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Inside the February 2014 issue...
Advancing the Nation's Space Program Through Commercial Space Services Acquisition
How NASA's acquisition strategy for procuring commercial cargo services to the International Space Station resulted in the design and development of a new space transportation system, as well as commercial resupply providers who are now fully certified to provide transportation services to the Space Station on a commercial basis.
By: Steven Mumma and Natalie Imfeld
Right-Sized: How a Contractor and Its Outside Counsel Adjusted a GSA Schedule BPA RFQ to the Appropriate Size Standard
A summary of a particularly relevant case and lessons learned to help prepare you if you find yourself in a similar scenario.
By: Jon Williams and Alex Levine
What's in a Name? REA Versus Claim
Contract claims are confusingly similar to requests for equitable adjustment (REAs). This article will help you understand the important differences between the two in order to avoid unnecessary difficulties, delays, and litigation.
By: Christoph Mlinarchik
A Practical Guide to Compliance with OFCCP's New Regulations on Affirmative Action for Veterans and Those with Disabilities
A summary of the new rules, along with practical suggestions for compliance.
By: David J. Goldstein
What Federal Contracting Officers Need to Know about Energy Savings Performance Contracts
Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) are a powerful contracting vehicle, and yet ESPCs are virtually unknown to many federal contracting officers. This article examines what contracting officers need to know about ESPCs in order to execute an ESPC acquisition.
By: Dr. Tim Unruh
"There's Always Next Year": The Real Reason Resolutions Fizzle (and How to Change that in 2014)
By: Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington
Our Chat with Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello
By: Ryan Burke
Is Your Fixed-Price Contract Still Fixed Price?
By: Jack Horan and Patrick J. Stanton