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News | May 5, 2023

INSIGHT 2023: Joint effort drives innovation, solutions and stewardship

By Thomas Perry DCMA Public Affairs

Defense Contract Management Agency’s 2023 INSIGHT magazine highlights the agency’s critical national defense team role, its team members’ dedication to warfighter support, its Defense Department partnerships and customer support relationships, and its vision for a diverse and innovative workplace environment.

The publication serves as an overview of the agency’s global mission: We are the independent eyes and ears of the Department of Defense and its partners, enhancing warfighter lethality by ensuring timely delivery of quality products and providing relevant acquisition insight supporting affordability and readiness.

“These pages provide a look at DCMA’s place on our national defense team and a snapshot of where the agency is at the start of 2023. Most importantly, it introduces some of the team members — our trusted professionals — that form DCMA,” wrote Army Lt. Gen. David Bassett, the agency’s director, in INSIGHT’s introductory article. “We began last year with a new Vision and an updated Strategic Plan to guide our Mission and workplace into the future. Over the course of the past fiscal year, we delivered more than 440 million items worth more than $96 billion to our services. That’s 1.2 million items we’ve signed for and put into our warfighters’ hands every day.”

Some of those items, supporting teams and their production stories are highlighted to include land, sea, ground and space elements.

“The most advanced combat equipment ever, from aircraft to ground vehicles and satellite systems, is in the field right now due to the dedicated professionals of DCMA,” he wrote. “We keep the Department of Defense’s acquisition programs moving, and we help keep our defense industrial base and economy moving as well. Every business day we authorize more than $1 billion in payments to the defense industrial base, and the DCMA team is there to ensure our warfighters and the nation’s taxpayers get what they pay for.”

Current and prior year issues are available on the INSIGHT Magazine webpage.