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NCMA's Contract Management News
March 6, 2013
What’s New In This Issue:

Top Professionals Under 40—New Award!

Agency Responsibilities for Implementation of Potential Joint Committee Sequestration

The Sequester: Absolutely Everything You Could Possibly Need to Know—in One FAQ

A Completed Comprehensive Strategy is Needed to Guide DOD's In-Transit Visibility Efforts

Ashton Carter: Superhero of the Sequester

Hidden Costs of Sequestration: Save Now, Spend Later

NIST Solicits Industry for Voluntary Security Standards

Pentagon to Make 'Quick Decisions' on Sequester Cuts

As Budget Cuts Loom, is Government Shutdown Next?

Budget Cuts May Spur Involuntary Separations

Chief of F-35 Jet Program Rebukes Main Contractors

Coming in March: Biggest Fed IT Acquisition Overhaul Plan Since 1996

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Upcoming Events

In this Month’s CM Magazine

Message from an Education Partner

NCMA Educational Opportunities, Tools, and Resources

Acquisition Excellence 2013

Awards and Recognition



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In this Month’s CM Magazine
Contract Management Magazine

Revisiting the Acquisition Team Definition

Verbal Disclosure of Proprietary Information

What Crime Scene Investigators Would Find if They Evaluated Major Software Acquisitions

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Message from an Education Partner

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NCMA Educational Opportunities, Tools, and Resources

CPCM Online Prep Course

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National Education Seminars—Classroom Learning

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100 Worst Mistakes in Government Contracting

Contract Negotiations

Cost Estimating and Contract Pricing

Leadership: Building High-Performance Buying & Selling Teams

Performance-Based Acquisition

Risk Management for Complex U.S. Government Contracts and Projects

Solicitations, Bids, Proposals, and Source Selection

The COR Member of the Acquisition Team


March 7: FAR/DFARS Updates

March 21: Intellectual Property—Negotiation and Administration of Intellectual Property Rights and Software Licenses

April 11: Complexity of Pricing in the Commercial Marketplace/Navigating Commercial Items

Acquisition Excellence 2013

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Acquisition Excellence 2013
The Intersection of Innovation and Transformation

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council and the General Services Administration are pleased to announce that they will be jointly hosting Acquisition Excellence 2013 on March 21, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Washington. In support of the event, NCMA will be present, so please stop by our booth to say hello and pick up some NCMA information.

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Awards and Recognition

Contracts Professionalism Award

Elmer B. Staats Young Acquisition Professional Excellence Award—Nominations Due March 31!

This award recognizes a young federal acquisition professional with extraordinary business leadership or team participation in the design, development, or execution of an acquisition program or project that furthers an agency's mission. 

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

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