A discussion on the need for research on virtual team members' perceptions of job satisfaction at the Defense Contract Management Agency.
# 152426 | 900 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 |
Published on Feb 10, 2013 in Political Science (Government Agencies) , Business (Human Resources) , Computer and Technology (General)
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The paper discusses the importance of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) to the military needs of the country and addresses the agency's change to virtual environments. The paper goes on to explain that it makes good business sense to ensure that team members who are using virtual environments to achieve the DCMA's organizational goals, have the tools, training and support they need in ways that will also contribute to an improved sense of job satisfaction. Moreover, the paper notes that given the enormous amount of resources that have been devoted to the use of virtual environments, it is important to ensure that these resources are used to their maximum. The paper also notes that further research is needed concerning how to identify opportunities to improve team member job satisfaction in these settings.
From the Paper:"The Age of Information has created an entirely new working environment for many individuals in both the public and private sectors, including the Defense Contract Management Agency (hereinafter "DCMA" or alternatively, "the agency"). According to Garamone (2000), even before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the importance of the DCMA was clear. "The Department of Defense has created an agency to oversee billions of dollars worth of contracts," Garamone advises and adds, "The Defense Contract Management Agency was a major subordinate command of the Defense Logistics Agency, and was known as the Defense Contract Management Command. DCMA is now a separate agency" (p. 31). At its inception, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, Jacques Gansler, emphasized the importance of the DCMA to the military needs of the country: "The [DCMA] is really on the front lines of our efforts to change the way we do business in the Department of Defense. This assures that our warfighters have the very best equipment at an affordable price" (quoted in Garamone, 2000 at p. 31). According to the description provided by the agency's Web site, "The [DCMA] is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements" (About the agency, 2010, para. 1)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- About the agency. (2010). Defense Contract Management Agency. Retrieved from http://www.dcma.mil/about.cfm.
- Camm, F., Blickstein, I. & Venzor, J. (2004). Recent large service acquisitions in the Department of Defense: Lessons for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.
- Garamone, J. (2000, August). New agency to ensure contract quality. Soldiers, 55(8), 31.
- Jacko, J. A. & Sears, A. (2003). The human-computer interaction handbook: Fundamentals, evolving technologies, and emerging applications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Madaus, J. W., Ruban, L. M., Foley, T. E. & Mcguire, J. M. (2003). Attributes contributing to the employment satisfaction of university graduates with learning disabilities. Learning Disability Quarterly, 26(3), 159-160.
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