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NCMA's Contract Management News
February 6, 2013
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World Congress 2013—Call for Presentations—Proposals Due February 11

New NCMA Certification: Industry Certification in Contract Management (ICCM)

Federal Government Employees Approved to Attend NCMA Spring Training Forum

15 Great Leadership Lessons from John Kerry's Senate Farewell

Contract Management Week 2013

Procurement Chief: Government Shops as if it Were '130 Mid-Sized Businesses'

What the Heck is Operational Efficiency

Companies, Cities Prepare for Coming Defense Cuts

Expansion of Strategic Sourcing Worries Professional Services Contractors

Pentagon Policy Chief: Furloughs are Not a Sure Thing

Workers Prepare Budgets because Congress Won't

Defense Budget Cuts Hit Businesses, Localities

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Federal Acquisition Regulation as of January 1st

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In this Month’s CM Magazine
Contract Management Magazine

Shedding Light on Suspensions and Debarments: Why the "Corporate Dealth Penalty" is on the Rise, and How Contractors Can Avoid Being Suspended or Debarred

Intricacies of Contracts with the Federal Government Compared to Civilian Companies, Part 2

Swimming in the "Dangerous" Waters of the Acquisition Process

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NCMA Educational Opportunities, Tools, and Resources

Virtual Conferences


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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 (LPTA) and Best Value (BV): Finding Common Ground in Government Acquisition
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March 7: FAR/DFARs Updates
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March 21: Intellectual Property—Negotiation and Administration of Intellectual Property Rights and Software Licenses
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What makes NCMA's Education on Demand program great? The capability to tune in to the recordings of past NCMA webinars, virtual conferences, and annual conference sessions at your convenience. It's the best solution for getting yourself and your team acclimated as your schedule permits!

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Awards and Recognition

Contracts Professionalism Award

Excellence in Contracts Professionalism Award—Nominations Due February 15!

This award recognizes individuals with a remarkable reputation for professionalism and exceptional achievement in contract management. 

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

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