Defense Contract Management Agency Law and Legal Definition

The Defense Contract Management Agency is a unit of the U.S. Department of Defense. The Agency is responsible for managing contracts to ensure that supplies and services are delivered on time and within cost and that they meet performance requirements. The Defense Contract Management Agency directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom.

The Defense Contract Management Agency provides advice and services to help construct effective solicitations, identify potential risks, select the most capable contractors, and write contracts that meet the needs of the customers in Department of Defense, Federal and allied government agencies. The Defense Contract Management Agency monitors contractors' performance and management systems to ensure that cost, product performance, and delivery schedules are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts.