The Morning Meeting

By Scott Tibbitts It was fourteen years ago, and I remember it well. It seemed that the right hand didn’t know what the left was doing. It was crazy.

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Tell Me About Your Lemonade Stand

By Scott Tibbitts Firm fixed price (FFP) contracting is a sporty proposition. An FFP program that is significantly overrunning will bring a company to its knees. Conversely, when successful, profits can be substantial.

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Fly Away

By Scott Tibbitts At 1 a.m. the phone rang, waking my wife and me. Karla, whose husband Kurt worked for our company, explained that Kurt had not come home from work that night. She was worried, and wanted to know if I had any idea where he might be.

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As Small As Possible

By Scott Tibbitts This story begins with a bit of serendipity: I was on a trip to see a Shuttle launch and I happened to sit next to a guy who was in charge of batteries for Space Systems/Loral.

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