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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

Agency Data
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.

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DCMA's December Roundup features stories on hurricane relief efforts by our employees around the country, an acquisition achievement award and more. Visit www.dcma.mil for the latest on the Defense Contract Management Agency.

DCMA December Roundup

DCMA's December Roundup features stories on hurricane relief efforts by our employees around the country, an acquisition achievement award and more. Visit www.dcma.mil for the latest on the Defense Contract Management Agency.

Posted by Defense Contract Management Agency on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A few great photos from our friends at Tobyhanna Army Depot, where DCMA Director Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis recently visited.

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DCMA's Roundup provides a quick look at stories featuring the agency's team members. Visit www.dcma.mil to find out more about their warfighter support mission.

DCMA November Roundup

DCMA's Roundup provides a quick look at stories featuring the agency's team members. Visit www.dcma.mil to find out more about their warfighter support mission.

Posted by Defense Contract Management Agency on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

DCMA Hartford employees helped residents in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in September.

Employees assembled 72 personal hygiene kits as part of the hurricane relief efforts for distribution to residents by a chaplain and her missionary staff at Doctora Vega's Legacy in Puerto Rico. The kits were assembled during employees’ lunch breaks and other personal time. The kits were shipped to the missionary on Nov. 2 and were distributed to individuals starting on Nov. 17.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1371725/dcma-hartford-employees-assemble-hygiene-kits-for-hurricane-relief-efforts/

George P. Braxton is committed to making sure that Defense Contract Management Agency and other Department of Defense employees understand the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Braxton, who is DCMA’s special advisor for diversity and inclusion, gave a presentation to Defense Acquisition University faculty and staff at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on Oct. 10. It was Braxton’s first time presenting at DAU.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1374369/special-advisor-for-diversity-and-inclusion-gives-dau-presentation/

DCMA HQ EEO hosted a National American Indian Heritage Month event today to celebrate the numerous accomplishments and significant contributions made by Alaska Natives and American Indians to the nation.

Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lisa Standing Bear-Terrones and Stepheny Finnie served as guest speakers for the event. Army 1st Lt. Thomas Bluestone and his family performed traditional Native American dances and explained the correlation between the dances and their heritage.

As the event concluded, the Bluestone family asked agency team members to join them in a communal dance. To find out more about Native American history, check out the month’s site: https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/.

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November 13 was a big day for DCMA Phoenix as leadership and staff came together to kick-off the office’s Combined Federal Campaign 2017.

“The CFC is the bridge between those that need help and those that can help,” said Army Col. Robert Miceli, DCMA Phoenix Commander.

CFC is a program encouraging federal employees to make a positive impact in the lives around them through donations to charitable organizations.

“My family and I have been on both sides — that is why I do what I do,” said Deb Lillevold, Phoenix CFC Coordinator. “I believe in giving back to my community and CFC allows me to do that.”

Miceli said “One universal truth that continues to resonate throughout this command; DCMA and its employees care — past experiences show that this organization is made up of esteemed people whose capacity to care knows no bounds.”

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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 Kim Poindexter.

My name is Kim Poindexter, and this is My DCMA. I am the Mission Support Office chief at DCMA Garden City, New York.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1367698/my-dcma-kim-poindexter-mission-support-office-chief/

DCMA joined Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation for a Warfighter Day event Oct. 31. It was attended by more than 550 people who sought to learn more about the role acquisition agencies play in DoD’s global Warfighter support mission.

Manufacturing and Quality Division’s Ed Schnell and the Sustainment Group’s Bart Stewart met with many guests — to include some key decision makers. They explained the diverse value DCMA’s acquisition professionals provide to the Warfighter, its industry counterparts and the American taxpayer.

Ed shared insights spanning the quality assurance spectrum. Bart elaborated on how the Sustainment Group identifies, assesses, tracks, targets and implements corrective action on systemic issues across DoD buying commands. Both men ensured more people discovered DCMA is one team, one voice delivering global acquisition insight that matters!

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Defense Contract Management Agency Lockheed Martin Owego employees recently met the secretary of the Navy.

On Sept. 29, Richard Spencer, the 76th secretary, visited the facility. At Spencer's request, a LM Owego flight crew received approval from the DCMA Aircraft Operations directorate to fly a Navy MH-60R helicopter, also known as a Seahawk, to the local airport in Binghamton to pick up the secretary and fly with him to the Lockheed Martin facility.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1371688/secretary-of-navy-visits-dcma-lockheed-martin-owego/

Defense Contract Management Agency employees around the globe spent a week in October focusing on drug abuse prevention and awareness. Team members participated in 5k walks, seminars, wear-red days and other events to encourage a healthy and drug-free workplace.

Most of us have probably been affected by or have witnessed the effects of drug abuse. Why is a drug-free workplace important to you?

My DCMA is drug free

Defense Contract Management Agency employees around the globe spent a week in October focusing on drug abuse prevention and awareness. Team members participated in 5k walks, seminars, wear-red days and other events to encourage a healthy and drug-free workplace.Most of us have probably been affected by or have witnessed the effects of drug abuse. Why is a drug-free workplace important to you?

Posted by Defense Contract Management Agency on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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 Alek “Al” Reynolds.

My name is Alek “Al” Reynolds, and this is My DCMA.

I am a quality assurance specialist with DCMA Atlanta based in Greenville, South Carolina.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1353184/my-dcma-alek-al-reynolds-quality-assurance-specialist/

Efrain Vega De Varona knew he had to do something when he heard about Hurricane Maria heading straight for Puerto Rico in September. De Varona is currently a quality engineer at Defense Contract Management Agency Los Angeles.

He flew to Puerto Rico to evacuate his parents after the hurricane. In addition, he decided to go back to Puerto Rico and volunteer with the hurricane relief efforts.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1357322/dcma-employee-volunteers-to-assist-with-puerto-rico-hurricane-relief-efforts/

A big thanks to all the 21 offices across the country participating in the Feds Feed Families event. DCMA donated 4,659 total pounds of food to food banks nationwide.

A big thanks to all the 21 offices across the country participating in the Feds Feed Families event. DCMA donated 4,659 total pounds of food to food banks nationwide.

Posted by Defense Contract Management Agency on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DCMA's Roundup provides a quick look at stories featuring the agency's team members. Visit www.DCMA.mil to find out more about their warfighter support mission.

DCMA Roundup October

DCMA's Roundup provides a quick look at stories featuring the agency's team members. Visit www.DCMA.mil to find out more about their warfighter support mission.

Posted by Defense Contract Management Agency on Thursday, October 26, 2017

After landing in Philadelphia, DCMA Director, Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis, experienced firsthand the government acceptance process for a new helicopter.

DCMA Boeing Philadelphia Commander, Army Col. Rich Debany (fourth from right), and his aviation team walked the director (third from right), through the typical acceptance of a new CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The tour included a pre-flight briefing and government acceptance flight, both parts of the process which transpire routinely across the agency.

DCMA’s senior enlisted advisor also participated in the tour. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Mitchell (second from right) was impressed with the Philadelphia team. “Their emphasis to aviation safety and adherence to strict procedures ensures the agency continues to reduce risk to the government and provide safe and reliable products to the men and women of the greatest military ever fielded,” he said.

Boeing Philadelphia ensured the safe delivery of over 40 Chinook helicopters to the Department of Defense and its allies last year.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 7, 2017) Sailors prepare an F-35C Lightning II assigned to the "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 101) to launch on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Josue Escobosa/Released)

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DCMA recruiters will be in Texas and Kansas City in the next two weeks. Stop by and visit and spread the word.

Austin Tx., October 26-28:
Society of Women Engineers in Austin, Tx.
https://we17.swe.org/
DCMA will be in booth 966

Kansas City, Mo., November 1-5:
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
https://shpeconference.shpe.org/
DCMA will be in booth 636

Congratulations to Air Force Col. Renee Richardson, our outgoing Chief of Staff, on her retirement. Thank you for 28 years of service to the nation, the last year and a half with DCMA.

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In this edition of My DCMA, meet Air Force Master Sgt. Armon Parker with the Military Personnel team and hear what being a part of the national defense team means to him.

My DCMA: Master Sgt. Armon Parker

In this edition of My DCMA, meet Air Force Master Sgt. Armon Parker with the Military Personnel team and hear what being a part of the national defense team means to him.

Posted by Defense Contract Management Agency on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DCMA's Red Ribbon Week program starts Monday. Contact your local Worklife representative to participate in the agency's work in raising awareness and preventing drug abuse. 5k run, wear red day, presentations and cake are just a few events taking place across the agency.

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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.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1334974/dcma-employee-wins-big-award/

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.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1327139/qa-specialist-volunteers-for-candid-critters-study/

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.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1326218/dcma-springfield-hosts-contractor-industry-day/

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.

http://www.dcma.mil/News/Article-View/Article/1303525/my-dcma-angelica-belcher-supervisory-contract-price-and-cost-analyst/

DoD Contract Awards

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CONTRACTS NAVY Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a

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CONTRACTSAIR FORCEUnited Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been

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CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a

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CONTRACTS NAVY Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a not-to-exceed

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CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $77,706,749

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CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a

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CONTRACTS AIR FORCE The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been awarded a $46,314,850

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CONTRACTS ARMY HDR Engineering Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado (W912DY-18-D-0003); HB&A Onyx Small

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CONTRACTS NAVY General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $432,031,808

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CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, has been awarded a