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robert_antonio

Member Since 15 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 03 2013 09:47 AM

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Bob Antonio's Blog > Wifcon.com: My Legacy; My Albatross

Posted 23 June 2013

 
Shortly after we celebrate our country's independence on July 4, 2013, Wifcon.com will end its 15th year on the internet. With much help from the Wifcon.com community, I've raised a growing teenager. When I started, I was 49 and my hair was so thick that I often shouted ouch or some obscenity when I combed it. Wifcon.com has existed in 3 decades an...


Bob Antonio's Blog > Some Thoughts On "FPIF Math"

Posted 15 May 2013

As we all know, federal agency budgets are being cut.  Those cuts will work their way into contracting programs.  Of course, that made me think about the abuse of the fixed-price incentive firm target (FPIF) contract.  Almost a decade ago, I posted an article I titled The Fixed-Price Incentive Firm Target Contract:  Not As Firm As the Name Suggests  .  Th...


Bob Antonio's Blog > A Subcontract Is . . . .

Posted 28 May 2012

It was the Fall of 1978 and I was walking down the steps from the contracting office at Rock Island Arsenal.  At this point in my contracting journey around the country, I was told that P. L. 95-507 had been signed into law.  I was reviewing contracts awarded under the Mandatory Small Business Subcontracting Test which was authorized by the Office of Fede...


Bob Antonio's Blog > A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Wifcon.com

Posted 17 March 2012

Over on the Wifcon Forum, a member started a topic called How to find the best places to work .  It made me remember how I became involved in contracting as an auditor for the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  I've laughed about it many times over the years.When I was hired, GAO had a rotation policy for its new employees (trainees).  There wer...


Bob Antonio's Blog > Just Call Me Johnson!

Posted 16 December 2011

Years ago, I had three stories from my life posted on Wifcon.com and they picked up a small following on the internet.  Since I usually add something from my life around Christmas to Wifcon.com, I thought I would add one of those three stories.  So here is, as it happened:  Just Call Me Johnson!  In the 1970s, when I first moved to the Washington D. C...