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Federal Contracting Activities and Contract Types

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I will address several points in this paper regarding Federal Contracting Activities and Contract Type techniques. The first point addressed a brief overview and background history of the company CACI International Inc. I will also discuss a recent contract that was awarded to CACI International Inc. and some major components that may have contributed to the success of winning the contract. Finally I will conclude with indirect as well as direct factors associated with the dynamics of the contract.

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CACI was founded in July of 1962 by two astonishing individuals: Herb Karr, a practical and visionary businessman, and Harry Markowitz, a programming intellect. These entrepreneurs procured an unsupported public domain software language, realized it presented a promising business opportunity and created a company to train and support its users. In a short period of time Herb and Harry went from doing business on a park bench to beginning a successful venture in the nascent computer industry.

CACI continued to leverage trends and identify the most promising technologies and markets. In 1970, CACI pioneered easy-to-use database retrieval programs for the Department of Commerce. Leveraging this technology to projects for the departments of Defense and Justice. This solution expanded the development clients enabling CACI to keep both organizations as preeminent sources of business to this day.

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