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, Andrew Josephs shares his story.
My name is Andrew Josephs, and this is “My DCMA.”
I am a lead termination contracting officer at DCMA Boston. My job duties include negotiating settlements for contracts terminated for the convenience of the government, using the Federal Acquisitions Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, agency guidance, and applicable legal precedent. The Terminations Group currently has 415 terminations on hand valued at $9.3 billion.
I have been a part of the DCMA team for eight years. I like working here because I’m part of a diverse and dynamic workforce that’s able to support the warfighter and safeguard taxpayer dollars.
DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because we serve as the eyes and ears for the Department of Defense, ensuring that warfighters receive the support needed to fight, survive and win. Some of the great things about working at my location include being able to engage with various functional team members, conferring with my peers and working on a collaborative interdisciplinary team. DCMA has changed since I started working here by becoming a rapidly adaptive agency, especially in response to the unpredictable environment caused by the coronavirus.
As DCMA celebrates its 20th anniversary, I am most excited about seeing the agency continue to leverage technologies and fine-tune processes which will allow my team to provide the best support we can to our customers.
The goals that I have for myself in 2020 are to continue to hone my technical skills and foster the relationship between DCMA and our allied partners. My future career goals include continuing to use my previous buying experience to provide a different perspective to negotiating an equitable settlement while preserving the Defense Industrial Base.
My favorite hobbies include traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures, CrossFit, cooking, hiking and spending time with my friends and family. Something unique about me is that I have traveled to 30 different countries on five continents.
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