The Narrowing Availability of the Commercial Items Exemption in Federal Contracting
A method for evaluating whether your services/goods qualify as "commercial items," red flags for commercial suppliers bidding on federal solicitations, and practical steps for long-term compliance.
By: Nicholas Wolfe
Managing Contractual Risk Issues in Commercial Contracts Management
Simple, practical, and useful information about commercial contractual risk issues that you can use as you engage in commercial contractual risk review activities.
By: John E. Miller
Our Chat with Randall Culpepper
NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti recently interviewed Randall Culpepper, the deputy program executive officer for combat and mission support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, to discuss his organization and what it takes to succeed in the contracts field.
By: Ryan Burke
Difficulties in Enforcing Confidentiality Agreements for Protection of Trade Secrets from Theft
Existing trade secret laws have enforcement difficulties that place additional burden on business owners already facing losses due to theft. This article reviews these difficulties and provides advice on how to overcome them.
By: Syed Aftab Hayat
Creating SMART New Year's Resolutions at Work
By: Kathleen Brady
Our Chat with Angela Billups, Part 2 of 2
By: Ryan Burke
Sometimes Reading the Contract is Not Enough, but it Still Helps
By: Jack Horan and Sandeep Nandivada