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NCMA's Contract Management News
February 20, 2013
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New NCMA Certification: Industry Certification in Contract Management (ICCM)

Federal Government Employees Approved to Attend NCMA Spring Training Forum

House Moves to Extend Pay Freeze for Fed Workers

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Senate Democrats Offer a Proposal to Head Off Automatic Cuts

Senate Dems Unveil $110 Billion Sequester-Replacement Package

Analysis: Striking a New Deal for Defense

Continued Uncertainties Surround Sequestration

Defense Officials Again Sound Alarm on Sequestration

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Government Regulation and Corporate Best Business Practices: Mitigating Public Procurement Fraud—A Doctoral Study

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In This Issue:

What’s New

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In this Month’s CM Magazine

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NCMA Educational Opportunities, Tools, and Resources

Awards and Recognition

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In this Month’s CM Magazine
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The Super-COR has Arrived in Milwaukee

Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software: A Tenuous Balance between the Government and the Contractor

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NCMA Educational Opportunities, Tools, and Resources

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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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National Education Seminars

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This spring many NCMA chapters will be offering one day classroom training in a city near you! The topics below will be offered in February and March.

100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting

Leadership: Building High-Performance Buying and Selling Teams

The COR Member of the Acquisition Team: The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Guide to Performance and Quality

Cost Estimating and Contract Pricing

Awards and Recognition

Contracts Professionalism Award

NCMA Education Award—Nominations Due March 1!

This award is designed to provide recognition to an NCMA member for an exemplary contribution to the profession of contract management through the field of education. 

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

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