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Something for Nothing–“Cash Flow” as a Contract Incentive


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Authors: John Pritchard and John Krieger

During our combined 70 years in acquisitions, we often have wondered why the government believes it needs to devote additional resources for incentives to achieve a benefit. The government actually has complete control over one of the strongest contract incentives possible—cash flow. Most important, in our fiscally constrained, sequestration-challenged environment, this incentive wouldn’t require additional resources: It uses funds already budgeted or obligated. Unfortunately, we haven’t really tried to exploit it as we should. So let’s get to it.

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Did the Navy Get Taken?


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Author: John Krieger

Krieger is an intermittent professor of contract management at the Defense Systems Management College’s School of Program Managers at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and is an independent consultant with more than 35 years of government experience in contracting and acquisition.

“Think. The first responsibility of the acquisition workforce is to think. We need to be true professionals who apply our education, training and experience through analysis and creative, informed thought to address our daily decisions. Our workforce should be encouraged by leaders to think and not to automatically default to a perceived school solution just because it is expected to be approved more easily. BBP 2.0, like BBP 1.0, is not rigid dogma—it is guidance subject to professional judgment.”

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Aesop’s Guide to Space Acquisition Glimpses of Past and Future


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Authors: John Krieger, William “Lance” Krieger, and Rick Larned

10 United States Code (U.S.C.)  § 2273—Policy regarding assured access to space: national security payloads, establishes the requirement for the President to ensure our access to space.

(a)  Policy—It is the policy of the United States for the President to undertake actions appropriate to ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that the United States has the capabilities necessary to launch and insert United States national security payloads into space whenever such payloads are needed in space.

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An Immodest Proposal Making a Profit on Defense Programs


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Author: John Krieger

Faced with declining budgets and the spectre of sequestration under the Budget Control Act, the Department of Defense must do much more than it has ever done in the past to get more bang for the buck. This is usually translated to mean greater quantities for the same funding.

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Knowing and Loving Your KO A Guide for Program Managers Part 2: Getting to Yes


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Author: John Krieger

Part 1 (Defense AT&L November-December 2011) outlined the challenges for DoD program managers (PMs) in working with contracting officers (KOs). It noted that the statement of guiding principles for the Federal Acquisition System gives acquisition teams the authority to make innovative and sound acquisition decisions unless specifically prohibited by law or the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). How do you, as the PM, get your KO to say “yes”?

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