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Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, Emeritus


Agencies are under pressure from the Obama administration and Congress to increase the use of fixed-price rather than cost-based contracts. Many contracting professionals have pushed back. However, in my view, we should see the new push not just as a threat but also as an opportunity to re-examine standard practices.


Kelman, Steven. "Rethinking Fixed-Price Contracting." Federal Computer Week. April 29, 2009.