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The Defense Contract Management Agency is, first and foremost, a product delivery organization. Our nation’s warfighters expect our defense industry to produce and deliver the equipment they need to fight, survive and win. DCMA’s integrated team of acquisition and support professionals makes this happen.
The agency provides contract administration services for the Defense Department, other federal organizations and international partners, and is an essential part of the acquisition process from pre-award to sustainment. Around 11,000 employees, mostly civilians, work at offices and contractor facilities around the world, divided among three continental U.S. commands, one international command and other specialized offices.
Together, the agency manages 225,000 contracts, valued at more than $3.5 trillion, at 15,000 contractor locations worldwide. DCMA makes sure DoD, other federal agencies, and partner nation customers get the equipment they need, delivered on time, at projected cost, and meeting all performance requirements.
Every business day, DCMA receives nearly 1,000 new contracts and authorizes more than $900 million in payments to contractors. Most importantly, every day our team delivers more than a million and a half items – from fighter jets to fasteners – to our warfighters.
Read a comprehensive history of defense contract management here.
Army Lt. Gen.
David G. Bassett
Deputy Director, DCMA
Chief of Staff
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Babatunji Akande
DCMA Sr. Enlisted Advisor
The eagle represents courage, honor, and dedicated service to the United States, represented by the shield of thirteen pieces. The thirteen pieces of the shield represent the original thirteen colonies that became the first thirteen states. The thirteen pieces are joined together by the blue chief, representing Congress. The eagle is clutching thirteen arrows and an olive branch with thirteen leaves and thirteen olives, similar to the Great Seal of the United States. The eagle is superimposed atop a map of the world, representing DCMA’s global mission. The rays emanating from the center to the thirteen stars represent glory. The color blue matches the canton of the American flag and signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The circle shape and blue color are also reminiscent of the official seal of the Department of Defense.
We are the independent eyes and ears of DoD and its partners, enhancing warfighter lethality by ensuring timely delivery of quality products, and providing relevant acquisition insight supporting affordability and readiness.
A team of trusted professionals delivering value to our Warfighters throughout the acquisition lifecycle. Read more
Integrity - Committed to the highest standards of ethical and moral behavior at all times.
Service - Working for the benefit of our nation and putting professional responsibilities before self-interests.
Excellence - Committed to exceptional performance in everything we do.
DCMA BY THE NUMBERS
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Number of Military
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per business day
Data is for Q4 FY23 and current as of October 2023.