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NCMA Cape Canaveral Chapter QUARTERLY. December 2013 Volume 2013-14, Issue 2. Message from the President . Inside This Issue 1-2 Message from the President 3 Dec. Speaker Menu & Link –Dec. Mtg. Jan. Speaker – Menu & Link

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NCMA Cape Canaveral Chapter


December 2013

Volume 2013-14, Issue 2

Message from the


  • Inside This Issue
  • 1-2 Message from the President
  • 3 Dec. Speaker
  • Menu & Link –Dec. Mtg.
  • Jan. Speaker – Menu & Link
  • Feb. Speaker - Menu & Link
  • Congratulations
  • 8-9 Professional Certification
  • Employment
  • Chapter Leadership
  • Chapter Organization Chart

Hello again Chapter Members. The first three months have flown by! It is great to see we are off to another successful year and it is all because of you, so thank you and keep up the good work!

I hope by now you have received a personal email asking you to join us at our Dinner Workshops and informing you that we want to hear from you. Speaking of hearing from you we have an opportunity for a few individuals to step up and volunteer to assist our Sr. Vice President with the Winter Education Conference. Please contact Shannon Barber or me via email/phone (numbers and addresses located at end of this newsletter).

The Winter Education Conference will be held on March 12, 2014. This is an excellent opportunity to gain those much needed credit hours for certification or re-certification and enjoy a day of outstanding learning opportunities and networking.

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Message from the President continued

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our VP of Education has had to step down. Please take this opportunity to consider stepping in and serving your Chapter in this capacity. Contact me or one of our Board Members for details if you are interested.

Save the date! Celebration Gala- We received a positive response to the survey to celebrate being a part of this professional community for 50 years and will hold a Gala March 21, 2014. More details to follow.

We are proud to announce the Chapter is once again the recipient of the Gold Graalman Award for the Chapter year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. We received notification from National on November 4, 2013. The Graalman Award is recognized throughout the profession for three main areas of achievement:

  • Provide Value to Members
  • Connect NCMA and Members
  • Effective Chapter Operations

The December Dinner Meeting features “Why is security so hard … and what can we do about it?” presented by Dr. Richard Ford. Remember, at each meeting there is an opportunity to walk away with a “free dinner” to a future meeting as this is one of the door prizes!

Sincere thanks for your continued effort and support in the first quarter of the year.I look forward to seeing many more of you in the next few months.

Happy Holidays!

Deborah Shackelford

NCMA Cape Canaveral Chapter President 2013-2014

december 11 th dinner workshop


December 11thDinner & Workshop

Speaker: Dr. Richard Ford

Topic: Why is security so hard … and what can we do about it?

Dr. Richard Ford is the Co-Director for the Harris Institute for Assured Information at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Understanding cyber security is an important part of contract management. What cyber threats should a contract manager be aware of? How can these threats impact a project? In this talk, an overview of the current state of the art in security is provided. Is insecurity inevitable? Why is cyber security apparently so very difficult? Finally, can the risks associated with insecurity be managed in a practical way?

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December 11thDinner & Workshop


Steak Au Poivre w/duchess potatoes

Rolls & Butter

Dessert du Chef

Coffee, Iced Tea

5:30-6:00 – Social

6:00-7:00 – Dinner/Workshop

Dinner Cost: $21 for NCMA members

$25 for non-NCMA members and walk-ins


Register by Noon on December 9th:

january 8 th dinner workshop


January 8thDinner & Workshop

Speaker: TBDTopic: TBD


Chicken Champagne w/ red bliss potatoes

House Salad

Rolls & Butter

Dessert du Chef

Coffee, Iced Tea

5:30-6:00 – Social

6:00-7:00 – Dinner/Workshop

Dinner Cost: $21 for NCMA members

$25 for non-NCMA members and walk-ins


Register by Noon on January 6th:

february 12th th dinner workshop


February 12ththDinner & Workshop

Speaker: Roy Nyquist

Topic: TBD

Roy A. Nyquist has more than 25 years of hands-on government procurement experience at all levels in the acquisition cycle. He also has extensive experience in pre-award and post-award government contracting and has been intimately involved with government acquisition reform initiatives, both as an instructor and a contracting officer. Mr. Nyquist retired from the US Army in 2003 where he was an Acquisition Officer. Currently, Mr. Nyquist is the Contract Manager for Tremco Incorporated, Roofing and Weatherproofing Division.


Caribbean Roast Pork Loin

House Salad

Rolls & Butter

Dessert du Chef

Coffee, Iced Tea

5:30-6:00 – Social

6:00-7:00 – Dinner/Workshop

Dinner Cost: $21 for NCMA members

$25 for non-NCMA members and walk-ins


Register by Noon on February 10th:





Maureen Miners 5 Years

Curt Peterson 25 Years

Ron Etzel 30 Years

R. C. Ford 30 Years


Lisa Barr 10 Years

David Hahn 10 Years


Annette LaBelle 5 Years

Katherine Shogren 10 Years

Dawnn Wheeler 10 Years

Donna Banta 25 Years

Debra Menendez 25 Years

The following individuals have Membership Anniversaries this quarter:

NCMA CCC President Deborah Shackelford presenting award to John Simmons for

50 years with NCMA!

cape canaveral chapter to host testing for ncma professional certification exams


Cape Canaveral Chapter to Host Testing for NCMA Professional Certification Exams

By Ann Yersavich, Certification Chairperson

The NCMA Cape Canaveral Chapter will host testing for NCMA certification exams (CFCM/CCCM/CPCM) on May 3, 2014 at the Suntree/Viera Public Library.

All interested candidates both members and non-members should submit applications to the NCMA Certification Department for approval. Certification applications must be received by National no later than March 20, 2014 (45 days in advance of the test date). All candidates must be approved by National to sit for the exam; no walk-ins will be allowed.

Information on applying for the certification exams is located at:

An exam fee of $50 for members and $90 for non-members will be required and should be sent along with the application fee. All applications should be marked at the top with "Taking exam in Melbourne, FL on May 3, 2014" to ensure your application is processed for our test site location.

Once you have received approval to take the exam, please let Ann Yersavich, NCMA CCC Certification Chair, know so she can confirm that National has an exam package for you.

You will be able to take one certification exam at the test site on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The meeting room at the Suntree/Viera Library, 902 Jordan Blass Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940, has been reserved from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for this purpose.



The CFCM/CCCM/CPCM exams are 4 hours in length. The 180 multiple choice question CPCM exam tests your knowledge of the contract management competencies in the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (3rd edition). The contract management competencies include: contract principles, acquisition planning/strategy, specialized knowledge, contract administration, and general business. The CFCM and CCCM exams consist of 150 multiple choice questions. The CFCM exam tests your knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation with special emphasis placed on FAR Parts 12 and 15. All FAR Parts are fair game on the exam EXCEPT Parts 26 and 41. Make sure you check the listing of Questions by FAR Part the latest is dated September 1, 2012. The CCCM exam is based on the Uniform Commercial Code Articles 1, 2 and 2a.

To prepare for the exams it is recommended to use latest CPCM Study Guide, 2nd Edition, and CFCM Study Guide, 2nd Edition. If you plan to take the CCCM exam you should prepare by using the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Website ( 

There are practice exams available through the NCMA HQ link above that you can take when preparing for the CPCM/CFCM/CCCM exams.

Passing score for each exam is a minimum of 70% correct answers. If you are a member of the NCMA Cape Canaveral Chapter and pass your exam you will receive $50 from the chapter. 

If you have any questions about any of the certification exams or filing your application please contact Ann Yersavich at 321.775.7513 or

  • Happy Holidays


Employment Corner

by Mark Pearah

The following are a few online resources for employment -

  • NCMA Cape Canaveral Chapter
  • NCMA National Employment
  • USA Gov’t Jobs
  • On Line Networking (join Contracts and Procurement groups)
  • Monster Job Search

As always, contact Mark Pearah, Employment Committee (321-727-5759) for any local employment search or recruitment issues/questions or if interested in posting local Brevard direct employment opportunities within our chapter newsletter and website.



If you see a Committee highlighted in yellow and would like to volunteer – please contact Deborah Shackelford at 727-4696 or