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By Tom Kuhn, PhD, Fellow As we move further into an unprecedented era of tighter budgets and post war downsizing, it makes sense to implement Better Buying Power 2.0, the directive published by Frank Kendall, Undersecretary for Acquisition at the Department of Defense (DoD), in April 2013. Bottom line – if you are a program… Read more »
By Craig Taylor, Senior Analyst The original implementation of DoD’s “Better Buying Power” initiative heavily promoted the use of Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract types. Many federal agencies adopted this approach with the intent to control costs and limit the Government’s risk exposure on acquisitions. This does not remove risk from the acquisition itself, and… Read more »
The Constitution Does Not Authorize Judicial Review Our teachers are wrong. The Constitution does not empower the Court to interpret the Constitution. The founders didn’t give that power to anyone. The Court decided that for itself. In 1803, six activist Supreme Court justices claimed for themselves the power of Judicial Review. It does not appear… Read more »
By John Coombs, CFCM, DAWIA III As fiscal pressures rise, senior leaders across the federal government place additional emphasis on Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) contracts. A prime example is the Department of Defense “Better Buying Power” memoranda. FFP contracting is an important method to add simplicity and cost efficiency, but with respect to services, FFP contracting… Read more »
If you are a project manager, you will have to deal with organizational politics in virtually every part of your work. Whether it’s trying to attract a sponsor, grab a star performer for your project team, or compete with another project manager for scarce resources, every decision you make will have a political impact. If… Read more »
With rising demand for energy and natural resources, machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions give utilities a powerful emerging tool for managing demand and promoting sustainability. To this end, Sprint is fast tracking M2M to the marketplace, collaborating with innovative companies that specialize in enhancing reliability, optimizing service delivery and improving efficiency. Sprint has announced agreements with Itron,… Read more »
“Just as the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so too do the manifestations of man find nourishment in the visions of our solitary dreamers.” – Wayne Dyer, author of The Power of Intention Today’s aspiring government leaders find themselves too often facing impossible challenges with few resources available to help them. More than… Read more »