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					                                                       NCMA Mid Florida Chapter
                                              Contracting News | Volume # 4 | February 23, 2011

Presidents Message:

                    PEO STRI,TRASYS and NAWCTSD HOT TOPICS
                              Thursday, March 10, 2011
                      5:30 pm sign in/pizza and beverages served
                               6:00 pm Guest Speakers:

                   Joe Giunta, Jr. PEO STRI, PARC
          Anthony Delicati; NAWCTSD, Director of Contracts

                        This event is open to both members and non-members.
                                         NCMA Members: $20
                                           Non-members: $25
                       Attendees from PEO STRI; PM TRASYS, NAWCTSD; $15
                                             Students: $10

                                  Location: Northrop Grumman
                                11474 Corporate Blvd., Suite 120; Orlando, FL

Directions: From Alafaya Trail – turn west on Corporate Blvd – couple miles on the left.
From University Blvd– turn north at Quadrangle Blvd, go to the end, turn left, the building is on the left.

Please RSVP to Audrey Fogelman at so that we are sure to have
plenty of refreshments!

The NCMA mid-Florida chapter is once again fortunate to have Mr. Joe Giunta, Jr. join us in an open forum of
questions/answers and Government hot topic updates. We are also fortunate to have John Lynch and Tony Delicati join
the panel discussions as well this year! Please bring questions, thoughts, ideas, etc. to share in an informal evening for
discussions regarding Government and Industry challenges and updates.

We hope you can make this event and we look forward to seeing you!
President’s Message:

Our 2010/2011 program year is at the midpoint, and we hope to make 2011 an even better year than
2010. To recap our 2010 year, we had a fun networking social to kick off the program year in
September, we gave presentations on NCMA to a couple companies, we had a dinner speaker
meeting on How to Negotiate Fair/Reasonable Prices in Sole Source Procurements, we participated
in CPAG (Combined Professional Associations Group), participated in mentoring programs, and
began the year with the CPAG Defense Forum Breakfast, which was a large event with Mr. Reyenga
of PEO STRI, Col. Smith of PMTRASYS, Capt. Reuter of NAWTSD, and Col. Boyd of the Air Force.

We also had two members complete their CFCM professional certification in 2010, Audrey Fogelman
and Todd Haas. We can do another study group in 2011 if there is enough interest, please contact
Todd Haas at the contact info below.

We kicked off 2011 with a leadership meeting and then the Mid Year Leadership Conference at the
Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on January 21-22. We had five members attend, including four
past/present student members who presented on our efforts to begin a student chapter at UCF. See
additional details below.

Other upcoming events include local audio training seminars, introduction to contracts courses at
UCF, a study group (dates TBD), as well as the exciting Panel Discussion on March 10 (detailed
above). Please contact me if you have a venue available for a meeting or someone who could speak
on a topic of interest to our membership. Any feedback is welcome on the types of meetings/events
you would like to see in 2011. (email me at

Here are your Mid Florida NCMA volunteers:

President                    Jeff Stingle,   407-306-2404

Vice President (Programs)    Audrey Fogelman,       407-737-4948

Vice President (Education) Todd Haas    ,         407-356-5781

Treasurer                    Ken Meyer  ,      407-823-8409

Secretary                    Nikki White,     407-531-7476

Chair (Membership)           Juliana Machata,        407-353-5310

Chair (Website)              Aaron Herbst,      407-341-7656

Chair (Employment)           Aurora Ramirez

Newsletter Chair            Raymond Strother
NES/Meetings/Hospitality Chair Vicky Fernandez , 407-595-6032
UCF Outreach Chair          Lisa Balash   
UCF Outreach Chair          Josh Brown     
We recently received the following feedback -- thanks Steve!

“NCMA offers great speakers from government and industry that keep me current with the market and the changes that
affect how we do business.” Steve Kennedy; Boeing Training systems & Services, Business Development

All feedback is very much appreciated and will enable us to bring beneficial information to you.


With our increasingly challenging business environment, the National NCMA Board of Directors
issued an open letter addressing the need for cooperation between Government and industry – I
encourage you to read it at:
eration%20between%20Government%20and%20Industry.pdf .

Interested in being part of a Study Group for NCMA
Certification Exams?
The Mid Florida National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Chapter is planning Study
Groups to prepare for the Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) Exams starting in March. We
are planning one study group on the east side of town and the other on the west side of town. Please
contact Todd Haas by e-mail at or phone #: 407-356-5781 if you are

The Cape Canaveral NCMA Chapter will host all three NCMA Certifications (CFCM,
CCCM, & CPCM) on April 30, 2011 at the Suntree/Viera Library. See link to Flyer for
Additional details.

 When: Saturday, April 30, 2011 (applications must be turned in by March 15 to sit for the exam)

                                    Where: Suntree/Viera Public Library

                   Cost: $50–Members; $90–Non-Members (Plus application costs)

     UCF students Devon Steick
         & Shuya Huang brief
      Russell Blaine, NCMA BoD
          Chair for University
       Outreach and Relations
         about the Mid Florida
           NCMA Contracting                           The Mid-Year Leadership Conference provided an excellent
                                                opportunity for Students to Network and discuss current challenges with
          Internship Program.                   starting and maintaining a student chapter. Aaron Herbst and Lisa Balish
                                                participated in a panel discussion along with students from Cal Poly and
                                                the University of New Mexico. Here are what a couple of our student
attendees had to say about the conference:

         When I thought about my future career, contract management never was one of the choices. Up to few months
ago, the career “Contract Management” was totally foreign to me. After talking with a few people from this field, I have
learned that it is an interesting career that I would like to explore further. Fortunately, I had the chance to attend the
Leadership conference which was held at Las Vegas this year. It was such a fantastic experience. Not only because it
was my first trip to Las Vegas, but also I met some wonderful people. I was nervous because I am new to this field, and
worried that I would not understand what people were talking about. However, I learned that my worries were unfounded.
It was such a welcoming environment and everyone I talked to was so nice and eager to offer their help. All I needed to do
is say hello, and introduce myself. While speaking with people at the conference, I realized that it is important for me to
polish my communicating skills, so I can express and present myself better. I also learned that NCMA offers a lot of
training to aid people in advancing their careers. They even offer free classes for student members. Just as the slogan of
this year’s Leadership Conference stated, “NCMA Rocks.” – Shuya Huang

        As a member of the Mid-Florida Chapter and a student at the University of Central Florida, the NCMA Mid-Year
Leadership Conference in Las Vegas was a great experience for me. I was given the opportunity to network with other
students, as well as professionals in the contract management field, from around the country. Some, like me, have only
been members for a few months while others have been members for decades, but everyone was more than willing to
converse and give advice. At UCF, we are in the process of acquiring our student charter. It was very beneficial to speak
with others who have faced and overcome similar challenges. Those who have already established their student chapters
were inspiring and set a goal for us at UCF to strive for. It was great to see others who are extremely motivated and
passionate about NCMA. – Devon Stecik

As a recently new member to the Mid Florida Chapter and a very early professional, I found the Mid Year Leadership
Conference to be very inviting and educational. At this particular conference I met many other students or early
professionals who were able to give helpful insight as to how a student chapter works and the challenges a student
chapter may face. I will keep the feedback from these discussions in mind while we are establishing our student chapter
at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Overall, I met many new people, learned study tips for the CFCM exam, and
 had a lot of fun. –Lisa Balash
     $500 Billion Businesses!!!

Introduction to Federal Contracting Workshop
 Learn & Network with Fellow Entrepreneurs and UCF Students
         When: March 1st, 15th, 22nd 6:00pm to 7:30pm
   UCF Incubator Center 12565 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826
      Reserve your seat at
       The Mid Florida NCMA Chapter has also partnered with the UCF Incubator program to host a
series of introductory workshops on Federal Contracting. The workshops will be conducted by local
Mid Florida Chapter members, both from Government and Industries perspective, to introduce UCF
students, entrepreneurs and small business leaders to the Federal Acquisition process and some of
the unique challenges associated with federal contracting. The workshops also provide a great
opportunity for students to network and learn about internships and career opportunities available in
the Orlando area.

        Contract Internship applicants will be evaluated on several factors including successful
completion of the Introduction to Federal Contracting Workshop series. At this time the contracting
internships are only available to UCF business students (Marketing, Management, General
Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, etc.) but anyone can attend the workshops. The purpose
of the internship program is to help local industry and government to develop their contracting

       The workshops are designed to provide an introductory overview into how the Federal, State
and Municipality acquisition process works as well as the different types of contract vehicles,
regulations, and resources available in government contracting. Workshops are free for UCF
students and tentatively scheduled for March 1st, 15th & 22nd. Participants will receive NCMA
Continuing Education Units.

       If you have any questions concerning the workshops please contact Shuya Huang or Ken
Meyer at To register please send an email with your First and Last
name only in the subject line and your contact information in the email body to

   Join us for the 49th Annual Aerospace + Defense Contract
                    Management Conference
  NCMA's 49th annual Aerospace + Defense Contract Management Conference will be held in Glendale,
 Arizona, March 17–18, 2011. The conference is unique for many reasons, but especially because it is the
    only conference that caters directly to those focused in aerospace and defense contracting. Attend
 alongside over 350 fellow contract management professionals from across the nation to learn about and
                          discuss today's hottest aerospace and defense topics.

Employment Opportunities
CAE USA has a Sr. Contracts Administrator position opening – job location is
Quadrangle Blvd, Orlando. Send resumes to:
Cobham Life Support            – St. Petersburg is pleased to announce an employment opportunity for a
Senior Contract Administrator with wide experience in all aspects of contracting, with an emphasis on US
government contracts and government audits.

Cobham Life Support – St. Petersburg specializes in the design and manufacture of life saving devices for
military, and space and aerospace equipment. We are a "high-tech" business with extensive in-house design
and manufacturing capabilities to satisfy customer requirements.

Teamwork is critical as contracts works across many engineering disciplines. We seek candidates that are self-
motivated, passionate and committed to providing the best to our customers.

Senior Contracts Administrator is responsible for all aspects of government and commercial customer
contract proposals and negotiations working under the Director of Contracts and Legal Counsel. This is a
senior level position with responsibility to meet divisional and corporate requirements for global sales.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties include the following:

       Ensure contracts meet the FAR/ DFAR, commercial, US and international requirements
       Proposal preparation and negotiation; contract administration processes
       Basic knowledge of NDAs, export controls and intellectual property necessary
       Assist in Compliance & Ethics Program

Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, the candidate will meet the following requirements:

       Bachelors Degree in Business or related field; [Oracle experience a plus]
       10+ years experience in Contract Administration - DOD, Government Contract and Audit
       Superior program and time management skills
       Demonstrated teamwork values with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Other Qualifications:

This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the
United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of either US citizenship, Permanent US residency or
classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3). The individual may be required to obtain a
U.S. Government Security Clearance.

Competitive pay, outstanding benefit packages including health, dental, vision, life, 401(k) with matching,
pension plan, a flexible work schedule and career opportunities are offered.

                                                    Send resume to:

Cobham Life Support – St. Petersburg
                                     2801 75th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710


           Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V, Drug Free Workplace

Technisource: Senior Contracts Manager or Contract Manager


AMTIS, Inc. – 2 positions: Financial Analyst and Sr Cost Price Analyst

     financial       Sr Cost Price
   analyst.docx      Analyst.docx

Contract Management Magazine
If you have not received the latest issue of Contract Management Magazine
below, please go to and verify that your membership is current
or contact Customer Service at, or call 800-344-
View Entire Issue

Inside this issue:

Working With Government Auditors
A review of various practices contractors can follow to ease the tension often associated with the DCAA audit
By: Gregory A. Garrett and Thomas Reynolds

Contractor Performance Assessment Reports: Past Performance Evaluations and what to do with them
Past performance evaluations have become critical in today's "best value" awards. So what do you do when
you receive a negative past performance review that you feel is unwarranted?
By: J. Hatcher Graham

The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS): Spotlight on Contractor
A review of the FAPIIS, the information that FAPIIS contains, how the government will use that information,
and issues related to the protection and availability of the information.
By: Gloria Sochon

It's Time for Integrity in Government Contracting
Enforcing FAR Part 3 and FAR 52.219-14 against the business community.
By: Jean Marceau Lohier

Going the Distance: Taking the Lead Amid Muddled Middle Management
In a race, the first-place finisher isn't the only leader. Every "middle leader" carries the same powerful potential
to shift and shape the experiences and successes of those around them, provided they're willing to step up to
the starting line and make a strong finish.
By: Nicki Sitler

Government Contract Management: Changes and Impact on Subcontractors
While large prime contractors have the financial and human capital resources to assess, integrate, manage,
and comply with new statutory and regulatory requirements, major prime subcontractors often don't, and have
    to flounder with the statutory and regulatory changes.
    By: John Dobriansky

    Professional Development
    Decisive Management: Improving Effectiveness and Success in the Decision-making Process
    By: Ken Fracaro

    Legal Forum
    Implied Warranties: Be Careful of What You Don't Say
    By: Jack Horan

                     NCMA Educational Opportunities, Tools, and Resources

                        February, 2011               February 15: Woman Owned Small
                                                      Business Contracting Program

                        Program Details and

    Full length recordings of past webinars are also available—see Webinars on Demand!

                                         Interest Survey
    The Mid Florida Chapter along with the UCF Business Incubator Program is planning to host a
    Breakfast seminar with panel members discussing the below topics addressed during the recent
    Small Business Contracting Community Virtual Conference.

     Recent regulatory issues affecting small businesses,
     Navigating the GSA,
     Partnering for successful government relationships,
     Marketing techniques, and

    The seminar would start at 8:00 am at the UCF Incubator Program facilities and run
    approximately 3-4 hours. If you would be interested in attending this type of seminar or have
    additional small business related topics you would like to see addressed or presented, please let
    us know at Please put ―Small Business Conference‖ in the subject


    Our 10th Annual 3-day "Partnering for Compliance™" East Coast 'one-stop-shop' U.S. Export/Import
    Controls training and education program is at UCF, Orlando on February 23, 24, & 25, 2011. Spaces still
    available.      Cost: $450.
DoC (Licensing & OEE), DoD (DTSA), DHS (CBP & ICE), U.S. Census Bureau; AND Baker &
McKenzie, Braumiller Schulz (Imports), and U.S. Trade. Opening Keynote Address by The Honorable
David W. Mills, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Department of Commerce.

Link for:
 Sample Participant Comments from our 2010 conference:

Please visit our website: for further details.

 Registrations open only until maximum 200 spaces are filled. Registration details are at page (7)
of the Agenda on website.

 We ask that you kindly consider forwarding the details to colleagues and contractors you know who would
benefit from participation, particularly our small to medium businesses. Please contact us if you need
clarification on any further matters. Thank you so much.

Ailish M. Nic Phaidin, MPRII
President & CEO, Partnerships International, Inc.
211 Cocoa Street, S.E., Palm Bay, FL 32909-4314, USA
Tel: + 321-952-2978; Fax: + 321-953-0234
Email:; Website:
Save the Date―NCMA's 2011 World Congress in Denver, Colorado!

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                                     650 15th Street • Denver, CO 80202

                                 Regular Rate: $189 • Government Rate: $149

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                                        Preliminary Registration Rates

                                    NCMA Member Advanced Rate: $975

                                 NCMA Nonmember Advanced Rate: $1,100

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