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Inside the September 2009 issue...
A Guide to Recoverable Travel and Transportation Costs
While the benchmark for most recoverable travel costs is reasonableness, the allowability of certain travel costs incurred under U.S. government contracts is governed by the FAR and other federal regulations.
By: John N. Ford and David J. Lundsten
Invisible Terms & Creative Silence: What You Don't See Can Help or Hurt You
In international dealings between businesses located in different countries, paying attention to the language you use in the contract is important, but paying attention to the lack of language may be even more important.
By: Helena Haapio
Environmental Services Performance Contracting: "Greening" Local Governments
With ESCO performance contracting as its centerpiece, New Jersey's efforts to "green" local governments serve as an excellent model for other state legislatures to follow suit.
By: Steven L. Humphreys
The Law is the Law, but should it be?
Why legislators shouldn't always legislate...and regulators shouldn't always regulate.
By: John Krieger
Isn't a Sale to the U.S. Government Just Another Commercial Sale?
How the complexity of procurement regulations discourages industry participation in competing for government contracts and undermines the simplicity and efficiency intended to result from FAR Part 12 procurement.
By: Anna M. Sturgis
Federal Outsourcing of Legal Work
The current trend of outsourcing legal work by the U.S. government may be unethical, unlawful, and uneconomical.
By: Robert J. Warner
Professional Development: How to Turn Dull into Dynamic
The 10 biggest traps to avoid when you speak.
By: Patricia Fripp
A Trap for the Unwary: Broad Release Language in Contract Negotiations
By: Jack Horan
Letter to the Editor