1. There appears to be more unrest in the world this week, which of course brings with it the increased nervousness of analysts and speculators.  One of the real questions arising is whether India will abide by the US call for sanctions to buying Iranian oil.  According to a Bloomberg report, Oil Minister S. Jaipal Reddy, […]

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  2. In a recent conference in Charlotte hosted by Moore & Van Allen, I saw on a panel with Phillip Grigsby, SVP of Commercial Transmission at Duke Energy, and JoAnn Carlton, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Bank of America Merchant Services, LLC.  The latter is a company spun off by Bank of America for its […]

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  3. The significant challenges associated with federal acquisition policies are well documented.  Many  problems with government acquisition are related to contract management, often mentioned as a core competence for federal contract officers to be proficient in.  Some of the biggest opportunities in this space include the application of incentives for contractor performance, cost-reimbursement contracts approved by […]

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  4. The problems with the federal procurement process are well documented in the literature.  Bloggers have also suggested that new approaches be adopted by federal acquisition contract officers to apply the practice of “strategic sourcing”, that implies  that the collective buying power of the federal agencies can be leveraged to squeeze better prices from suppliers on common […]