NCMA's StudentsConnect
March 2013
Message from an NCMA Staff Member



Hello! My name is Kelly and I have recently taken on the role of marketing specialist. I am excited to be working on this newsletter and look forward to providing you with helpful content. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments!

Spring into the new season ahead of the competition. Click here to read our news feed, which will keep you current on today's contact management.

Kelly Higginbotham
Marketing Specialist


Great Leaders and their Environments


 How to Haggle Right: 4 Tips for Negotiating the
Best Salary

FAR Cost Principles Series (Part 1, Total Cost)

Leadership can effect how and why you are motivated to do your work. This article begs a great question: Is leadership the product of the person or place? Read more to find out for yourself!

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Negotiating your salary can be scary! This article provides insight on the ins and outs of approaching this topic while interviewing. Learn how to negotiate based on facts and principles rather than whims and desires.

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Get to know the FAR better with this blog series! Take an in-depth look at the description and meaning of "total cost." Stay tuned in to the blog for Part 2 Allowability, Reasonableness, and Allocability.

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Contract Management Term of the Month

adjusted target: Accumulated price resulting from changes
to the basic contract for in-program change, change in
scope, and/or terminations reflecting the current
negotiated target price for work authorized.

Brought to you by The Desktop Guide to Basic Contracting Terms 7th Edition.


Events: Upcoming Networking and Professional Development Opportunities

You are in the early stages of your career, so it is even more 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 meet, network, and 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.

March 6: Alamo Chapter Networking Event - FREE EVENT! San Antonio, TX

March 21: GSA & ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence 2013 - Washington, DC*

March 28: Audits Virtual Conference - Online Event

*NCMA HQ will have a table at this event. Stop by and see us!

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