Posts Tagged: NCMA

Is It Time to Professionalize Contract Management?

It’s the problem that won’t seem to go away: for decades, government agencies, academics and industry associations have identified a lack of expertise and training among acquisition personnel as a key challenge for the acquisition workforce. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, acknowledged the problem, adding a new goal toRead… Read more »

NCMA Tysons Welcomes Government Employees

NCMA Tysons Welcomes Government Employees We welcome new members! Membership in NCMA brings the benefits of enhanced networking, professional education and dialogue with industry counterparts in a neutral forum. With the Government shutdown behind us we encourage Federal Government employees to visit and network with us at our NCMA Tysons monthly dinner meetings, networking andRead… Read more »

Widening the Aperture of Acquisition & the Acquisition Team

By Mike Ipsaro PMP, CCE/A, Technical Director Today’s fiscally constrained environment is being felt in many places, including acquisition. The Federal Government spends billions to execute its missions through acquisitions. After talking with one of my colleagues about the impact on the acquisition discipline, she astutely said “though resources may be narrowing, the way youRead… Read more »

Get Certified a Federal Contracts Manager by NCMA

2013-2014 Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) Exam Prep Study Materials NCMA Tysons is proud to announce that the most comprehensive Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) course offered anywhere in the NCMA is all new, and available for purchase! Don’t accept imitations or substitutes. Can’t get into a CFCM Study group? NCMA Prep Courses? No problem.Read… Read more »

NCMA DC Chapter Speed Mentoring Event – February 28, 2013

REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW: “What advice do you have for new contracting professionals?” “What type of training are leaders recommending for career development?” “How do I handle making a mistake?” These are just some of the questions and concerns that are on the minds of many of today’s acquisition professionals. In response, theRead… Read more »

Project of the Week: NCMA’s Contract Management Leadership Development Program

A couple weeks ago, I saw a comment by Jaime Gracia over in our Young Acquisition Professionals (YAP) group regarding the Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) for up and coming contracting stars. So I asked Jaime if he could share a bit more about it so that more potential applicants could throw their hatsRead… Read more »

Award Opportunity – NCMA Outstanding Academic Achievement Award – Deadline Mar 31, 2011

The Washington DC Chapter of NCMA offers a cash award for outstanding academic achievements in contracting. If you are (or know of) a deserving individiual, please apply. Past recipients of this award have gone on to do great things in federal procurement. They have become NCMA Chapter leaders, chaired the FAR Council, become office heads,Read… Read more »

Communications Are Vital to Improving Acquisitions

Two opposing views have emerged this week regarding communications with industry. According to Sen McCaskill (D-MO), chairwoman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Contracting Oversight Subcommittee, the current relationship has apparently clouded the judgment of contracting officials to the point where objectivity has been compromised in contract award decisions. During a recentRead… Read more »

UPCOMING WEBINAR ON THE “TBC ACQUISITION METHOD.” The TBC method enables Government Agencies to reduce expenses and actually create real opportunities for government workers during economic downturns

Many government officials including mayors, council members, city administrators, public purchasing officials, CIO (IT) directors, and more are looking for ways to provide services and not layoff workers. Today, there is not enough tax revenue available to support budgets. There is an option–it’s called the Transitional Benefits Corporation Methodwhich provides real opportunities for continued governmentRead… Read more »