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Are your contracts REALLY compliant?

Are your contracts REALLY compliant?

Most of the time, our contracts seem to hum along without too much drama.  Our contractor does what they’ve committed to do, the COR seems to be on top of things, and so far we are within budget.

But all that glitters is not gold, and it can be hard to tell the difference.

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Do you want to know what’s under the contract hood?

Do you want to know what’s under the contract hood?

Contract oversight can be like buying a car.  You walk the lot and find a real beauty of a car—shiny, blue, just like you always wanted, and at a price you can afford.  You start to fall in love with it, and know you should ask to look under the hood.  But do you really want to take a look?

If you do look under the hood, chances are you will see some flaws.  They might be little problems, or they could be catastrophic.  The question is, how hard do you want to look?

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12 ways to better merge cloud services with ongoing cyber initiatives

12 ways to better merge cloud services with ongoing cyber initiatives

Via FederalNewsRadio.com

In the rush to the cloud over the last three years, most agencies have tempered their desires and excitement because of security concerns. Agency chief information officers have struggled to satisfactorily answer a number of questions regarding data ownership and protection, and how do the existing cross-agency cyber initiatives fit into the cloud structure.

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ROI and its Role in Procurement

ROI and its Role in Procurement

Via headexposed.com by Nelson Nigel

Return on investment is a metric used to measure whether an investment is going to return profits in large or small amount compared to the amount released for the investment. It is also used to calculate which investments are worth keeping.

Measuring return of Investment (or ROI for short) is done by dividing the difference between profits gained and cost of investment over the cost of the investment. The result is expressed in ratio.

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The government shutdown and its impact on contracting

The government shutdown and its impact on contracting

FederalNewsRadio.com []

Beth Ferrell, partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, will discuss best practices for contractors in a government shutdown environment.
October 1, 2013

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New Procurement System: Innovative Ways to Improve Public Procurement

headexposed.com [u’Nelson Nigel’]

What is public procurement? The public procurement process is a system used by the federal government to purchase goods and services—basically anything from billion-dollar weapons systems and satellites to human resources. The goal in public sector procurement process is to increase competition by offering fair access to […]

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The Role of Data in the Future of Procurement

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The Role of Data in the Future of Procurement

Most people understand the benefits of electronic procurement in terms of transparency and process efficiency but doesn’t the highest impact come from the real (or near) real time data it delivers?

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Demystifying Government Procurement

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About 80% of all federal procurement dollars were spent acquiring products and services via contracts valued above $1 million. About 12% of all federal procurement dollars were spent via contracts valued between $150,000 and $1 million.

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