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News | Jan. 16, 2024

DCMA Northeast standup marks agency’s ongoing realignment

By Jason Kaneshiro DCMA Eastern Region Public Affairs

DCMA continued its strategic realignment with the establishment of DCMA Northeast during a ceremony at the former DCMA Hartford contract management office Jan. 11.

The Boston; Garden City, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; and Syracuse, New York, offices were consolidated and disestablished as part of the ongoing reorganization of the agency.

Eastern Region Commander Navy Capt. Nicola Gathright said DCMA Northeast benefits from bringing together the strengths and experiences of the four offices.

“Although we’re changing the structure of our agency, our commitment to the warfighter remains the same,” she said.

Maintaining the focus on the warfighter must continue to be the guiding principle of the DCMA workforce, said Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Gregory  Masiello, DCMA director.

“What we do is not easy,” he said. “What you do matters more than they know.”

Masiello said some may feel the disestablishment of the offices as a bittersweet moment.

“It may feel like all the years of your work is getting furled up in that flag. But that’s not true,” he said. “Years of your work went overseas to our warfighters. Change is a normal part of life. I have a lot of confidence that the people who are leading the transition are doing this in the right way.”

Navy Capt. La-Hesh Graham, commander of the newly established DCMA Northeast office, said he looked forward to working alongside the exceptional workforce and leaders he inherited from the disestablished offices.

“Thank you for you unwavering commitment to excellence. It sets the standard for DCMA Northeast,” Graham said. “Here’s to a future of innovation.”

DCMA’s ongoing reorganization is part of an aggressive plan to build an organizational structure that matches the agency’s specialized skills with the specialized needs of DCMA’s customers across product aligned and geographic offices.

DCMA’s current continental United States structure is primarily organized with three regional commands overseeing 45 subordinate contract management offices in total. When the reorganization is fully realized, these offices will be consolidated to as few as eight geographic offices and 10 product offices. The Northeast was the fourth geographic consolidation completed.