Today, the Washington Chapter welcomes RADM Louis M. Smith as our guest speaker. RADM Smith is the Commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and the Chief of the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. NAVFAC manages the planning, design and construction of facilities for U.S. Navy activities around the world. RADM Smith will speak about "The Future of Defense Facilities…Paying for Tomorrow."
At out recent executive board meeting two items were discussed which leave me excited about the coming year.
First, CDR Neil Seiden, who is enthusiastically spearheading the program portion of our luncheons for the coming year, has clearly jumped in with both feet and is developing a substantial speakers program. The initial theme will address defense financial management certification.
Second, Cindy Bogner and Jeannie Karstens have agreed to co-chair our spring symposium. While this activity is just starting t gain momentum, Cindy and Jeannie bring tremendous talent to this effort.
With such strong leadership and enthusiasm in these two areas, our chapter’s professional functions will be greatly enhanced. However, as stellar as these folks are (to include the rest of the executive board), your help is both needed and expected. Please contact these individuals and offer your assistance. Your involvement in these activities will provide for a much stronger chapter!
Navy Vice President Message
We are fast approaching the close of another fiscal year – how time flies when you’re having fun! As we do so, its timely review to information we may have missed in our hectic schedule. The following is food for thought for you. Please note that you should contact your agency’s policy office for guidance unique to you organization.
- SEVERABLE/NON-SEVERABLE CONTRACTS.
The FY 98 Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 105-85), signed by the President on 18 November 1997 pertains. Sec. 801 allows the Department of Defense (DOD) to enter into a contract for procurement of severable services for a period that begins in one fiscal year and ends in another if the contract period does not exceed one year. Sec. 806 requires that any multiyear contract over $500 million be specifically authorized by a law other than an appropriations act. However, each service and major command therein needs to research their respective policy implementation guidance.
- New Rules Issued on Business Cards. DON business card policy has been revised per ASN(FM&C) memo of 9 Mar 99. The new policy expands the authorized printing of business cards at government expense. Also, OSD memo of 28 Aug 98 and Comptroller General Decision ltr B-280759 of 5 Nov 98 permitted government employees to print business cards, using existing software and agency-purchased card stock, for use in connection with official activities when the exchange of cards would facilitate mission-related business communications.
- ACQUISITION INFORMATION
The Defense Acquisition Deskbook, containing information on all aspects of acquisition, is available at the Internet web site http://www.deskbook.osd.mil/.
An excellent companion resource available at the website is the "Ask-a-Professor" program. This program provides the opportunity for people to submit acquisition-related questions to elicit a response directly from an expert on the appropriate subject. The answers come from the Defense Department Universities, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Service Headquarters. You may be able to find answers to questions you have, already posted here, or you can submit a question of your own. Or, you can browse recent questions by category to see what is of interest to you.
CDR Marci Pinkerton
The ASMC National Office web page now includes job announcements for a variety of employers, such as commercial, nonprofit and government agencies. Please note that ASMC does not provide employment services but does want to make its members aware of potential opportunities in the financial management community at large. You can access National’s web site at http://www.asmconline.org/.
Plans are underway for PDI 2000 in Philadelphia. As you know, our chapter is one of several teaming together host this event. Washington Chapter is specifically responsible for the Program, Hospitality and Exhibit Committees but volunteers are needed for the many other committees chaired by other chapters. For more information, visit our chapter’s website.
Several of our long-time friends will be retiring from civil service soon. Please join us in wishing fair winds and following seas to:
Also, Jocelyn Chapman was selected as Head for NAVSEA’s O&M,N Budget Formulation Branch (SEA 0141).
Mark your Calendar’s for:
For details, check the Chapter web page or contact your agency Assistant Secretary.
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July 13, 2014