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Inside the February 2015 issue...
The Requirements of Requirements: Saying What You Mean Means Getting What You Need, Part 1 of 2
This article addresses some of the most common challenges government contractors and subcontractors face when they are trying to understand and comply with customer requirements, from the perspective of those who are responsible for the generation of solicitations at any tier, in the hopes of bridging what is becoming a more and more significant gap.
By: Carol Barton
FAR Knowledge: The Key to Creativity and Inspiration
A counterpoint to Mr. Stan Soloway's article, "Rethinking the Workforce Dilemma."
By: Vernon J. Edwards
Our Chat with Anne Rung, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti recently interviewed Anne Rung to discuss how acquisition policies are implemented at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, as well as how to succeed in the contract management field.
By: Ryan Burke
Protection Against Whistleblower Retaliation: Defense Contractors Are Covered, And Now So Are Subcontractors
Section 2409, Title 10, U.S. Code, "Contractor employees: protection from reprisal for disclosure of certain information," now provides the same rights to subcontractors that were previously available only to prime contractors.
By: Brenda Rolin
The 5-Step FAR System Research Process
Research tends to follow a process. This article introduces a basic procedure of inquiry and a process capable of achieving consistent results to Federal Acquisition Regulation System inquiries.
By: Etta Waugh
How to Improve Your Teaming Agreement, Part 1 of 2
This article is a guide to both primes and subcontractors on how to restructure teaming agreements to protect themselves in the event of a failed relationship.
By: Stephen P. Mulligan
Termination Liability: A Chance for Bipartisanship
By: James Gill
Avoiding Exposure Through Supplier Certifications
By: Jack Horan and Patrick J. Stanton
Legislation and Regulations
By: Michael R. Rizzo
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