We are committed to conducting rigorous research to
advance the understanding of the key challenges affecting
our clients and key stakeholders. The articles and
presentations below highlight some of the important work
that key personnel at Beyond Optimal Strategic Solutions
have led or participated in. For more information on any of
the topics below please contact us at
Contracting Organization Workload and Performance", October
2011, Contract Management.
Contracting Command Workforce Model Analysis" NPS
Acquisition Research Program; Feb, 2012.
"Determining the Appropriate Size of the Contracting
Workforce: Yes We Can!" NPS
Acquisition Research Program; Apr, 2011.
“Army Contracting Command Demographics: Trends,
Implications, and Opportunities.” With David Lamm.
NPS Acquisition Research Program; Sep 2009.
“Perceptions of Corporate Entrepreneurship in Air Force
Organizations: Antecedents and Outcomes.” With C. Wood, D.
Holt, and B. Hudgens, Journal of Small Business and
“Building and Maintaining Technical Relationships: An
Evaluation of the In-Q-Tel Model.” With M. Belko and K.
Heppard, Journal of Cost Analysis and Management.
“DoD is not IBM: The Challenges of Implementing Strategic
Sourcing in Defense Acquisition.”
“Going to War with Defense Contractors: A Case Study of
Mindset in Air Force Organizations: Antecedents and
“Industry Best Practices: Bringing Them to Public
“Transforming DoD Organizations Through the Identification
and Utilization of Creative Capacity.”
“Evolutionary Acquisition: An
Analysis of Defense Procurement and Recommendations for
“Symposium on Transforming Defense Acquisition:
Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Processes.”
"I Get by With a Little Help From My Friends:
Entrepreneurship in Rock and Roll
“Automating Supplier Evaluations: USAF Acquisition
“Balancing Socioeconomic and Public Procurement Reform
Goals: Effective Metrics for Measuring Small Business
Participation in Public Procurement.”
“The Challenge Of Bringing Industry Best Practices To Public
Procurement: Strategic Sourcing And Commodity Councils.”
“Procurement Spend Analysis: Improving Enterprise Buying
“The Impact of Federal Government Acquisition Reform on
United States Small Business Entrepreneurs.”
“The Challenge of Bringing Industry Best Practices to
Public Procurement: Strategic Sourcing and Commodity
“Balancing Socioeconomic and Public
Procurement Reform Goals: Effective Metrics for Measuring
Small Business Participation in Public Procurement.”
as venture capitalist: Identifying and developing technology
as a core competency.”
government more entrepreneurial: Is it possible?”
“Strategic Sourcing: The Future of Outsourcing in the DoD.”
“Entrepreneurship in the New Competitive Landscape.”
For more information on any of the
topics below please contact us at