September’s Seminar: Hot Topics in Government Contracting


loudoun_backpack_coalitionHelp us support the Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition by bringing food items with you to the seminar. Details below.

Program Date and Time

Tuesday, September 20,, 2016 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.

Program Description

Michelle Currier from DAU returns to the Dulles Corridor Chapter to discuss the latest hot topics in Government Contacting.

Due to Michelle’s schedule, we are holding this seminar on a Tuesday instead of our normal Friday.

With her lively presentation style, Michelle will cover the latest news dealing with Government rules and regulations, including the following topics:
  • Labor law enforcement
  • Fair Pay
  • Counterfeit parts
  • Cybersecurity

About The Speaker

Michelle CurrierMs. Michelle M. Currier, a Professor at Defense Acquisition University (DAU), was recognized by the University with the Distinguished Teacher Award in October 2012. The academic community bestows the Distinguished Teacher Award to recognize faculty members who demonstrate teaching mastery through classroom performance and enhancing student outcomes. Ms. Currier serves as a Professor of Contract Management at DAU Middle Atlantic Region. Ms. Currier brings a wealth of real world experience to the classroom from her 35-year career, having served with distinction as a Contracting Officer, Division Chief, and Director of Contracts at the Naval Research Laboratory, Military Sealift Command, Small Business Administration, Naval Sea Systems Command, and the Army Contracting Command.

Ms. Currier is a Past National President of the NCMA (2001-2002) and currently serves on the NCMA National Board of Advisors. Ms. Currier has received numerous NCMA awards including the Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award, Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, NCMA National Achievement awards, the NCMA Education Award and Lifetime CFCM and CPCM Certifications. Ms. Currier was recognized by Inside Business as one of the Top 25 Women in Business.

Program Cost

Earn 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits! Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $40 (NCMA members; $45 for non-members). Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather policy is here.

In order to save on printing costs and to give people an option to use a laptop or tablet, we will email the seminar presentation and any materials prior to the event. The Holiday Inn provides complimentary Wi-Fi if you prefer to download the presentation files on the day of the event. We will NOT have printed copies available the day of the event.

Help Support The Backpack Coalition: Bring Food!

backpack_kidsThe Backpack Coalition helps to provide food for the weekend to school children who are in need. Each week we provide a bag filled with 6 meals and 2 snacks plus juice and shelf milk for a child to take home for the weekend.

This year the Dulles Corridor Chapter is participating in the Backpack Coalition (Backpack Buddies) program, contributing pantry items to families at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Leesburg, VA. Last year, Frederick Douglass distributed roughly 60 bags a week…that’s 360 meals a week! How can you help? Bring a few of the preferred items listed below to the upcoming Chapter seminar on September 20th.

Backpack Coalition Preferred Items (Our only request is that the items are nut-free.)
  • Cups of ravioli, beefaroni or spaghetti
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Cheese crackers
  • Easy macaroni and cheese
  • Cereal (individual sized boxes)
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Granola or cereal bars
  • Fruit cups, applesauce
  • Shelf milk (white or chocolate)
  • 100% Juice boxes

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