Advocating for the Contract Management Community

NCMA represents the contract management community—its members, organizations and practices—to the people and institutions that matter. As part of our advocacy efforts, we provide information to our members on issues, trends, legislation, and regulations that will affect them and their organizations, and information to legislators, regulators, employers, the press, and the public to help them understand the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the contract management community. Advocacy is part of NCMA′s core mission and it is provided as part of your basic membership benefits. NCMA does not lobby—we don′t propose specific legislation per se, but we do inform and educate the people that make the rules under which our members operate. We encourage members to engage in our advocacy program by staying informed and providing feedback through this Web site on issues and actions as they occur.

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Position Papers

Open Letter to Government Employees: Becoming Engaged with NCMA Enhances Professionalism and Mission Success

August 2010

In November 2009, NCMA published an Open Letter to Government Employees that provided our guidance on how government employees could interact with NCMA (and other professional associations) effectively within federal code of conduct rules. This letter has been revised slightly to correct some typographical errors and to improve clarity of certain guidelines, and to be consistent with input from the Office of Government Ethics and the Department of Defense Standards of Conduct Office. We have also provided a link to the SOCO guidance for your information. Please contact NCMA Executive Director Michael Fischetti at 800-344-8096 x1123 or email with any comments or questions.

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Legislation and Regulation

Bill to Prohibit Agencies from Mandating Deployment of Vulnerabilities in Data Security Technologies Introduced in Senate and House - 01/08/2015
On December 4, 2014, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the “Secure Data Act of 2014” (S. 2981).

DOC Issues Final Rule Expanding Scope of Restrictions on Exports of Microprocessors - 01/08/2015
On December 17, 2014, the DOC Bureau of Industry and Security issued a final rule amending the microprocessor military end-use and end-user control in the Export Administration Regulations.

DOD Issues Final Rule Eliminating Requirement for Quarterly Reporting of Actual Contract Performance Outside the United States - 01/08/2015
On December 11, 2014, DOD issued a final rule amending the DFARS to eliminate the requirement at DFARS 252.225-7006, “Quarterly Reporting of Actual Contract Performance Outside the United States,” for quarterly reporting of actual contract performance outside the United States, which is not required by statute.

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