NCMA - National Contract Management Association

NCMA - National Contract Management Association The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), founded in 1959, is the world's leading professional resource for those in the field of contract management.
For new and experienced professionals, NCMA is the association that provides training, development, and certifications that enable our members to master today's challenges and create tomorrow's opportunities.
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POP QUIZ! Define contract management in five words or less. #nationalcontractmanagementassociation #NCMA #contractmanage...
02/07/2020

POP QUIZ! Define contract management in five words or less.

#nationalcontractmanagementassociation #NCMA #contractmanagement #contracts #Supplychainmanagement
#governmentprocurement #procurement #PurchasingCoordinator #supplychain #purchasing #contract #contracting #acquisition #contractadministration #innovation

⌛ Less than 48 hours left! Take advantage of SubCon’s Adance Pricing before registration goes up Thursday, February 6 at...
02/05/2020

⌛ Less than 48 hours left! Take advantage of SubCon’s Adance Pricing before registration goes up Thursday, February 6 at 11:59 pm. Register right now by heading to ncmahq.org/subcon20 #ncma #ncmaSubCon

NCMA is honored to announce that Anne Laurent has joined the NCMA team. As Director, Professional Practice and Innovatio...
02/04/2020

NCMA is honored to announce that Anne Laurent has joined the NCMA team. As Director, Professional Practice and Innovation, she will keep her finger on the pulse of the practice of contracting, allowing NCMA to maintain the Contract Management Standard while tracking emerging trends that may impact our members and the acquisition community as a whole. Join us in welcoming Anne to the NCMA family! http://ow.ly/edy550ydhkr

#nationalcontractmanagementassociation #NCMA #contractmanagement #contracts #Supplychainmanagement
#governmentprocurement #procurement #PurchasingCoordinator #supplychain #purchasing #contract #contracting #acquisition #contractadministration #innovation

Attention NCMA members! The voting period for the next set of committee candidates is now open until February 17. Check ...
02/03/2020

Attention NCMA members! The voting period for the next set of committee candidates is now open until February 17. Check your inbox for a Survey Monkey email from NCMA for your invitation to vote. Feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions.

During NCMA’s next webinar, learn best practices for flowing down clauses from prime contractors to subcontractors in fe...
01/24/2020

During NCMA’s next webinar, learn best practices for flowing down clauses from prime contractors to subcontractors in federal contracts. This 90-minute, intermediate-level live webinar consists of a 60-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session with the presenter. Don’t miss this live e-learning event! Register today. http://ow.ly/tAG550y4lEV

During NCMA’s next webinar, learn practical tips that can be used immediately to improve the accuracy, effectiveness, an...
01/09/2020
NCMA WEBINAR

During NCMA’s next webinar, learn practical tips that can be used immediately to improve the accuracy, effectiveness, and compliance of subcontract price analyses. This 90-minute, intermediate-level live webinar consists of a 60-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session with the presenter. Don’t miss this live e-learning event! Register today.

Tips and Tricks for Conducting Compliant Subcontract Price Analysis

Listen to NCMA CEO Kraig Conrad's interview with Federal News Network on why there's light at the end of the tunnel for ...
01/08/2020
At a crossroads: Federal acquisition must evolve more rapidly | Federal News Network

Listen to NCMA CEO Kraig Conrad's interview with Federal News Network on why there's light at the end of the tunnel for contracting officers and acquisition professionals. #NCMA

The National Contract Management Association chief says acquisition and contracting officers must take advantage of automation to be more agile and faster.

LAST CHANCE! Advance your career with NCMA’s “CPCM™” and “CFCM™” listed behind your name. Need help getting there? Winte...
01/03/2020

LAST CHANCE! Advance your career with NCMA’s “CPCM™” and “CFCM™” listed behind your name. Need help getting there? Winter registration is closing for NCMA’s Online Prep Courses. Register by January 10. Be prepared for the test of your career! http://ow.ly/2WTe50xzw3S

12/18/2019

What types of training do you need the most?

NCMA was a proud partner of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at GCMS 2019. Thank you to everyone that donated! Your donat...
12/17/2019

NCMA was a proud partner of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at GCMS 2019. Thank you to everyone that donated! Your donations will help bring holiday magic to children in need across the country. 🌟#NCMAGCMS

12/17/2019
GCMS 2019 Recap

Thanks for making GCMS 2019 such a success! There was so much innovative content, so many connections made, and countless new ideas. We can't wait to see you at SubCon and World Congress 2020! #NCMAGCMS

Join NCMA’s next webinar to receive clarification on the responsibilities involved concerning government property, such ...
12/14/2019

Join NCMA’s next webinar to receive clarification on the responsibilities involved concerning government property, such as: requirements, liabilities, “risk of loss” provisions, and more. This 90-minute, intermediate-level live webinar consists of a 60-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with the presenter. Don’t miss this live e-learning event! Register today. http://ow.ly/n9Wi50xzyNK

Registration is now open for NCMA’s Online Prep Courses! Earn 40 credits during NCMA’s 10-week online prep course for th...
12/13/2019

Registration is now open for NCMA’s Online Prep Courses! Earn 40 credits during NCMA’s 10-week online prep course for the CFCM™ and CPCM™ exams. Registration closes January 10. Be prepared for the test of your career! http://ow.ly/ySrb50xzuCA

How to “Focus on What Works” according to Jenni Main’s interview with Federal News Network: 1.  Have a growth mindset.2....
12/10/2019

How to “Focus on What Works” according to Jenni Main’s interview with Federal News Network:
1. Have a growth mindset.
2. Establish clarity of what matters.
3. Be data and outcome driven. #NCMAGCMS

Discussing the FUTURE of government contracting! Interview with Maj. Gen. Cameron G. Holt at GCMS 2019. #ncma #ncmagcms ...
12/10/2019

Discussing the FUTURE of government contracting! Interview with Maj. Gen. Cameron G. Holt at GCMS 2019. #ncma #ncmagcms Federal News Network

What Works? Main Stage Discussion with Angela Billups (Executive Director, Office of Acquisitions & Logistics, U.S. Dept...
12/10/2019

What Works? Main Stage Discussion with Angela Billups (Executive Director, Office of Acquisitions & Logistics, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs), Polly Hall (Director, Procurement Innovation Lab, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security), Kelly Pickering (U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), and Joy White (Space & Missile Systems Center, LAAFB). #ncmagcms #ncma #governmentcontracting

We are collecting Toys for Tots with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Stop by our table (next to the NCMA booth) before 2p...
12/10/2019

We are collecting Toys for Tots with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Stop by our table (next to the NCMA booth) before 2pm today, purchase a toy to donate from our "toy shop", and be entered in the raffle to win an Oculus headset from Palmer Lucky! #ncmagcms #toysfortots #oculus

The young and young at heart gathered tonight at NCMA’s Young Professional Reception. What’s one thing you would tell yo...
12/10/2019

The young and young at heart gathered tonight at NCMA’s Young Professional Reception.

What’s one thing you would tell your younger self to do differently?

#ncmagcms

Exchange Session: Tackling Local & State Procurement Challenges at GCMS 2019! #ncma #ncmagcms
12/09/2019

Exchange Session: Tackling Local & State Procurement Challenges at GCMS 2019! #ncma #ncmagcms

What skills will Contracting Officers need in the future? Federal News Network asking NCMA President, Deb Scheider, the ...
12/09/2019

What skills will Contracting Officers need in the future? Federal News Network asking NCMA President, Deb Scheider, the important questions. #ncma #ncmagcms

2019 Symposium Host, Major General Cameron G. Holt did a great job kicking off #GCMS 2019! #NCMAGCMS
12/09/2019

2019 Symposium Host, Major General Cameron G. Holt did a great job kicking off #GCMS 2019! #NCMAGCMS

What will be the biggest challenges the contracting profession will face over the next five years? NCMA’s whitepaper, Pr...
12/09/2019

What will be the biggest challenges the contracting profession will face over the next five years? NCMA’s whitepaper, Preparing for the Future of Contracting, reports what 20 senior contracting leaders view as the biggest issues they see on the horizon—and what we should be doing now to prepare. www.ncmahq.org/futureofcontracting

Spotted at #ncmagcms: Solution Activators Ben McMartin, Michelle Currier, and Ryan Connell hosting NCMA Power Hour. ⚡️We...
12/09/2019

Spotted at #ncmagcms: Solution Activators Ben McMartin, Michelle Currier, and Ryan Connell hosting NCMA Power Hour. ⚡️

We’re fielding attendee feedback to address some of contract management’s biggest pain points!

#P2SM

Honoring our Chapter Leaders tonight. What an awesome way to kick off GCMS 2019!! #ncma #ncmagcms #leadership
12/08/2019

Honoring our Chapter Leaders tonight. What an awesome way to kick off GCMS 2019!! #ncma #ncmagcms #leadership

11/26/2019

What will be the biggest challenges the contracting profession will face over the next five years?

NCMA’s whitepaper, "Preparing for the Future of Contracting," reports what 20 senior contracting leaders view as the biggest issues they see on the horizon—and what we should be doing now to prepare.

The whitepaper, which will be provided in your attendee bag at GCMS, is intended to start community-wide conversation, so now it’s your turn!

Weigh in and let your voice be heard via this highly interactive session led by Claire Grady, former Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security and former Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy at the Department of Defense; and Ashley Lewis, former Head of Contracting Activity for the U.S. Coast Guard.

11/26/2019

What will be the biggest challenges the contracting profession will face over the next five years? NCMA’s whitepaper, Preparing for the Future of Contracting, reports what 20 senior contracting leaders view as the biggest issues they see on the horizon—and what we should be doing now to prepare. The whitepaper, which will be provided in your attendee bag at GCMS, is intended to start community-wide conversation, so now it’s your turn!

Weigh in and let your voice be heard via this highly interactive session led by Claire Grady, former Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security and former Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy at the Department of Defense; and Ashley Lewis, former Head of Contracting Activity for the U.S. Coast Guard.

#ncmagcms #acquisition #contractmanagement

Changes are coming to the contracting profession. To be ready to respond when they arrive, the time to prepare is now. T...
11/20/2019

Changes are coming to the contracting profession. To be ready to respond when they arrive, the time to prepare is now. To get the ball rolling on this much-needed contracting community discussion, 20 senior contracting leaders were interviewed to gain insight on what changes they see looming on the horizon—such as the role contracting professionals will play in the acquisition environment of the near future, what skills they’ll need to expand their value, and what actions can (and must) be taken to prepare. Join our breakout session at GCMS, where we will further discuss the future of contract management based on the newly released white paper, “Preparing for the Future of Contracting.” http://ow.ly/Fc2n50xgd6d

GCMS19 is just 3 weeks away. Have you reserved your seat for this must-attend event? Register today before rates increas...
11/18/2019
GCMS 2018 - YouTube

GCMS19 is just 3 weeks away. Have you reserved your seat for this must-attend event? Register today before rates increase!

Here are some highlights from GCMS18.

#ncmagcms #contractmagenement #acquisition

As a U.S. federal government contractor that utilizes international sources of supply, you must know how to identify and...
11/15/2019

As a U.S. federal government contractor that utilizes international sources of supply, you must know how to identify and manage the risks associated with foreign exchange. Join our webinar to learn how to navigate the extensive export controls governing the flow of domestic and foreign products and information. This 90-minute, intermediate-level live webinar consists of a 60-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session with the presenter. Don’t miss this live e-learning event! Register today. http://ow.ly/dfGU50xbWTo

What’s working? What’s not? What can we do about it? Join NCMA Solution Activators Ben McMartin, Michelle Currier, and R...
10/29/2019

What’s working? What’s not? What can we do about it?

Join NCMA Solution Activators Ben McMartin, Michelle Currier, and Ryan Connell at #ncmagcms to figure out what we need to solve to advance our profession.

Come prepared to solve problems!

http://ow.ly/JMJd50wWJ67 #ncma

At #ncmagcms, NCMA will provide a crowdsourced format for attendees to advance the profession—identifying current challe...
10/25/2019

At #ncmagcms, NCMA will provide a crowdsourced format for attendees to advance the profession—identifying current challenges and developing solutions as a community. The focus for these discussions is on what works, what doesn’t, and how to improve things.

We call this "Power to the Solution Makers."

We look forward to seeing you in a few short weeks. Let’s get the discussion started! Leave your answers to the following questions in the comments below:

- What is the biggest challenge facing the contract management profession?

- How do you tackle that challenge on a daily basis?

#ncma

NCMA is now accepting Statement of Interest applications from current members to join NCMA’s national committees. From O...
10/24/2019

NCMA is now accepting Statement of Interest applications from current members to join NCMA’s national committees. From October 7–November 7, you can submit to join 5 open seats, across NCMA’s five national committees. Click the link for more details. https://ncma.formstack.com/forms/governance_soi

Gain a comprehensive understanding of unallowable costs from the accounting and legal perspectives. Receive guidance on ...
10/24/2019

Gain a comprehensive understanding of unallowable costs from the accounting and legal perspectives. Receive guidance on how to avoid the risks; reduced profit margins, overbillings, fines, penalties, delays in final rates, and legal proceedings. This 90-minute, intermediate-level live webinar consists of a 60-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session with the presenter. Don’t miss this live e-learning event! Register today. www.ncmahq.org/webinars #NCMA #NCMAwebinars

[SP] More innovation. Greater productivity. Join SourceAmerica in championing a more inclusive workforce. www.SourceAmer...
10/23/2019

[SP] More innovation. Greater productivity. Join SourceAmerica in championing a more inclusive workforce. www.SourceAmerica.org/NDEAM

We are excited to announce #NCMAgcms mainstage keynote speaker, Dr. Will Roper. Join us at our two-day symposium to hear...
10/22/2019

We are excited to announce #NCMAgcms mainstage keynote speaker, Dr. Will Roper. Join us at our two-day symposium to hear from the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Register today to receive advanced pricing. http://ow.ly/43r850wQEj4

NCMA is hiring! If you or someone you know are a fit for our Member Advocate, Recruitment & Retention role, please use t...
10/21/2019

NCMA is hiring! If you or someone you know are a fit for our Member Advocate, Recruitment & Retention role, please use this link to apply: http://ow.ly/VKJk50wQoS5

The Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) process doesn’t have to be difficult. Get prepared with an overview, comm...
10/10/2019

The Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) process doesn’t have to be difficult. Get prepared with an overview, common deficiencies, and CPSR Group’s cyber involvement during NCMA’s next live webinar. This 90-minute, intermediate-level live webinar consists of a 60-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute interactive Q&A session with the presenter. Don’t miss this live e-learning event! Register today. http://ow.ly/3wLC50wHYRB

FAR/DFARS Update: A Mid-2019 Review. Back by popular demand! This recent NCMA hot topic webinar is now available as a co...
10/09/2019

FAR/DFARS Update: A Mid-2019 Review. Back by popular demand! This recent NCMA hot topic webinar is now available as a course. Discover why NCMA is a leader in the contract management community. Purchase Today. http://ow.ly/yBQV50wBLba

10/08/2019

The contract manager: your office's secret rock star. 🎸

Join the organization dedicated to your professional growth. Click here for more information: http://ow.ly/ssmc50wFVKe

NCMA is now accepting Statement of Interest applications from current members to join NCMA’s national committees. From O...
10/07/2019

NCMA is now accepting Statement of Interest applications from current members to join NCMA’s national committees. From October 7–November 7, you can submit to join 5 open seats, across all five national committees. Read more about how you can be part of NCMA at the national level. http://ow.ly/cLLB50wAzrP

We're thrilled to welcome Joy White, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, U...
10/03/2019

We're thrilled to welcome Joy White, Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, United States Air Force to the #NCMAgcms main stage. She'll be discussing her success stories around R&D contracting with nontraditional contractors. Read more about Joy at http://ow.ly/9zGI50wzV0t.

 DoD has released new requirements related to supply chain, risk management, and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certificat...
10/01/2019
Achieve compliance with new DoD supply chain cybersecurity rules and maturity model

DoD has released new requirements related to supply chain, risk management, and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. Get informed of the changes and how to stay in compliance. http://ow.ly/k8tS50wyysx

As the number of ingress and egress points to applications and networks expands, cybercriminals are discovering new gateways to exploit government contractors and agencies. The supply chain is especially vulnerable: Attacks on global supply chains soared 78% in 2018, according to a recent report by....

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57th Annual National Seminar on Government Contracts in MN on September 12, 2018 6.5 credits from the NCMA! Sign up Today – Registration is Open! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/57th-annual-national-seminar-ongovernment-contracts-tickets-47199046619 Session Presenters: Professor Christopher R. Yukins, Dr. Douglas N. Goetz, Ralph C. Nash, Jr., Mark J. Blando, W. Jay DeVecchio, Colonel Christopher D. Lemanski, (DCMA) Professor Kathryn L. Pearson, Mark Riddle, Steven P. Kipp, Topics: "International Procurement: New Markets, Risks and Opportunities" "Critical thoughts for Contracting Professionals regarding Government Property in the Possession of Contractors" "Innovative Procedures to Assess Offeror Capability" "The False Claims Act: Past, Present, and Future" "Data Rights" "DCMA – OPTIMUS OBLIGARE (EXCELLENCE IS OUR OBLIGATION)" "The 115th Congress and the 2018 Elections" "Controlled Unclassifird Information" CUI
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NCMA Celebrates at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Pictures taken by Delphine Abraham Productions.