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NCMA's Contract Management News
March 20, 2013
What’s New In This Issue:

Welcome NCMA's Newly Elected Directors

Don't Miss Our First FREE Webinar for Members Only—"Making Yourself Indispensable"

Top Professionals Under 40—New Award!

Pentagon has Spent Billions on Doomed Programs; Cash Looms Large with Budget Cuts

Strategic Human Capital and Workforce Planning Should be an Ongoing Priority

Small-Business Office Confronts Critics: 'We Do Not Block Rules'

Effects of Budget Uncertainty from Continuing Resolutions on Agency Operations

FBI Headquarters Consolidation Would Cut Leasing by $44M Annually

Michelle Obama Urges CEOs to Hire More Veterans

Sequestration Forcing DOD's Acquisition Programs into 'Damage Limitation' Mode

Bid Protests Are Worth Their Costs, Ex-Procurement Chief Says

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Not Ready for Combat Until at Least 2019, GAO Says

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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

Our Chat with Joseph Jordan, Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy

A Strongly Matrixed Life

Living the "Four Questions" and Developing the Leader Within

Liquidated Damages and Incentive Provisions in Construction Contracts: Seeking a Balanced Approach from an Owner's Perspective

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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, The

Contract Negotiations

Cost Estimating and Contract Pricing

Performance-Based Acquisition

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

Solicitations, Bids, Proposals, and Source Selection

COR Member of the Acquisition Team


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

May 9: Davis Bacon Act (Labor Laws)/Service Contract Act/Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act/Brooks Act

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. 

Albert Berger Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award—Nominations Due April 15!

This award was established in 1998 to provide a means of giving special recognition at the national level to those volunteers who demonstrate superior chapter leadership achievements in support of their chapter's goals and activities.

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

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