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Written and edited specifically for contract management professionals, and established in 1977, CM is NCMA’s flagship publication, providing comprehensive reporting on current issues and trends relevant to both public and private sectors.

Editorial is presented from both government and commercial viewpoints. CM articles keep readers on top of late-breaking developments. Editorial "departments" present opinion pieces, information for beginners and for legal scholars, information for small businesses, as well as rich and varied feature material.

Inside the February 2015 issue...

The Requirements of Requirements: Saying What You Mean Means Getting What You Need, Part 1 of 2 Access Restricted
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 Access Restricted
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 Access Restricted
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 Access Restricted
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 Access Restricted
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 Access Restricted
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

Speaking Out Access Restricted
Termination Liability: A Chance for Bipartisanship
By: James Gill

Legal Forum Access Restricted
Avoiding Exposure Through Supplier Certifications
By: Jack Horan and Patrick J. Stanton

Congressional Update Access Restricted
Legislation and Regulations
By: Michael R. Rizzo

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