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Inside the December 2007 issue, Volume 47...
Identifying Latent Organizational Conflicts of Interest: A 12-Step Program
Significant improvements can be achieved by employing a systematic approach that shifts the primary effort involved in OCI analysis to the presolicitation phase.
By: Sarah M. McWilliams
Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee With Performance Incentives: A New Variant of an Old Contract Type
The Air Force Air Armament Center is using this new approach to motivate performance in weapon systems development contracts. Although new, use of this contract arrangement is expected to grow significantly.
By: David Hooker
Clear as Mud: The Revised Specialty Metals Provision of the Berry Amendment
Although DOD has yet to publish interim rules, DOD publications since the passage of the new statutory revisions offer a glimpse, albeit murky, into the future of specialty metal procurements by the DOD.
By: Jeffrey A. Belkin, Trinh H. Huynh, J. Andrew Howard
Seizing Control: Regaining Oversight in Shipbuilding Through Effective Partnerships
As shipbuilders are having difficulty meeting cost, schedule, and performance parameters in their quest to modernize the fleet, the solution may be equal division of risk and responsibility between the navy and private sector.
By: Michael J. Arendt, Jr.
Developing Metrics for Increasing Government Contracting Personnel
How can we quantify that the government actually needs more contracting personnel? Exacting the right measurements could justify the need for experienced contracting officers to complete the billions of dollars of procurement actions within the government.
By: Robert Graham