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Spring 2018

FEATURES
Cyber Security-Everyone's Business

Valerie Rhodes-Sorrelle, M.P.A, C.P.M.
Cyber security is a hot topic today and it will
remain so for ages. What can we do to further
cyber security? A great start is to read and heed
this excellent article submitted by our colleague,
Valerie Rhodes-Sorrelle of Grand Valley
State University.

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Scammed-How to Protect
Your University

Vanessa Wong, CPSM
The rise of attempts by scammers to misdirect
payments has many colleges and universities
highly concerned. Rightly so. Some institutions
have been victims, incurring significant losses.
But, there are measures that institutions can take
to minimize these threats and keep the assets
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of the enterprise well safeguarded.

Have Festival, Will Travel: Virginia's
Advocacy Program for Small-, Women-,
and Minority-owned Businesses
Mark Cartwright, CPSM, CPSD
It is always a best practice to share insights
on engaging and impactful supplier-diversity
programming. In this article, we are treated
to the goings-on of SWaMfest, a premier
educational and outreach event championed
by the Virginia Association of State College
and University Purchasing Professionals.

MESSAGES
Letter from the CEO

Melanie Freeman,
Interim CEO, NAEP
Spring is a time of transition and
growth. NAEP continues to grow and
move forward.

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ADVERTISERS
Index to Advertisers

DEPARTMENTS

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What Is It You Can't Do?

Bob Ashby, C.P.M., CPCM
Our Master Mentor once again delivers a
delightful story-and an inspiring testimonial-
each of which encourages personal
commitment, persistence, planning, and doing.

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Heard on the Street: New Hot Topics
from the NAEP Exchange

Greg Macway
We all can agree that there is no shortage of things
to worry about when it comes to higher education
procurement. Everyone has challenges and
questions. The NAEP Exchange remains the
premier resource where members can seek help,
share ideas, compare notes, and get answers.
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Here are several real-life examples.

Building a Fund of Sustainability
Knowledge, One Book at a Time-
Part Eight

Brian K. Yeoman
In this 8th in his series of book reviews, Brian
whets our appetites for Asphalt Nation and
Cool Companies, two books essential to our
understanding of vehicles and human behavior,
on the problematic end of the spectrum, and of
process improvement and "lean" concepts,
on the solution end.

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Best and Final: Crowdsourcing
Beyond the Buzzword

Ryan Holliday, J.D.
While crowdsourcing may have lost the shine and
luster it had in the past, should we abandon it
altogether? No, says our colleague, Ryan Holiday.
We simply need to find the right crowd!

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Spring 2018
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018

Letter from the CEO
Cyber Security—Everyone’s Business
Scammed—How to Protect Your University
Have Festival, Will Travel: Virginia’s Advocacy Program for Small-, Women-, and Minority-owned Businesses
What Is It You Can’t Do?
Heard on the Street: New Hot Topics from the NAEP Exchange
Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time— Part Eight
Best and Final: Crowdsourcing Beyond the Buzzword
Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Intro
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - cover1
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - cover2
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 3
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 4
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 5
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Letter from the CEO
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 7
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Cyber Security—Everyone’s Business
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 9
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 10
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 11
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Scammed—How to Protect Your University
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 13
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 14
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 15
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Have Festival, Will Travel: Virginia’s Advocacy Program for Small-, Women-, and Minority-owned Businesses
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 17
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - What Is It You Can’t Do?
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 19
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Heard on the Street: New Hot Topics from the NAEP Exchange
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 21
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time— Part Eight
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 23
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 24
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 25
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Best and Final: Crowdsourcing Beyond the Buzzword
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 27
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 28
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 29
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - cover3
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - cover4
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