Effective Quality Control to Support Your Customer

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When you decide to purchase a certain product or pay for a needed service, it is your expectation that you will receive something of value and of good quality.    When quality is not up to par, think about how it makes you feel.  I have been places where my first visit was my last due […]

Market Research for Small Business in a Time of Limited Interaction

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Every year the federal government awards contracts worth $100 billion to small businesses, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA).  That makes for a lot of opportunity, but there’s stiff competition to win those contracts.  Relationships, connections and trust are crucial to doing business with the government, advises the SBA on one of its blogs.  […]

Is It Time to Professionalize Contract Management?

Michael Fischetti, NCMA Executive Director

It’s the problem that won’t seem to go away:  for decades, government agencies, academics and industry associations have identified a lack of expertise and training among acquisition personnel as a key challenge for the acquisition workforce. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, acknowledged the problem, adding a new goal to […]