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NCMA's Contract Management News
January 9, 2013
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NCMA welcomes submissions of papers for the Seventh Annual Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program. Theoretical and empirical papers relevant to the practice of contract management may be submitted for consideration in one of three categories: graduate research, professional research, and undergraduate. The winner in each of the two research categories will be awarded a $5,000 prize, and the papers will be published in the Journal of Contract Management. The winner in the undergraduate writing category will be awarded a $1,000 prize, and will be published in Contract Management magazine. Authors of all first-place papers will be invited to present their papers at a World Congress. All papers must be received by 11:59 pm eastern time on January 15 to be considered. Learn more at www.ncmahq.org/macfarlan.

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CBO: 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Carries $4 Trillion Price Tag Over Next Decade

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House Approves 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal; Bill Headed to Obama's Desk

Pentagon Goes on an $8 Billion Year-End Technology Spending Spree

New GSA Travel Advisory Panel Will Review Per Diem Methodology


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January 22: Capability Statements: The View from Both Sides of the Table—Evaluating and Creating Capability Statements

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February 7: IDIQ Contracts: The Life Cycle of Task and Delivery Orders in Today's Procurement Environment

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February 21: Lowest-Price Technically Acceptable vs. Best Value Source Selection

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March 7: FAR/DFARs Updates

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Awards and Recognition

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W. Gregor Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program Award—Submissions Due January 15!

This award recognizes excellence in contract management research and writing in a variety of basic disciplines as long as the research is relevant to the contract management field. 

NCMA Global Contracting Award—Submissions Due January 15!

This award recognizes those contracting professionals who have contributed significantly to acquisition operations or acquisition policy. The award was initially established with the efforts of ESI International. 

NCMA Awards are a great way to recognize your staff or colleagues. Learn more>>

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