CAPE CANAVERAL CHAPTER NCMA
Since it’s founding in October 1963, The Cape Canaveral Chapter has held monthly dinner meetings, providing a forum for the members to advance their education in the field of Contract Management.
This listing is only as complete as the availability of Chapter Newsletters and meeting minutes in the Chapter Historical Files.
The format of this section is as follows:
Date of meeting – Place of Meeting – Name of Speaker(s) – “Speaker Topic”
January 7, 1964 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Col. Albert W. James, Director of Procurement PAFB – “The Defense Department Weighted Guidelines Method of Establishing Profit Objectives on Government Contracts”.
July 1964 – Eau Gallie Yacht Club – S. L. Baird, Chief of the Contractor Performance Evaluation Group Hq. AFSC, – “ Contractor Performance Evaluation”. Chester Kerr, President of the Mid-Florida Chapter discussed the First Department of Defense Florida Seminar o beheld at the Cherry Plaza Hotel in Orlando August 10 through 13, 1964.
June 2, 1965 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club - Installation of Officers. Officers were installed b General Walter Graalman, NCMA Vice President
July 6, 1965 – Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – A.T. Schade, General Electric Co. Aerospace Defense Group, Washington D.C. – “Management Practices”.
August 5, 1965 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – George J. Vecchietti, Deputy Director, Office of Procurement for NASA, Washington, DC – (Topic Unknown). This was a joint meeting with the Mid-Florida Chapter.
September 15, 1965 – Robert Meyer Motor Inn, Orlando, FL – Clark Adams, NCMA National President, Division Director of Contracts Los Angeles Division North American Aviation – “The Total Package Concept”.
October 5, 1965 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Robert W. Chapman, a former Martin Contracts Manager – “The Total Incentive Program –From Inception to The Present Time”.
November 1965 – No dinner meeting in November due to Incentive Workshop.
December 7, 1965 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Capt. Walter Chimiak, Commanding Officer of the Naval Ordnance Test Unit PAFB – “Oceanography”.
January 4, 1966 – Patrick AFB Officer’s Club - William Wilken, JFK Space Center – “Phased Planning Project (PPP)“ and E. Broome, President Symetrics - “Problems which Face Small Business in the Procurement Field”.
February 8, 1966 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Robert Crouse, President Mid Florida Chapter reported on the Contracts Symposium held in January – Col. Greg Frese conducted the evening program, which discussed procurement and contract-associated problems.
March 7, 1966 – Patrick AFB Officer’s Club - Mr. Gister, Martin-Orlando – “Methods Used in Martin-Orlando in Planning and Controlling Project Performance”.
April 12, 1966 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – This was a joint meeting with the Federal Bar Association – Louis Spector, Chairman of The Armed Forces Board of Contract Appeals – “History of the Board of Contract Appeals”.
June 1, 1966 – Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Howard W. Neffner, Vice President of Contracts, The Boeing Co. - (Topic Unknown). Mr. Neffner installed the new Officers. Awards were presented b Bill Roy.
July 5, 1966 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Judge Volie A. Williams, Ninth Judicial Circuit Division B Counties of Brevard and Seminole – “A Worthy Creation”.
August 2, 1966 – Brevard Hotel, Cocoa, FL – R. Gordon Relyea, Chapter Activities Chairman – “How Professional Are You?”
September 6, 1966 – Indian Harbour Pines – G. Q. Butler, Director of Materiel, Martin Co. – Ethical Considerations.
October 4, 1966 – Rockledge Country Club – Brig. General Thomas S. Jeffrey, Vice Commander, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio – “An Overview of the Weapons System of Procurement”. (General Jeffrey could not attend. Instead Bill Roy gave a report on activities at the National Level. John Simmons conducted a miniature workshop with a sample FAA guarantee clause.)
November 1, 1966 – Eau Gallie Yacht Club – Woodrow W. Storey, Vice President, Contracts, Martin Co., Friendship International Airport, Maryland – “Intelligence Management”. Dinner PRICE was $4.00.
December 6, 1966 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – George Buchanan, Contract Administration Division, AF Test Site Office; George M. Lott, Contract Review Section, Procurement, NASA, KSC; James E. Rice, Office of Counsel, NASA, KSA; W. J. Wilken, Support Contracts Branch, NASA, KSC – “The Other Side of It”.
At the above meeting the menu was Steak-A-Bob in Indian Rice, Garden Peas, Tossed Salad, Rolls and Butter, Apple Pie, Coffee or tea. PRICE: $3.00 per person!
January 10, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Col. Gregory C. Frese, Jr., USAF, Washington DC – “The Organization of The ASPR Committee and Selected Cases Under Consideration”.
February 7, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – General Gerald Fay Keeling, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, Maryland – “Current Developments and Problems in Procurement”. (General Keeling was unable to attend due to a Washington blizzard. Instead Robert G. Relyea spoke on “AFPI Treatment of Credit Cards”.
March 1967 – The 4th Annual Southeastern Symposium replaced the regular dinner meeting.
April 4, 1967 – Royal Oak Country Club, Titusville, FL – A. A. Landesco, Jr., Manager, Contract Negotiation and Administration, RCA – “Basic Inconsistencies in U. S. Government Policies and Practices”.
May 9, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Robert H. Charles, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force – “Total Package Concept”. Attendees included General E. Ramme, Director Supply & Services, Hq. USAF; Col. E. Dingivan, Hq. USAF; Mr. L Sullivan, Hq. USAF; Col. R. H. Cobb, Vice Commander, AFETR; Col. J. C. Clark, Director of Procurement, AFETR; Col. D. D. McCall, Comptroller, PAFB; Col. J. M. Kirkland, Chief Range Contract Mgt. Office, AFETR; Mr. Robert Crouse, National Director, Mid Fla. Chapter; Mr. C. Pearson, President Brevard County Bar Association; Mr. R Heath, President Elect, Mid Florida Chapter; Lt. Col. G. Palmer, Washington Chapter; and members of the Federal Bar Association.
For the above meeting the menu was a Buffet with Roast Turkey, Prime Rib of Beef, and Fried Shrimp. PRICE: $3.75 per person!
June 6, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – George J. Vecchietti, Director of Procurement, NASA – “Procurement Trends” – George Vecchietti Installed the new Officers. Wives were invited to this meeting.
July 11, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Dr. George T. Kennedy, Professor, Florida State University, PAFB. – “Managerial Factors that Effect Launch Organization Performance”.
August 1, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Jack E. Peterson, President, Peterson Publishing Co. – “Contracting for Technical Publications”.
September 5, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Dr. Leo C. Miller, President, Brevard Junior College, Cocoa, FL. – (Topic Unknown). This was a joint meeting with the Indian River Chapter, Florida Engineering Society; National Society Professional Engineers; and the Federal Bar Association.
October 3, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Dr. Jerome P. Keuper, President, Florida Institute of Technology – “The Professional Manager”. This is a joint meeting with the Mid Florida Chapter of NCMA. Dr. Keuper awarded a Certificate of Professional Designation in Contract Management to Albert Staines of RCA. Mr. Staines was the first student to receive this award.
November 7, 1967 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Roy H. Beaton, Apollo Support Department, General Electric Co. – “The Contract Manager’s Role in Program Management”.
December 1967 – L.V. (Smokey) Stover, Sr. Research Scientist of he University of Miami Oceanography Department – “The Evolving National Oceanography Program”.
January 1968 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Capt. Walter P. Murphy, USN Retired, Director KSC Executive Staff – “U.S. and British Management Relations During the Early Stages of the US/UK Polaris Program”.
February 6, 1968 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Major General David M. Jones, Commander, Air Force Eastern Test Range – “Range Future and Management Aspects”. This was a joint meeting with the Federal Accountants Association. This was also Ladies Night. (This was before Ladies were members of the Association).
The menu for this meeting was Roast Turkey, French Fried Shrimp, Prime Rib and all of the trimmings, beverage and dessert – PRICE $3.50 per person.
March 1968 – No dinner meeting due to Space Age Conference on14-15 March.
June 4,1968 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Capt. C. F. McGivern, Commander4 MSTS, PAFB, FL. – (Topic Unknown). Officers installed by John Simmons. Awards presented by Bill Roy, NCMA Long Range Planning Committee.
NO NEWSLETTERS WERE FOUND FOR THE 1968-1969 YEAR.
January 14 1969 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Gol. Greg Frese – ASPR Committee Processing”.
February 1969 – No regular dinner meeting due to Fifth Annual Southeastern Symposium. The February meeting will beheld as part of the Symposium Banquet on February 7 at the Florida Institute of Technology.
March 1969 – In Lieu of the March Meeting, The Chapter Participated in a Joint Meeting with the Mid Florida Chapter on 27 February 1969,
June 3, 1969 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – H. W. Powell, Vice President, North American Rockwell Corp. “Effects of the Space Program in Terms of Resulting Benefits” Installation of Officers by George Buchanan and Awards presentation by Bill Roy.
July 1,1969 – Radiation Inc., Palm Bay FL – Tour of Radiation Inc.
August 5,1969 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Bastian (Buz) Hello, Vice President and General Manager, North American Rockwell Division/Launch Operations. – “Space Budgetary Situation as We See It”.
September 2, 1969 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Joel G. Kent, Technical Manager and Certified Graphoanalyst – “A Breakthrough in Human Understanding”.
October 16, 1969 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Bernard B. Lynn, Deputy Director DCAA and President FCAA – “The role of Contract Audit in Procurement”. This was a joint meeting with the Federal Gov’t Accountants Association.
November 4,1969 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Major General Joseph S. Bleymaier, Deputy Commander Manned Orbiting Laboratory, SAMSO, HQ, Los Angeles – “Trends & System Management”.
December 2,1969 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – George J. Vecchietti, Director of Procurement, NASA, Washington DC. – “NASA Procurement – “A Look At The Past – A Look At The Future”.
January 6,1970 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Robert M. Crouse, Contracts Manager, Martin Marietta Corp., Southeastern VP NCMA. – “Change Orders and Contract Modifications”.
February 3,1970 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Robert R. Judson, National President NCMA, Manger Contracts Policy & Planning, IBM – “Competition for the Control of Procurement Policy”.
March 19 & 20, 1970 – For the March meeting the chapter went to Orlando for the Sixth Annual Southeastern Symposium on Government Contracts.
April 7,1970 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Robert C. Hock, Deputy Manager, Apollo Applications Program KSC. – “Space Applications for the 70’s”.
May 5,1970 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – C. W. Borklund, Editor & Publisher of the Government Executive, Washington D.C. – “The Pay Off in Spin-off”.
June 2,1970 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – William A. Van Allen, National NCMA President Elect, Corporate Director Contracts and Pricing, Hughes Aircraft Co., Culver City, CA. – “Some Observations on Procurement Policy”. Installation of officers. Ladies invited.
July 7,1970 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – George J. Veccheitti, Director of Procurement, NASA, Washington D.C. – “NASA Procurement Problems – Recent Developments”.
September 1,1970 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Charles E. Richardson, Chief Engineer, US Army Safeguard System Command – “ABM – Issues & Answers”.
October 6,1970 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – J. Jerry Kaufman, Minneapolis Honeywell – “Profit Improvement Through Value Engineering.”
December 1,1970 – Patrick AFB Officer’s Club - John M. Gouy, Director Aircraft Program Contracts, McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis, MO. – “The F-15 Program – Innovation in Procurement and Management Technology”.
January 5,1971- Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – A guest panel from Martin-Orlando; Art Ahlin, Director of Contracts, Moderator; Tim Simpson, John Sears, Bob Petty, panel members – “The Blue Ribbon Committee, Where Is It Heading Us”.
February 2,1971 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Lieutenant General William F. Cassidy, Retired Chief of Corp of Engineers – “Beach Erosion Plan of Brevard County”.
March 2,1971 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – George J. Vecchietti, Director of Procurement, “NASA – PR 70-15 Negotiations in the Competitive Range”. Also, Bernard Moritz, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA.
April 6,1971 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club –Dr. Herbert E. Phillips, President of Lake City Community College, Lake City, FL. – “Supervisory Attitude Plus Motivation Equal Profit”.
May 4,1971 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Col. (Brigadier General Selectee) Robert F. Trimble, Director Procurement Policy – “Issues of Procurement Policy”.
June 1,1971 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Bernard A Theisen, Jr., Regional Director, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, U.S. Dept of Justice – “The Control of Our Society’s Present Day Menace”. This was a Ladies Night and Installation of Officers. Installation Officer was Charles L. Furr.
July 13,1971 – Port Malabar Country Club – Representatives of General Development – “Why General Development Chose Brevard County.” Open meeting with the Federal Accountants Association (FGAA); National Accountants Association (NAA); The Purchasing Management Association (PMA) and NCMA.
September 7,1971 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – John Diaz, Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Opto-Mechanic, Inc – “Diary of a New Small Business Venture”.
No October Dinner Meeting – Chapter Symposium and Workshop
November 2,1971 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Capt. Kenneth Horn, USN, Project Manager, Navy Air Control and Identification Systems Project Office, Washington DC. – “Reflections of a Project Manager”
No December Meeting – WEC held on December 10th.
May 2,1972 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – W. Stansfield Johnson, Partner Washington Law Firm Reavis Pogue, Neal & Rose – “Protests and Appeals to The GAO”.
The dinner for this meeting was New York Strip Steak. PRICE $4.00!
June 5,1972 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Congressman Lou Frey (Topic Unknown). Installation of Officers by John Simmons, Presentation of Awards by Bill Lohse.
December 4,1992 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Walter B. O’Neil, National President NCMA – “Professionalism in Contract Management”. Dr. Jerome Keuper, President FIT and Dr. John Miller, Vice President for Academic Affairs, FIT attended.
January 16 1973 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Henry M Chick, Director, Office of Review, of the Renegotiation Board –“Changes in Regulations Designed to Increase Chances of Agreement With Contractors”.
May 22 1973 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – William A. Parker, Deputy Director, Directorate for Procurement and Production, U. S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. “Government Contracting ---The Faceless Institution”.
June 26,1973 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Col. Lawrence N. Guarino - (Topic Unknown) - installation of Officers.
September 1993 – No meeting.
October 9,1973 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Miles Ross, Deputy Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center – (Topic Unknown)
November 6,1973 – F. Eugene Tubbs. M.D., Member Florida House of Representatives – “Consumerism – Government and the Businessman”.
December 4,1973 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – George J. Vecchietti, Director of Procurement, NASA; President, National Contract Association – (Topic Unknown). Chapter 10th Anniversary Celebration. Wives invited. The Charter Members who attended were: Charlie Furr, Tom Moran, H. E. Morlan, Bill Premaza, John Simmons, and John Williams.
January 8,1974 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Major General Kenneth R. Chapman, Commander, Air Force Eastern Test Range, PAFB – (Topic Unknown)
February 5,1974 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Michael F. Maguire, Vice President – General Manager, Radiation, a Division of Harris Intertype Corp. – (Topic Unknown).
5 March1974 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – H.B. “Spec” Richardson, General Manager, Houston Astros – (Topic Unknown).
April 1974 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Douglas Corderman, National President, NCMA – “What NCMA is All About”.
May 7,1974 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Major General Donald G. Nunn, Commander Air Force Contract Management Division, Air Force Systems Command Kirtland AFB, New Mexico –(Topic Unknown).
June 18,1974 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Congressman Bill Nelson, State Representative – “Highlights in State Legislation”. Installation of Officers and Annual Awards.
December 3,1974 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Brigadier General James H. Ahmann, Commander, Air Force Eastern Test Range PAFB, and DOD Manager for Manned Space Flight Support Operations – (Unknown Topic)
January 1975 - - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Hugh E. Witt, Deputy Associate Director of Office of Management and Budget – “How the Office of Management and Budget Will Affect Procurement Policy,”
September 14,1976 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Jack Livingston, DOD – “The New Federal Procurement Institute”.
October 5,1976 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Ed Leeson, Executive Director of the National Council of Technical Services –“Proposed Amendments to the Service Contract Act”.
November 2,1976 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – John E. McCauley, Jr., Executive Director Brevard Economic Development Council – EDC Activities”.
December 7,1976 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Howard Springate of Technicolor – “Experiences as a Japanese POW”.
January 1977 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club - Gordon L. Harris, Retired Public Affairs Chief KSC – “Experiences During the Moon Program”.
February 1977 – No Regular Meeting – The Chapter Sponsored the Southeastern NCMA Regional Symposium.
March 8, 1977 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Ken Clark, Sports Writer for Today Newspaper - “Sports Management”.
April 5,1977 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Jacques S. Gansler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Material Acquisition – “New Initiatives in Defense Systems Acquisitions”.
May 3,1977 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Carl Norris, Director of Consumer Fraud for the Brevard and Seminole Counties State Attorney’s Office – “Consumer Fraud Activities and Programs.
June 7, 1977 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – LT. Governor Jim Williams (Topic Unknown) – Installation of Officers.
The historical files are missing most of the newsletters for the 1977-1978 year.
June 6,1978 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Dr. Luis Perez – “Castro’s Communism”.
April 3,1979 – Gatsby’s S.R. 520, Cocoa, FL – Leroy E. Hopkins, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Procurement, NASA, Washington D.C. – “Procurement Automation”.
May 15,1979 – Patrick AFB Officer’s Club - T. Adrian Brown, Southeastern Regional VP NCMA, Sr. Contracts Representative Honeywell Avionics Division, St. Petersburg, FL. – “NCMA Current Issues”.
June 5, 1979 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club - T. Adrian Brown, Southeastern Regional VP NCMA, Sr. Contracts Representative Honeywell Avionics Division, St. Petersburg, FL. – “NCMA Current Issues”. Installation of Officers.
September 11, 1979 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Dave Bowman, Harris Corp. Legal Staff – “Contracting Under the Uniform Commercial Code”.
October 16, 1979 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – FRED NEUMAN, DIRECTOR DCAA – “Cost Accounting Standards”. Joint meeting with AGA & NAA.
November 14,1979 – Ramon’s Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge – Paul A. Schnitzer, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Kampelman, Washington, D.C. – “Government Access to Contractor Records”.
December 11,1979 – Ramada Inn – Michael C. Shetley – (Unknown Topic)
January 8, 1980 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Lloyd J. Walsh, NCMA Executive Vice President, Procurement Officer and Chief of the NASA Ames Research Procurement Division – “Key Issues and Problems in the Acquisition Process”.
February 14,1980 –No Dinner Meeting – Chapter sponsored the 1980 Symposium on the Role of Congress in the Contracting Process held at FIT in the Gleason Auditorium.
March 11,1980 – Merritt Island Holiday Inn – Kent R. Morrison, Crowell & Moring, Washington D.C. – “Finding Fraud Where You Never Before Suspected.
April 8,1980 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Major Jay A Rowland, General Litigation Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General Headquarters, USAF in Washington D.C. – “The Freedom of Information Act.”.
May 13,1980 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Dave Bowman, Harris Corp. Legal Staff – “Selected Case Studies”.
June 11,1980 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Robert W Meherg, Partner Ernest & Whinney, Orlando FL. – “Family Financial Planning”. Installation of Officers and awards.
September 10,1980 – Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Panel with Bill Lohse, moderator and Jim Herrmann, Harris Corp; Gordon Johns, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells; and Fred Newton, DCAA panelists – “Inflation Accounting – Its’ Impact on Contracting”.
October 8,1980 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Leroy E. Hopkins, Deputy Director of Procurement NASA, Washington DC – “Uniform Procurement System”.
November 12,1980 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Richard G. Smith, Director of NASA’s John F. Space Center, Florida – “Management of a Diverse Group of Contractors in and R&D Environment”.
December 10,1980 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Honorable Bill Nelson, U.S. House of Representatives – Washington Update. Congressman Nelson was unable to attend. Steve Lewis, his administrative assistant substituted.
January 14,1981 - Patrick AFB Officer’s Club – Col. John S. Burkland, Commander of the Eastern Space and Missile Center, Air Force Systems Command, PAFB, Florida – “The Shrinking Industrial Base of the U. S.”.
February 12 and 13, 1981 – Southeastern Regional Symposium – No regular dinner meeting in February. The total paid attendance was 232.