February 17, 2016
DCMA Head Wendy Masiello: Agency Seeks Increased Small Business GovCon Participation
Source: GovConWire, Ross Wilkers, January 28, 2016
The Defense Contract Management Agency is working on ways to help small businesses increase their participation in the government contracting market and gain an education on the sector prior to their entry, DCMA’s director told the Potomac Officers Club Thursday.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello told a GovCon and government executive audience in Falls Church, Va. that removal of some bureaucratic processes and cost control tools are part of efforts to give smaller businesses access to contracting work with the Defense Department.
The agency is also participating in the Pentagon’s third Better Buying Power iteration by learning about overhead costs related to internal research-and-development programs, one of the major items of emphasis in BBP 3.0.
“DCMA comes in because some of those costs are embedded in internal R&D and we need to understand what those are,” she said. Read More …
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