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Weren't able to make it to World Congress this year? Make sure to check out the keynote and general session wrap-ups. These provide you with key takeaways from each of the sessions! Make sure and listen to Peter Ricchiuti's presentation on today's economy—very funny and eye-opening!
New Guide: Addressing the Complex Challenges of Today's Acquisition Professional
| 5 Reasons College Students Should Be in Professional Organizations|
Contractors Should Watch State and Local Spending Trends
Check out this guide and readup on generating requirements, planning, obtaining, and sustaining capabilities and the acquisition process.
Read this extremely interesting article and learn the five reasons that students should be in professional organziations (like NCMA!).
One of the best annual market indicator is a review of governors' State of the State addresses. This article dives into state and local spending to predict our financial future.
Contract Management Term of the Month
full-scale development (FSD) phase: The period when the system/equipment and the principal items necessary for its support are designed, febricated, tested, and evaluated. The intended output is, at a minimum, a preproduction system that closely approximates the final product, the documentation necessary to enter the production phase, and the test results that demonstrate that the production product will meet stated requirements.
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Events: Upcoming Networking and Professional Development Opportunities
You are in the early stages of your career, so it's important for you to take advantage of all the professional development opportunities available to you. You also want to make yourself known, so please get out and network to get to know the people that can help guide you. The following are just a few upcoming events. Contact your local chapter and view NCMA’s online calendar for additional events.
August 14: Government Contractors Networking Event—Bethesda, MD
August 15: NCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Event—Philadelphia, PA
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