Administration of Government Contracts


Author: John Cibinic,Ralph C. Nash,James F. Nagle
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 0808014358
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1414
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This unbiased analysis of statutes, regulations, and case law clarifies the complex rules of federal procurement policies, explaining the processes that government personnel and contractors must follow in every aspect of government contracting--from inception to completion. Topics include contract administration and personnel, contract interpretation, risk allocation, changes, delays, pricing of adjustments, and much more.

Blood Money

Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq
Author: T. Christian Miller
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316030813
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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It was supposed to be quick, easy, and cheap: the Bush administration promised American taxpayers that Iraqi oil revenues would pay for it all. But thousands of lives and billions of dollars later, the Iraqi reconstruction is an undeniable failure, overrun by staggering corruption, waste, and incompetence. In BLOOD MONEY, "top-flight investigative reporter" (Mother Jones) T. Christian Miller reveals how the Bush administration failed to keep its promises and allowed a nation to tumble into chaos. Widely hailed as one of the most important books about the quagmire, BLOOD MONEY is essential reading for anyone who cares about the fate of Iraq, and about America's place in the world.

Cost-Reimbursement Contracting


Author: Ralph C. Nash Jr,John C. Cibinic Jr,John Jr. Cibinic
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808034087
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1464
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This seminal text was originally authored by John Cibinic, Jr. and Ralph C. Nash, Jr., Professors and co-founders of the Government Contracts Program at the National Law Center of George Washington University. Now in its Fourth Edition, it is fully updated by Professor Nash and Steven Knight, also a successful attorney and teacher on government contracts law and policy. Cost-Reimbursement Contracting, contains material on the formation of cost-reimbursement contracts as well as their administration from cradle to grave, with special emphasis on the detailed rules governing the allowability of costs. The book is organized in a clear and logical manner, and makes use of a large number of headings and subheadings to distinguish among the numerous detailed issues that arise in this area. The headings and subheadings also appear in a detailed table of contents, which provides a clear roadmap that shows the fundamental logic of each chapter. A comprehensive subject index can also be used to locate specific topics. In addition to fully updating the text, this new edition adds citations to hundreds of relevant statutes and regulations, as well as court, administrative board, and Government Accountability Office decisions, that were issued since the last edition was published. These citations provide and excellent source for additional research on relevant issues. This comprehensive text will save the reader countless hours and significant effort in researching important issues and legal precedent related to cost-reimbursement contracts. In addition, detailed familiarity with the content will help the reader gain important knowledge and insight, and establish expertise, in this complicated area of government contracting.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting


Author: Kenneth A. Adams
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313800
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 253
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The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation


Author: Kathryn E. Newcomer,Harry P. Hatry,Joseph S. Wholey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118893697
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 912
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The leading program evaluation reference, updated with the latest tools and techniques The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation provides tools for managers and evaluators to address questions about the performance of public and nonprofit programs. Neatly integrating authoritative, high-level information with practicality and readability, this guide gives you the tools and processes you need to analyze your program's operations and outcomes more accurately. This new fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised, with new coverage of the latest evaluation methods, including: Culturally responsive evaluation Adopting designs and tools to evaluate multi-service community change programs Using role playing to collect data Using cognitive interviewing to pre-test surveys Coding qualitative data You'll discover robust analysis methods that produce a more accurate picture of program results, and learn how to trace causality back to the source to see how much of the outcome can be directly attributed to the program. Written by award-winning experts at the top of the field, this book also contains contributions from the leading evaluation authorities among academics and practitioners to provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference on the topic. Valid and reliable data constitute the bedrock of accurate analysis, and since funding relies more heavily on program analysis than ever before, you cannot afford to rely on weak or outdated methods. This book gives you expert insight and leading edge tools that help you paint a more accurate picture of your program's processes and results, including: Obtaining valid, reliable, and credible performance data Engaging and working with stakeholders to design valuable evaluations and performance monitoring systems Assessing program outcomes and tracing desired outcomes to program activities Providing robust analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data Governmental bodies, foundations, individual donors, and other funding bodies are increasingly demanding information on the use of program funds and program results. The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation shows you how to collect and present valid and reliable data about programs.

The Government Contracts Reference Book

A Comprehensive Guide to the Language of Procurement
Author: CCH Incorporated,Ralph C. Nash,Ralph C. Nash, Jr.,Steven L. Schooner,Karen R. O'Brien-DeBakey
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9780808028956
Category: Law
Page: 560
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Save time and eliminate errors with this quick-reference, A-Z guide to the language of procurement! Successful government contracting requires the use of precise, up-to-date terminology, as well as a firm understanding of current regulatory and case law. This quick-reference guide saves time and makes your job easier by providing ready definitions for more than 1500 terms, phrases and acronyms used in government procurement. Completely up-to-date terminology reflects statutory and regulatory changes, including some 600 terms relating directly to the rules and procedures mandated by various statutes and regulations, including: the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, the Clinger-Cohen Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulation and agency FAR supplements. Written by preeminent experts on government contracts, Ralph C. Nash, Jr., Karen O'Brien-DeBakey, and Steven L. Schooner, The Government Contracts Reference Book provides clear explanations for general terms related to government procurement, as well as agency-specific terms from the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Department of Energy, other agencies. Each explanation includes a summary of where the term is used in the statutes or regulations, including citations to the source documents. Organized in an easy-to-use alphabetical format and fully cross-referenced, this essential reference will help you manage all aspects of the procurement process with greater efficiency and confidence. The ideal starting point for further research! When you need to explore a term or topic further, The Government Contracts Reference Book serves as an invaluable research tool. You'll find: Current citations to FAR, DFARS, DEAR, NFS and other regulations, as well as to pertinent statutes, federal court decisions, administrative board decisions, and other important material Frequent references to sources of additional information, including some 50 texts, scores of articles from more than 30 different periodicals and many other types of documents issued by both government and private industry Web and Internet addresses for dozens of government and industry resources are also included Cross-references provided in ALL CAPS for ease of use

Handbook of Massachusetts Land Use and Planning Law

Zoning, Subdivision Control, and Nonzoning Alternatives
Author: Mark Bobrowski,Aspen Publishers
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735530041
Category: Law
Page: 781
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When you're dealing with any piece of real estate in Massachusetts, you need to understand the applicable land use regulations and cases. Bobrowski's Handbook of Massachsetts Land Use and Planning Law provides all the insightful analysis and practical, expert advice you need, with detailed coverage of such important issues as:Affordable housingSpecial permit and variance decisionsZoning in BostonNonconforming uses and structuresAdministrative appeal proceduresEnforcement requestsBuilding permitsVested rightsAgricultural use exemptionsCurrent tests for exactionsSLAPP suit proceduresImpact feesCivil rights challenges.Helpful tables facilitate convenient case law review, while forms and extensive cross-references add to the book's usefulness.

Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations


Author: Dennis L. Dresang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113481657X
Category: Political Science
Page: 386
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The long-awaited new edition of this highly praised text includes full coverage of policy issues and professional practice in nonprofit organizations, as well as at federal, state, and local levels of government. Retaining its accessible writing style, this sixth edition: examines the latest management theories (such as employee engagement and motivation) and current issues including disability, privatization, merit systems, and family and medical leave; roots the discussion in public policy issues, providing students with a better understanding of the actors involved and the broader context of personnel administration;????? provides abundant pedagogical tools, including learning objectives, summaries, and discussion questions, to guide student understanding and foster critical thinking; includes exercises and case studies throughout the book for individual or group work, helping students apply public personnel management concepts to real world situations. In addition to full coverage of the increasingly important role of personnel management in nonprofit organizations, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to include timely material on the effects of the 2008 global recession, public service contracting, public sector unions, security concerns, performance measurement, remote management, management of volunteers, the challenges and opportunities of developing an organizational culture, and lessons from the experiences of countries around the world. This is a textbook that is ideally suited to prepare students to manage people, effectively, whether in government, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, or in the private sector.

Antitrust Law

An Analysis of Antitrust Principles and Their Application : Index and Tables Pamphlet
Author: Phillip E. Areeda
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780735564282
Category:
Page: 631
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Elder Law Answer Book


Author: Robert B. Fleming,Lisa Nachmias Davis
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
ISBN: 9780735580565
Category: Law
Page: 1312
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Written by nationally-known elder law practitioners, Robert B. Fleming and Lisa Nachmias Davis, the Elder Law Answer Book gathers the most current legal, regulatory, and practice guidelines from the core topics of elder law, long-term care, estate planning, retirement planning, healthcare decision making, and rights of the elderly -- and presents this information in a thoroughly integrated, easy-access reference. The all-new Third Edition of Elder Law Answer Book helps you render sound advice and give reliable guidance on: Medicaid and Long-Term Care Planning Estate Planning Probate and Trust Administration Special Needs Trusts Medicare And More! Only Elder Law Answer Book delivers 'How-to' explanations of the guiding rule or regulation, along with current citations to the relevant cases and statutes--including the Deficit Reduction Act Expert legal analysis of the special rules and how they typically apply Detailed information about each of the disparate, but frequently related, aspects of elder law practice--age discrimination, nursing home rights, Medicaid and other public benefits programs, as well as traditional estate planning and administration Real-world practice examples that help you implement the applicable rules or guidelines in a wide variety of situations Extensive cross-references to related topics--for fast and easy research Index and at-a-glance list of questions that help you zero in on the exact information you are looking for

Alternative Clauses to Standard Construction Contracts


Author: S. Gregory Joy,Eugene J. Heady
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454845157
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1221
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In recent years, there have been many changes to the construction industryand’s standard form contracts, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Engineer Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) documents. Additionally, a new family of contract documents, known as Consensus DOCS was created by agreement among various construction contractor, subcontractor, owner, and surety trade associations. Alternative Clauses to Standard Construction Contracts, Fourth Edition provides instant access to amendments to AIA, AGC, EJCDC and Consensus DOCS for owners, architects and contractors. This unique resource covers all major documents in use throughout the construction industry and enables you to compare between the different documents. It delivers practice-proven amendments clause-by-clause. It tells you specifically what to insert and delete in order to reach the ends your client desires. And it goes so deep, it even covers contractors amendments for agreements with subcontractors. While it is absolutely essential to stay current with these standard agreements, it is imperative that everyone involved in negotiating and drafting construction contracts also have access to practice-proven modifications that strengthen the language on behalf of clients. If the other parties to your agreement have access to this bookand—and you donand’tand—youand’re placed at a significant disadvantage every step of the way. Let the experts from Smith, Currie and& Hancock provide you with invaluable support when negotiating or drafting construction contracts.

Designing and Managing Programs

An Effectiveness-Based Approach
Author: Peter M. Kettner,Robert M. Moroney,Lawrence L. Martin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483388328
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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The Fifth Edition of the classic Designing and Managing Programs for human services helps readers grasp the meaning and significance of measuring performance and evaluating outcomes. Authors Peter M. Kettner, Robert M. Moroney, and Lawrence L. Martin, all leaders in the field, incorporate the principles of effectiveness-based planning as they address the steps of designing, implementing, and evaluating a human services program at the local agency level. Meaningful examples at every stage of the process—from problem analysis and needs assessment to evaluating effectiveness and calculating costs—enhance reader understanding of how concepts are implemented in the real world.

The Legal Environment of Business


Author: Roger E. Meiners,Al H. Ringleb,Frances L. Edwards
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133751604X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 792
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With THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 13E readers can enjoy a practical introduction to the structure and function of the legal system from the perspective of the professional non-lawyer. While the authors note the system’s strong legal heritage, the book emphasizes the nuts and bolts of basic legal rules that most significantly impact business today. This popular book adapts a traditional case focus to address the unique needs of future and current business students. Clear, concise coverage of a wide range of timely topics introduces key points of law using business-specific examples and realistic scenarios. The authors’ readable style complements their extensive knowledge of domestic and international business to make this book a favorite among both professionals and learners new to the legal environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The State of the Public Service


Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264047999
Category:
Page: 96
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This book takes stock of the main changes in the management of public services across OECD countries over the past 20 years.

Administrative Law


Author: Timothy Endicott
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198714505
Category: Law
Page: 650
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Administrative Law explains the constitutional principles of the subject and brings clarity to this complex field of public law. The common law courts, government agencies, and Parliament have developed a wide variety of techniques for controlling the enormously diverse activities of twenty-first century government. Underlying all that variety is a set of constitutional principles. This book uses the law of judicial review to identify and to explain these principles, and then shows how they ought to be worked out in the private law of tort and contract, in the new Tribunals Service, and in non-judicial techniques such as investigations by ombudsmen, auditors, and other government agencies. The aim is to equip the reader to apply the constitutional principles to the problems of administrative law. The author uses a range of learning features to make complex points accessible. Chapters start with a 'look for' section which outlines the key ideas in each chapter, then 'from the mists of time' boxes and pop quizzes appear throughout, and each chapter is wrapped up with a 'take home message', critical questions, and a list of further reading. Online Resource Centre Administrative Law is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, which provides a unique resource for the subject. Features include: - Notes on key cases - Links to reports of important judgments, legislation, and other resources - Suggestions for answering the questions in the text - Updates to the law - A guide to the literature of administrative law - An online glossary - A guide for teachers

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance


Author: Jonathon Berk,Peter DeMarzo,Jarrod Harford,Guy Ford,Vito Mollica,Nigel Finch
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1442564644
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 769
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Core concepts. Contemporary ideas. Outstanding, innovative resources. To succeed in your business studies, you will need to master core finance concepts and learn to identify and solve many business problems. Learning to apply financial metrics and value creation as inputs to decision making is a critical skill in any kind of organisation. Fundamentals of Corporate Finance shows you how to do just that. Berk presents the fundamentals of business finance using the Valuation Principle as a clear, unifying framework. Throughout the text, its many applications use familiar Australian examples and makes consistent use of real-world data. This Australian adaptation of the highly successful US text Fundamentals of Corporate Finance features a high-calibre author team of respected academics. The second edition builds on the strengths of the first edition, and incorporates updated figures, tables and facts to reflect key developments in the field of finance. For corporate finance or financial management students, at undergraduate or post-graduate level.