Inside the January 2008 issue, Volume 48...
Turning Square Corners: The Importance of Ethics and Compliance Programs in Government Contracting
A contractor should study its business operations, look for vulnerability to procurement fraud, and implement ethics and compliance programs aimed at preventing such fraud.
By: John W. Polk
E-Procurement Trials and Triumphs
More organizations are finding that procurement automation leads to bottom-line results.
By: Gupta Amit
Maximize Your Results with Cross-Training
Discover how DAWIA and FAC–C certified contracting professionals can make the most of their continuing education requirements.
By: John Peterson
Commercial Contracting Best Practices
In the highly competitive global commercial marketplace, most companies must try to hold down the cost of getting products and services to market while still ensuring quality, ease of doing business, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction.
By: Gregory A. Garrett
Prevent Organizational Conflicts of Interest from Becoming Last-Minute Showstoppers
By aggressively working to identify and assess OCIs up front, and proposing comprehensive and thoughtful mitigation strategies where feasible, contractors can dramatically reduce the odds of having a proposal rejected on OCI grounds.
By: Sarah M. McWilliams
U.S. Patents: 30 Factors for Contracts Professionals to Consider
Before applying for a patent, take into account all of the commercial, business, technical, and legal implications.
By: John "Johnny" E. Miller
Fair and Reasonable Price Justification: Judgment- or Market-based?
Employing innovative techniques to ensure fair and reasonable pricing should become the rule rather than the exception to help minimize risk to the government by using available market and historical contract data.
By: Johnny J. Battle, Jr.