For a better part of twelve years the federal budget has been pretty ample and programs were free to operate in a much more flexible environment. “Supplemental” allotments of funding were in large supply at the Department of Defense (DoD). Then the faucet began to close as the wars have begun to wind down and […]
Routine monitoring of your acquisition program is important but is it enough to prevent problems that could damage your mission? Conducting a program assessment can reveal insights on a program’s health that will not only lead to a better outcome, but could also improve other programs and the organization as a whole.
America’s national pastime just wrapped up with the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Tigers in the World Series. As I was preparing to speak at the NCMA Government Contract Management Conference (GCMC) on Supplier Relationships and Basic Agreements, I was struck with a baseball analogy to explain the power of these little-used Agreements:What if Giant Gregor Blanco’s […]
Welcome to our new Integrity Matters blog. We want this to be a forum to share best practices and the latest thinking on acquisition and program management. We hope you will join in the conversation. Look for blog posts from our team of experienced Fellows and company leaders on everything from austerity to oversight to […]