DATE: April 4, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense Contract Management Command Becomes Defense Contract Management Agency

SOURCE: Department of Defense News Release, April 3, 2000

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: The Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC), which had been a major subordinate command of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), has been converted into a separate agency -- the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 27, 2000.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On April 3, 2000, DOD announced that it is establishing the DCMA and assigning it the responsibility for administering DOD contracts. DCMA will be under the direction and authority of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics). It will consist of all the employees and resources of the former DCMC, including 12,539 full-time positions that will be transferred from DLA.

DCMA will supervise and administer contracts with the thousands of suppliers that deliver goods and services to the military each year. Also, the new agency is chartered to streamline and standardize the contracting process.

"Establishing DCMA will allow us to be more responsive to both our military service and defense agency customers," said Major General Timothy P. Malishenko, DCMA director. "We're committed to great service, and I expect that as an agency we will continue to be a catalyst for the success of defense acquisition reform."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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