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Inside the July 2009 issue, Volume 49...
The Two-Front War on Waste and Fraud
On one front, the Obama administration is pushing for open competition and fixed-price contracts. On the other front, Congress is searching the frontlines for waste and fraud.
By: Harold Babcock-Ellis
Successful Strategies to Avoid the GAO High Risk List
How government agency acquisition teams can keep their acquisition programs on track and off the GAO high risk list.
By: John Dobriansky
Negotiating Profit: A Different Matter
Since profit is a motive of efficient and effective contract performance, understanding how to analyze and negotiate a fair and reasonable profit is in the interest of both the government and the contractor.
By: Bud Almas and Frec Schlich
Protecting Your Proprietary Rights
An explanation of the government's data rights framework and a discussion of best practices for protecting your proprietary technical data and computer software rights under government contracts.
By: Keith Szeliga
Personal Services Contracts: Should Prohibition be Repealed?
An examination of why personal services contracts are prohibited, why their use has become commonplace despite their prohibition, and the pros and cons of repealing their prohibition.
By: Thomas A. Marcinko
Conflict Resolution Techniques: The Answer to Legislative Impasses?
Given the greater reliance by local governments for budget support from their respective state governments, the need for prompt legislative budget action and approval is a necessity.
By: Charles E. Rumbaugh
New Rules on Procurement Fraud, Ethics, and Compliance
Answers to several frequently asked questions concerning the new FAR rules relating to procurement fraud, contractor responsibility, and ethics and compliance programs.
By: John W. Polk
Cradle-to-Grave Contracting Meets the "Key Personnel" Clause
Contract managers are uniquely qualified and positioned to take on a more proactive, oversight-type role, moving away from today's fragmented, compartmentalized contract management approach to one that is seamless, strategic, and cost-effective.
By: Kathleen Dawn
Developing the "Whole Person": An NGA Acquisition Contracts Office Priority
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Acquisition Contracts Office recently developed a simple visual model to effectively clarify the career path and development expectations of its contract specialists.
By: Ernest S. Moore
Professional Development--The Accountability Leader: Inspiring Your Team to Exceed its Goals
By: Lee Froschheiser
Legal Forum--The Princess and the "Fee": The Duties of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
By: Jack Horan