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News | March 31, 2020

DCMA Hampton delivers acquisition, contracting knowledge

By Jason Kaneshiro DCMA Eastern Region

Defense Contract Management Office Hampton personnel educated 18 Navy supply corps officers from the USS John C. Stennis and USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carriers about the critical advantages DCMA brings to the Navy Feb. 25. Navy supply corps officers serve in a variety assignments and interact with DCMA throughout their careers. This session provided the officers with a deeper understanding of the agency’s role in ensuring on-time delivery, quality assurance, product quality deficiency report processing and ratification, and other contract administration issues.

The majority of the officers that attended the information session had less than six years of service in the Navy and are making career path decisions in focus areas. Officers that choose acquisition and contract management have the opportunity to be selected for an assignment to DCMA as a contract specialist, administrative contracting officer, or to a coveted command billet within the agency.