Category Archives: Contract Work

Let (Make) the Customer Do It ?

Major Range Test Facility Bases (MRTFBs) are government owned entitities that do military testing. The core of their work force is military, civilian employees, and support contractors. Their customers are acquisition program program offices, and defense (provider) contractors such as … Continue reading

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After Seeing the Bad, Please Show Me the Good

I’ve seen the critique of the PTO growing from multiple directions, most recently on Slashdot. What bothers me is that it’s all too easy to find the bad patents we can all laugh at. If we need non-obvious, and non-trivial, … Continue reading

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DARPA Grand Challenge is not Acquisitions

Steve Kelman’s article in the November 21st issue of Federal computer Weekly is either a parody or totally overstepping his understanding of the situation. He gets it right in the second sentence when he says DARPA was “…seeking to encourage … Continue reading

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Personal Dynamic Range

Doing many things simultaneously eventually makes you let go of something. Continue reading

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Forcing Choices on Customers

Do customers want options, or do they want to be told what they need and then sold the solution? Why would anybody want options? At most, options are on the path to a solution. But anybody who’s short on time … Continue reading

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