NCMA Announces Winners of the W. Gregor Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program

May 16, 2011

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NCMA Announces Winners of the W. Gregor Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program

ASHBURN, VA--May 16, 2011-The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is pleased to announce the winners of the Fifth Annual W. Gregor Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program.

Professional Category-First Place
Winner: Rene G. Rendon
Paper: "Assurance of Learning in Contract Management Education"

Graduate Category-First Place
Winner: Timothy Bunting
Paper: "Lock-Out Specifications: An Argument for Systemic Reform"

A $5,000 prize will be awarded for each first place winning paper. The winners will present their papers at World Congress, July 10-13, 2011, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

Professional Category-Honorable Mention
Winner: Joe Pegnato
Paper: "What is the Right Balance between Outsourcing Government Work to the Private Sector Versus Performing the Work In-House?"

Graduate Category-Honorable Mention
Winner: Gregory Harding
Paper: "Technological Solutions for Safeguarding the Federal Procurement System"

All four papers will be published in the Journal of Contract Management.

For over 40 years, W. Gregor Macfarlan served the contract management profession as a researcher, author, mentor, and teacher. He once served as NCMA's national president, and held numerous volunteer leader positions with NCMA and the Washington DC Chapter. Still active in the profession at the time of his passing in 2005, he was a senior research associate at LMI Consulting, Inc., in McLean, Virginia.

About NCMA
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