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It's a complex job keeping our military equipped with the best tools for the job. Read how DCMA helps modernize DoD weapon systems to maintain America's battlefield superiority.

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After 27 trips and 70 site visits starting in Japan to his latest trip to Boeing St. Louis, U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis has wrapped up his first year as DCMA Director.

His conversations with subject matter experts and leadership confirmed the constantly changing nature of the acquisition industry. “DCMA has never been a static organization, and never will be,” he said. “DoD says we need to be agile. We all know that, because our mission has always required it. We've been able to change consistently, and successfully, during our 18 years as an independent agency because of your combined expertise.”

Even after a year of traveling, Lewis still has a ways to go before visiting each of the agency’s 1,000 locations worldwide. But he is hopeful, “If I have not been to your workplace yet, I will,” he said. “I appreciate your dedication and professionalism, and your feedback. I look forward to continuing to hone and shape our organization, together.”

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Happy Independence Day from DCMA!

"Freedom can't be taken for granted. It requires a strong Constitution, and a strong military to uphold it, and DCMA is an integral part of this. Our warfighters depend on us, just as we depend on them."

- Vice Adm. David Lewis, DCMA Director

U.S. Navy Lieutenant and USS Warrior MCM 10 alumnus Lt. Andrew Small shares what he thinks of his job at DCMA. Bottom line: "We get the job done from the factory floor to the front line to ensure our warfighters have everything they need."

Congratulations to Mr. Jorge Bennett on his induction into the Senior Executive Service on Tuesday, and as the new lead for DCMA's Cost and Pricing Center.

The center focuses on the timely delivery and relevant pricing for products, services and negotiation intelligence and support. Bennett envisions his group's role as "an enabler for agile acquisitions responsive to the Warfighters' needs, while achieving a fair and reasonable price that maximizes value to the taxpayer and preserve a robust industrial base for our nation."

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Happy birthday to all our U.S. Army – active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers; their families, the civilians who support them; and the millions of Army veterans, many here with us at DCMA. I'm proud that our agency can stand beside them, delivering the equipment they need to stay Army Strong! – VADM David Lewis, DCMA Director

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As Science, Technology, Engineering and Math touch almost every part of what DCMA does, encouraging our future workforce has never been more important. Read how DCMA Lockheed Martin Orlando is doing just that.

The DCMA Lockheed Martin Sunnyvale program support team recently supported a significant program milestone in the successful launch environment testing of the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite.

Often working second shifts and weekends as a cohesive team to ensure support for an aggressive program schedule, the Sunnyvale team supported multiple phases of vehicle processing including investigation of box removal and repairs, reassembly, test and integration.

Their combined efforts secured the programs next phase of satellite production and increased its orbit toward a successful delivery to the Air Force Space Command in 2019.

U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Filardi tests, accepts and delivers aircraft directly to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) warfighters. Read more in the latest edition of My DCMA.

Our recruiting team will be at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Hiring Heroes Career Fair at U.S. Army Fort Campbell Kentucky next Wednesday. Pass the word and stop by to find out about a career with DCMA.

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Watch as President Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Britt Slabinski.

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Christina Biggs has learned a lot from her mentor, Vivian Hill.

Biggs, a computer engineer at Defense Contract Management Agency Lockheed Martin Denver in Colorado, said Hill, who is the deputy director at DCMA Atlanta, has helped her set short- and long-term career goals.

Biggs said her mentoring relationship with Hill has been a rewarding experience, both professionally and personally. She has been mentored by Hill for a year under the pilot initiative for the DCMA formal mentoring program.

“To pursue complaints and function at an optimal level, DCMA IG’s core mission relies heavily on employee vigilance.”

DCMA IG needs your help to maintain a professional and ethical workplace environment. To find out more about its in-house Hotline and other reporting options, click here:

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DCMA is about product delivery. Check out the 2018 Insight magazine to see how, every day, we are on the factory floor making sure this happens.

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The contract maintenance capability board held a cross capability coordination summit on March 19-20 here at the Defense Contract Management Agency’s headquarters.

The summit, called “Making the Connection,” allowed participants from the various capability boards to collaborate and share lessons learned as the groups work to execute the Business Capability Framework.

DCMA developed the framework to better capture the agency’s return on investment to a more integrated model focusing on the organization’s products, including acquisition risk reduction and transaction support.

In today’s “My DCMA,” meet United States Air Force 1st Lt. Josh Cissell, a family man who sharpens his acquisition skills each day working on the global F-35 Lightning II program.

Check out his story to find out more:

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Who knew it takes a village to deliver a strike fighter?

DCMA Boeing St. Louis’ Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Bellinghausen recently delivered the 300th F/A-18E single-seat variant Super Hornet to the U.S. Navy, but it took a full team of acquisition professionals to land this milestone delivery.

Find out more about the team’s efforts here:

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In one act, twelve DCMA Grand Rapids team members renovated a local veteran's home and helped a man named Leonel from Cameroon complete his volunteer commitment and qualify for his new house.

To read more about their story, click here:

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DCMA Lockheed Martin Moorestown hosted a training day on April 4 to provide employees an opportunity to learn from agency subject matter experts on a variety of topics based on areas of interest from a recent command climate survey.

“The event not only addressed issues from the survey, but it also tied into the values of the agency, which is to create an agile learning organization and culture that strives to exceed customer expectations by hiring, training, developing and retaining a diverse, motivated and engaged workforce,” said Navy Capt. David Rhone, LM Moorestown’s commander.

Jeremy Holmes, DCMA Hampton's technical group lead, was selected to participate in the one-year Excellence in Government Fellows Program. This program aims to prepare civilians for senior leadership roles within the federal government through leadership training.

Throughout the program, Jeremy will remain in his full-time position, and meet his classmates every 6 weeks, spending a total of 21 days together as a cohort.

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Cindy Monohan, a program integrator at DCMA Hampton, was recently selected for the Naval Postgraduate School's Master of Science degree in program management. This program is a 24-month, part-time, distance-learning program, which focuses on producing leaders with exceptional problem solving and decision-making skills through case studies, team exercises and hands-on applications.

Outside of the workplace, Cindy is an avid aviation enthusiast and volunteers for a former astronaut’s air show demonstration team.

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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 Aaron Arcé.

My name is Aaron Arcé, and this is “My DCMA.” I am a lead quality assurance specialist at DCMA Orlando in Florida. My job duties include helping to guide and manage a team of 10 quality assurance specialists to perform surveillance on Department of Defense contractors from small start-up businesses to major contractors across central Florida.

DCMA Baltimore employees celebrated a new satellite location in White Marsh, Maryland, on Feb. 23. Defense Contract Audit Agency personnel also work at the site. Representatives from both agencies attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

DCMA Baltimore and DCAA fostered a partnership of two offices in one location to centralize select agency personnel and mission partners. Ten employees from DCMA Baltimore who previously worked at five duty stations are now located in one location to save the agency money.