The Contract Management Body of Knowledge: Understanding an Essential Tool for the Acquisition Profession

7 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2013  

Neal J. Couture

George Washington University - Law School

Steven L. Schooner

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The collective knowledge of any profession is commonly referred to as its body of knowledge. In the acquisition, procurement, or government contracting profession, the collective wisdom of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) organizes, and periodically updates, a broadly accepted conceptual inventory of the profession’s acquired knowledge. This article describes the NCMA Guide to the Body of Knowledge, how it was developed and is maintained, and its importance and relevance to people concerned with the contract management profession.

JEL Classification: H57, J41, K12, L33

Suggested Citation

Couture, Neal J. and Schooner, Steven L., The Contract Management Body of Knowledge: Understanding an Essential Tool for the Acquisition Profession (2013). CONTRACT MANAGEMENT, 36 (December 2013); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-135; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-135. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2363117

Neal J. Couture

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