Successfully Quarterbacking Government Contract Closeout Files

Stadium Cleanup

Imagine a college football game day – large crowds of fans, student colors, marching bands, and the cacophony of noise. Once the last touchdown is scored and the crowds leave, the crew that remains behind has the important job of ensuring things are brought to a close and all is in place. Representatives who contribute […]

What Elements of BBP 2.0 are Important to IT Programs and Why?

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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 under Acquisition Technology &Logistics (AT&L), […]

Does Your Organization’s Roadmap Have Enough Intersections?

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In this time of tight budgets and mandates to do more or the same with less, the need for innovation is greater than ever.   This is the case wherever you add value to your organization, including acquisition. Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect, talks about intersections as “the place that ideas from different groups […]

My Military to Private Sector Transition – Seven Lessons Learned

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I retired in March after 30 years as a US Naval Officer.  It was the end of a rewarding career that included travel, challenging work and camaraderie, but I knew that it was also the beginning of a new post-military chapter.  While I was excited about the possibilities and confident in my skills honed in […]