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News | Dec. 18, 2019

My DCMA: Corey Scott, Sustainment Engineering and Technical Pricing Support team lead

By Tonya Johnson DCMA Public Affairs

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 Corey Scott.

My name is Corey Scott and this is “My DCMA.”

I am a Sustainment Engineering and Technical Pricing Support team lead at DCMA Lockheed Martin Marietta in Georgia.

My job duties include overseeing engineering surveillance activities and ensuring that the contractor is following the configuration management processes and requirements identified by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, and the Air Mobility and Maritime Configuration Management Plan.

In addition, I ensure that the team is communicating effectively with our government customers in relation to diminishing manufacturing sources, deficiency reporting, and non-conforming material issues related to the C-130J Super Hercules and P-3 Orion aircraft. This year, I have served as the technical support for negotiations’ coordinator, and I have also served as our contract management office’s alternate safety advocate since 2015.

I have been a part of the DCMA team for almost six years, and I have grown from all of my experiences. I like working at DCMA because it provides me the opportunity to prevent problems from a proactive standpoint before they get to the customer and our warfighter. Proactive problem-solving efforts and steady engagement through surveillance activities can prevent a small problem from becoming a larger problem that would drive up the cost and increase the delivery time of the final product. Ultimately, all of my actions are geared at ensuring that DCMA’s customers get a high-quality product that works and is delivered on-time with minimal additional costs.

DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because our efforts help ensure that troops get reliable and quality products on-time and that the products they receive serve their intended purpose.

When I am not serving my nation as an engineer, my passion includes mentoring and encouraging youth to pursue careers in engineering. I recently was selected as the winner of the U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine’s Science Spectrum Trailblazer award, which will be presented at the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year conference in February. The Science Spectrum Trailblazers are individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

My passion includes mentoring and encouraging our youth to pursue careers in engineering while also assisting collegiate engineering students with preparing for and securing internships and co-op opportunities while in college. I believe in preparing our next generation of leaders by exposing them to resources, mindsets and technical environments that they may not be aware of. Through active community service and giving of our time, the leaders of this generation can work together to ensure that our leaders of tomorrow are properly prepared to lead our technical nation into the next generation.

My future DCMA career goals include serving in leadership roles where I can help other DCMA employees reach their full potential in their positions.

Something unique about me is that I worked numerous internships while attending Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, as an undergraduate student from 1997 to 2004 in which I received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

In addition, since graduating from my office's NextGEN leadership academy in 2016, I completed a Master of Arts in executive leadership in 2017. I am six credits away from obtaining an educational specialist degree with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction. I will then pursue a doctorate in education from Liberty University that I will be utilizing to become a better teacher and trainer in my current and future roles at DCMA.

Some of the great things about working at my office include the diversity as well as the interactive and encouraging direction received from individuals at multiple levels within the organization ranging from my commander to my engineering supervisor and colleagues.

Collectively, this diverse group of people has prepared me for future opportunities. I am honored to work with this team, and I want to thank them for the time they have invested in me since 2014. I am honored to serve my country by using my brain as a complex thinker, problem solver and engineer.