Inside the June 2008 issue, Volume 48...
CXO Collaboration: The New Imperative
Issues and challenges throughout the history of government contracting are cyclical in nature and better collaboration between agency "chief officers" is a powerful way for agencies to better deal with them. The simple three-step approach outlined in this article will help these "CXOs" to acieve better collaboration.
By: Joanie F. Newhart
Open Innovation: Providing New Opportunities for Contract Managers
By utilizing the process known as "open innovation," companies can expand their development of new ideas, processes, and technologies beyond those developed in-house, which, consequently, will provide many new opportunities for contract managers.
By: John K. Borchardt
Permitted or Prohibited? Ethical Considerations when Dealing with Government Personnel
When dealing with government employees, contractors need to be aware of the numerous limitations placed on both the contractor and the government employee.
By: John N. Ford
The Professional Services Strategic Sourcing Initiative
Professional services is one spend area that is growing significantly across the board and remains challenging.
By: Jim McIntosh and Lido Ramadan
The Evolution of Government Outsourcing Policy
A brief guide for understanding the history and evolution of government outsourcing policy.
By: Scott Schofield
How Lean Six Sigma can Improve the Acquisition Process-A Success Story
Using Lean Six Sigma tools, the U.S. Army's ARDEC facility was able to greatly improve its technical and contracting processes.
By: Garry O. Kosteck and Lance P. Drennan
Where Do You Start With a Rookie?
New employees must receive structured, formal, on-the-job/special assignment training for proper assimilation into the federal workforce.
By: Bruno S. Wengrowski
Case Commentary: Subcontractor-Caused Default
On November 24, 2003, the U.S. General Post Office (GPO) awarded a purchase order (PO) to National Printing and Copying Inc. (NPC) for 200,005 special envelopes for delivery Decemeber 1, 2003, one week later.
By: Robert D. Witte
Professional Development: Three Steps to Set Free Your Potential
A majority of management personnel utilize only a small fraction of their hidden or unrealized qualities and abilities. Following this three-step process can help you free your potential and benefit both your career and your company.
By: Kenneth E. Fracaro