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  1. Per DFARS 7003-1, I'm looking for an IMM waiver contact point for AMC, but they seem to be impossible to get in contact with. I've searched Google, sent e-mails, and called 5 million dead phone numbers. Does anyone have any experience or contact information for this address: Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command 9301 Chapek Road Bldg. 1, Room 1NW2803 Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 If you have ANY information about how to get a hold of this person via e-mail, phone, or if you know anyone who works at Fort Belvoir. That would be much appreciated.
  2. 3rd edition of the Government Contract Guidebook (2006) is available starting at $65 on Amazon. That's more reasonable for students to pay and would likely still contain most of the information found in the 4th edition (correct me if I'm wrong).
  3. This may be a question for my specific organization, but I'll see if any of you will be able to answer. I'm converting to a full-time Contract Specialist position in a couple of weeks. I started as a co-op in mid-June of 2011. Here are my questions: 1) Am I allowed to take DAWIA training immediately (i.e.: CON-090)? I thought I had recieved information stating that you must be an 1102 for at least 1 year before starting the DAWIA training. 2) Would there be value in taking CON-090 as soon as I can (to help with learning the position)? 3) (and this is the main question...) Are you required to
  4. Just out of curiosity, how much would you all say you enjoy your job (on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being "best job I've had/could hope to have" and 1 being "I'm sending out applications as we speak")? What are a couple of your favorite/least favorite parts about it?
  5. Just finished "Enough" by the legendary founder of Vanguard and proponent of passive investing, John Bogle. Starting on "PeopleSmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence" by Melvin Silberman I also picked up "50 Self-Help Classics" by Tom Butler-Bowdon and have been reading through about 5 books/night As you can tell - I'm a fan of the self-help books!
  6. Great! Thank you all for your responses. As my first "real job" it has just been a difficult transition from high school/college success where everything came very naturally to me and I was generally near the top of my class - to the 1102 position where I feel completely useless and incompetent. I have just been given my first procurement package, so I'm sure I will learn a lot here in the next couple of months. It is frustrating, to say the least, but I am trying to maintain a positive attitude and soak up as much as I can from my co-workers and CO's. For the most part (it seems), everyo
  7. To all you veteran Contract professionals, How long did it take you to feel comfortable with your positions ("comfortable" as in not having any more "I have no idea what I'm doing" moments)? I've been in contracting for 3 months and still feel totally clueless on how to do this job, where to start, and where to even look for answers. Is this really just a learn-as-you-go position? It seems like there should be a significant amount of training, but (aside from DAU, which I am not eligible to take yet) there is none. If so, I'll just keep on trucking but I would really like to educate myself
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