Matt Cornelius

Making best-in-class contracts better for innovation

In recent years, federal acquisition policy and practice has been a competition between two different priorities: Efficiency and innovation. Instead of…

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Air Force category management: Spend intelligently, not just by year’s end

In part 2 of their look at the Air Force’s procurement innovations, Tim Cooke and Anne Laurent explain why the service’s approach to category management…

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Jaclyn Smyth, Federal Security and Protection Category Manager for the Department of Homeland Security, talks with attendees of the government-wide working dog team kick-off meeting April 16, 2019, at the Air Force Security Forces Center Headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Over three days, members of ten federal agencies toured Air Force and DoD Military Working Dog facilities and shared information about their working dog programs - including challenges and best practices - and identified collaboration opportunities.

Air Force adds attitude to governmentwide category management

Tim Cooke and Anne Laurent detail how the Air Force is finding success in using business innovations to become better buyers.

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Federal News NetworkWalter Barnes, PM Consulting Group

Price competition driving some vendors to think differently

The president of PM Consulting Group said to be successful in the federal market, small firms have to think less about agency goals and more about how to solve specific business problems.

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