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Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom.
DCMA professionals serve as "information brokers" and in-plant representatives for military, Federal, and allied government buying agencies -- both during the initial stages of the acquisition cycle and throughout the life of the resulting contracts.
Before contract award, DCMA provides advice and information to help construct effective solicitations, identify potential risks, select the most capable contractors, and write contracts that meet the needs of our customers in DoD, Federal and allied government agencies.
After contract award, DCMA monitors contractors' performance and management systems to ensure that cost, product performance, and delivery schedules are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts
Number of Contractors 19,682
Number of Active Contracts 345,300
Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy M. Masiello
Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency
As the Director, she leads a Department of Defense agency that consists of more than 11,900 civilians and military personnel who execute worldwide contract management responsibilities, covering more than 20,000 contractors and more than $223 billion in unliquidated obligations.
DCMA employee Rhea Hood recently received an award from Blacks in Government. Hood, who has been with DCMA a year, was recognized by BIG on Aug. 22 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as one of the winners in the Military Meritorious Service Award category. She was the only DCMA employee who received an award.
Hood is an information technology specialist at DCMA Lockheed Martin Moorestown.
Kenneth Grant, a quality assurance specialist with Defense Contract Management Agency Hampton, based in Asheville, North Carolina, volunteered to participate with the Candid Critters scientific study as a citizen science volunteer.
The study is a collaboration between the Smithsonian, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and other partners.
Defense Contract Management Agency Springfield held its first industry day for government contractors on Sept. 6. The contract management office provides services to more than 6,100 contracts valued at over $33 billion.
Approximately 120 contractors attended the event, and the majority of them own or work for small businesses located in northern and central New Jersey.
My DCMA showcases the Defense Contract Management Agency’s experienced and diverse workforce and highlights what being a part of the national defense team means to them. Today we meet Angelica Belcher, who is a supervisory contract price and cost analyst at DCMA Manassas.
DCMA's newest contract management office recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. DCMA Hampton, which is a part of the Eastern Region, was established Aug. 7, 2016, as a separate primary CMO. Prior to that, it was a tertiary office under DCMA Manassas.
DCMA Hampton’s staff of approximately 200 oversees 25,000 government contracts worth $62 billion at more than 1,300 contractors. Navy Cmdr. Wade Rindy became the commander last September and Kellie Unsworth, who previously worked at DCMA headquarters, joined the team as the deputy director last October.
Team building takes on many forms across DCMA. On Aug. 26, DCMA Sikorsky Aircraft employees and their families participated in West Point’s Spartan Race.
The challenging obstacle course race consisted of 22 obstacles that tested strength, coordination, agility and mental toughness. The obstacles included a rope climb, a series of mud pits and several wall climbs.
The team, led by Marine Col. Jack Perrin, the commander for DCMA Sikorsky Aircraft, consisted of Shannon Perrin, Army Maj. Rob Massey, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tony Petrosino, Mina Petrosino, Sharon Dephillips and Army Staff Sgt. Dan Martin.
DCMA TEAM: Additional information on Hurricane Irma is being posted to 360. Click below, or find links at www.dcma.mil.
DCMA TEAM: Instructions for reporting personal accountability are posted at the agency website.
DCMA TEAM: Agency employees that have questions involving Hurricane Irma should email email@example.com.
DCMA TEAM: The agency director has signed an evacuation order for all active duty military, drilling reservists and civilian employees of DCMA assigned to agency commands and authorized dependents residing in areas under mandatory evacuation orders issued by state and local authorities.
Read the memo at this link: http://www.dcma.mil/Portals/31/Documents/EmergencyResources/Evacuation%20Order%20for%20Hurricane%20Irma.pdf?ver=2017-09-08-131653-540
Navy Captain Michael Murphy, DCMA's Eastern Region commander, visited DCMA Hampton to present the 2016 Mentor Award to Sherri Hood and the 2016 Outstanding Person of the Year to Mark Griffin. Congratulations to both Sherri and Mark for a job well done.
Amanda Vtipilson, the Curator of Education at U.S. Army Women's Museum, stopped by DCMA HQ at U.S. Army Fort Lee to teach staff about the pivotal role women played during World War I. Her visit was part of a Lunch-n-Learn celebrating Women’s Equality Day. The annual celebration is typically August 26, but it fell on a Saturday this year.
The DCMA team thanks Ms. Vtipilson for her informative presentation.
Nearly 50 years into life, Mara Chambers joined Defense Contract Management Agency as a GS-5 procurement technician. With her she brought some public sector experience, little expectation of promotion and a partially completed Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology ...
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DCMA Dayton, Ohio has achieved great things since developing a "culture of problem solving" through its CPI initiative.
Find out more, here: http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1279219/daytons-ongoing-cpi-efforts-spark-innovation-results/
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — My DCMA showcases the Defense Contract Management Agency’s experienced and diverse workforce and highlights what being a part of the national defense team means to them. Today we meet Maura Walsh.
“We often talk about the things in work that keep us up at night. With this position, it was the exact opposite. It was the thing that got me out of bed in the morning.”
- DCMA's Harvey Leake on combating human trafficking
Michael Shields, executive director of Quality Assurance, and other Fort Lee, Virginia, team members visited DCMA Dayton July 25. The group gave an initiative overview on Detection to Prevention, also known as D2P. During the visit, Dayton personnel demonstrated an On-time Delivery prediction model called Detection to Prevention 4 Manufacturing.
The model incorporates the D2P concept by forecasting OTD calculations using schedules to predict delinquency based on pattern and trend recognition techniques. The model includes a playbook, which guides and instructs employees on how to determine risk and prioritization of workload.
DCMA Dayton plans to conduct a Lean Six Sigma project to evaluate the accuracy of the prediction model and to determine its potential across DCMA.
Congratulations to Camerron Barlow who received a 2017 Judith C. Gilliom Outstanding Workforce Recruitment Program Award in Washington July 27.
Barlow, a WRP intern with DCMA, said he has enjoyed his agency time and has truly appreciated how his fellow employees have treated him. “There was no difference from the beginning. As soon as I stepped into the room, I was Camerron Barlow, not Camerron Barlow with a disability.”
The WRP connects college students and recent graduates who have disabilities with federal sector employers for the opportunity to participate in paid internships.
Michael Shields, DCMA's executive director of Quality Assurance, led a briefing at DCMA Raytheon Tucson July 13. The agency has initiated the Online Aerospace Supplier Information System, also known as OASIS, pilot with Raytheon Missile Systems.
The pilot program includes a Memorandum of Understanding between DCMA and the contractor, which allows the agency access to third party quality management system audit data. This on-going effort will allow both parties to continue to provide quality service to America's warfighters.
Mary Fox achieved a feat most will never accomplish. She retired June 30 after 50 years of government service.
Her last position before she retired was as a contract administrator at Defense Contract Management Agency Boston. She spent all of her federal career at DCMA Boston and its precursor agency, the Defense Contract Administration Services Region, Boston.
Fox started her career in August 1966 as a file clerk, shortly after graduating from high school. During her career, Fox worked in various positions, including as a cost and pricing analyst.
Congratulations to Army colonels David Hosna and Jeffrey Caldwell who ended and began their tours as DCMA Huntsville commander during a change of command ceremony July 21.
Hosna discussed his rewarding experience in serving America’s warfighters with the local newspaper.
What will DCMA look like in 2117? The agency’s future generations will find items describing our current mission buried in Virginia.
DCMA's Navy Capt. Jeffrey Carty presented Army Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley Jr., Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, with items to be placed in a time capsule to celebrate the installation's Centennial during a celebration Monday.
What items do you believe would best represent the agency's warfighter support mission?
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Valero Marketing and Supply Co., Corpus Christi, Texas, has been
CONTRACTS ARMY IOIE - EQM JV,* San Diego, California (W9128F-18-D-0011); Relyant Global LLC,*
CONTRACTS NAVY General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a
CONTRACTS NAVY ERAPSCO, Columbia City, Indiana, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $219,757,475 for
CONTRACTSNAVYAustal USA, Mobile, Alabama, is being awarded a not-to-exceed the congressional cost
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, has been awarded a
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $2,740,747,815
CONTRACTS ARMY American Systems Corp., Chantilly, Virginia (W91247-17-D-0008); GovSource Inc.,*
CONTRACTS NAVY Harris Radio Frequency Communications, Rochester, New York (N00039-17-D-0070), is
CONTRACTS U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND Twenty-four companies have been awarded 12