Chapter Profile

Chapter Profile

The Huntsville National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is a nonprofit organization providing professional resources for those in the field of contract management. The Huntsville NCMA was chartered in 1964. We have consistently been in the top 5% of largest Chapters with well over 600 members as of July 2014.

For over a 1/2 century, the Huntsville NCMA has provided various training, seminars, and programs to the procurement and contract professionals of Huntsville. This has allowed members to enhance their knowledge in the procurement and contracting profession and provide a high standard of job performance. The Huntsville NCMA is dedicated to serving the procurement and contracting professionals through professional growth, leadership, and educational advancement.

 

The Local Contract Management Community

Huntsville, Alabama has become home to many federal agencies. Redstone Arsenal’s 38,000 acres first housed NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Army Missile Command in the early 1960’s. The Army Corps of Engineers, DCMA/DCAA as well as other Department of Defense agencies have had a long-standing presence in our city. During the 1995 – 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process Redstone Arsenal welcomed the arrival of the new agencies to Huntsville which includes the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Because of the high level of Government procurement activity in the area, most of the major Government contractors have facilities in Huntsville and numerous small businesses are enjoying success in the area. With all this local contracting activity, the Huntsville Chapter has a very strong and diverse membership base, and we have many government and industry experts to draw from in offering educational opportunities to the contract management community.