Featured Interview With Gregory Tharp
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Greg Tharp has 20 years of experience as a librarian. He previously served as a member of the State of Connecticut Library Advisory Council on Library Planning and Development. He is a member of the American Library Association, Massachusetts Library Association, ARMA International, IACCM, American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Boston Bar Association.
Tharp holds a Paralegal Certificate from Boston University, a Master’s Certificate in Acquisitions and Contract Management from American Graduate University, an Advanced Certificate in Archives Management from Simmons University, a Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Bachelor of Science from Sacred Heart University where he was elected to Phi Eta Sigma and received the Passion for Learning Award. Tharp also holds a Certificate of Professional Librarianship from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and is a Second Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Mi Guk Kwan.
Additionally, he received acquisitions training at Defense Acquisitions University, Federal Acquisitions Institute, and the University of Virginia. He also received human resources training at HR University and legal training at New England Law Boston.
Tharp has authored journal articles on commercial government contracts in the Contracting Excellence Journal, the National Contract Management Association Journal of Contract Management, and has presented on commercial government contracts at the Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Symposium and has written a book on commercial government contracts published with Elivia Publishing. He has also co-authored an article on Chinese academic libraries in the Library Hi Tech journal and has presented on virtual reality in academic libraries at the Library Research Seminar VII.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have always enjoyed books and writing.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I don’t have a favorite author or genre. My writing is inspired by reading a variety of business books.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
This book will be of interest of those in the field of contract management in the United States government, the private sector, and internationally. This book is relevant to scholars and academics as well as both American and international policymakers, those working in the field of contract management, and those seeking to join the field of contract management. It will be useful for people interested in contracting with the United States government and in designing and implementing acquisitions and or contract management policy both in the United States of America and internationally. Lastly, it will be useful for people in a wide variety of industries, countries, and regions internationally and in the United States of America already contracting with the United States government or interested in contracting with the United States government in understanding how to terminate commercial contracts for convenience using United States of America procurement regulations.
A concise overview of the recommendations for usage of termination for convenience provisions, commercial government contracts, and cost recovery in commercial items contracts. Topics discussed include the Federal Acquisition Regulations System (FAR) as promogulated by the United States Congress, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the A201 commercial contracting standard as promogulated by the American Institute of Architects. Applicability of termination for convenience in commercial government contracts to sole source acquisitions and intelligence community acquisitions are also discussed. Net present value clauses, cash flow, and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are also discussed within the context of United States government contracts terminated for convenience.
Purpose, design/methodology/approach, findings, and originality/value are also discussed as it relates to both recommendations for the usage of termination clauses in commercial government contracts terminated for convenience and as it relates to both recommendations for the usage of termination clauses in commercial government contracts terminated for convenience and as it relates to cost recovery in commercial government contracts terminated for convenience using United States of America procurement regulations.
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