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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.

Our Director

Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis, DCMA director

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Agency Data

Categories 06/30/16
Number of Civilians 11,720 11,621
Number of Military 509 531
Number of Serviced Contractor Locations 19,026 19,432
Number of Active Contracts 341,000 337,900
Total Contracts Amount    $5 trillion
Authorized Contractor Payment Dollars Per Day    $455 million