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NCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Secures the 2016 Walter R. Graalman Gold Level Award!

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Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of NCMA

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Contract Management Excellence!

Registration Open! NCMA Philly dinner meeting on the Section 809 Panel @ NSA Compound

Hello fellow Chapter Members!

I hope you have been well. Be sure to mark your calendars for this great event focused on the Section 809 Panel. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Elliott B. Branch, Commissioner, and currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Procurement, Office of the Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.

The 18-person panel, created in section 809 of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and amended by section 863(d) of the NDAA for FY2017 and sections 803(c) and 883 of the NDAA for FY2018, is tasked with finding ways to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process. The panel is charged with making recommendations that will shape DoD’s acquisition system into one that is bold, simple, and effective.

For more information on the panel’s work, you can access the Section 809 Panel website:
Attendees will receive 7 CLPs!

  • Elliott Branch (bio), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition and Procurement), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
  • Soraya Correa (bio), Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Nina Ferraro (bio), Executive Director, Strategic Programs, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

  • Registration Form
    Seminar Agenda

    Date & Time:
    August 23, 2018
    Registration: 4:30-5:00pm
    Dinner and Program: 5:30–7:30pm
    Cocktail Networking Reception (cash bar): 7:30–8:30pm

    Fran’s Hangar Bay Club (Bldg. 15)
    Naval Support Activity, Philadelphia
    700 Robbins Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19111

    Registration Cost:
    NCMA Members and Government Employees: $35.00
    Non-Members: $40

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Brian Connolly
    NCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter


    [October 18, 2017] - NCMA Greater Philadelphia chapter discussing Contract Managment insights at St. Joe's University Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart (VEJ) Program

    Jeannine Roso, Executive Vice President of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Brian Connolly, Vice President, Programs and Jeremy Mock, Community Service Chair participated in a panel discussion for Saint Joseph University’s (SJU) Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart (VEJ) program. The VEJ program is specifically designed to provide veterans with the tools, education, and mentorship opportunities necessary for them to start their own businesses. The panel discussion detailed the steps on becoming a Federal Contractor and how NCMA can be a resource for procurement and contract management for their businesses.

    In 2015, Saint Joseph’s University– Haub School of Business, joined the national consortium of schools for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), an entrepreneurial and small business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU), and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Saint Joseph’s University runs both the EBV, open to post-9/11 disabled veterans, and a second program, the VEJ, that was designed by the SJU Office of Veterans Services which is led by two military veterans, Ralph Galati, Director of Veterans Services and Kevin Gelzhiser, Assistant Director for Veterans Services. The VEJ program is open to any honorably discharged veteran.


    Congratulations to NCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter's own, Sidney Ozer!

    EPA Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Support of Small Businesses

    Congratulations to the US Government Environmental Protection Agency Region III Small Business Program Team (Tiffany Cooper, Hana Hyland, Sidney Ozer, and Al Pinero) on their receipt of the EPA Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by an EPA employee or group in Support of Small Businesses Impacted by EPA Regulations. This award is for their demonstration of outstanding achievements in working with, and addressing the concerns of, small businesses that are impacted by EPA regulations.

    Region III’s Small Business Program Team worked collaboratively with external small business assistance providers to conduct outreach to small businesses and enhance environmental regulation compliance in FY 2016 by engaging with over 1000 small businesses at 12 outreach events. The team, along with several federal acquisition professionals, became charter members of the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board’s (FEB) Mid-Atlantic Acquisition Council (MAAC). As members of the Small Business Sub-Committee, the team educated owners while promoting procurement opportunities for small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned businesses, HUB Zone businesses, and service-disabled veteran owned businesses.

    In addition, the team played an instrumental role in devising and implementing an Acquisition Day to help reduce the burdens and impacts on the regulated small business community. This event hosted participants from 12 federal agencies and 2,013 contracting professionals. Another example of the team’s exemplary leadership and small business outreach is highlighted by their support of the Women in Public Policy ChallengeHER half-day training event. This event focused on participants of the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Set-Aside Program looking to become more effective players in the government contracting arena. The team provided four educational sessions: What WOSB’s Can Do to Help Create Set-Asides?, Working with Federal Buyers, Research and Marketing – Doing Your Homework, and Doing Business with the U.S. EPA. This event successfully brought together 72 WOSB’s and 49 federal contractors to increase awareness of and reduce the burdens regulated small business owners face.

    Click on link and scroll down for photo of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and EPA OSDBU Director Denise Benjamin Sirmons presenting award to Hana Hyland and Sidney Ozer representing EPA RIII.

    Executive Vice President Jeannine Roso and Greater Philadelphia member Lisa Stewart representing the chapter at the 2016 World Congress in Orlando, FL.

    Coming Events

    Subcon Training Workshops

    Dulles, VA - attendees will receive 12 CPE's!

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