John Krieger

John Krieger is a consultant, researcher, writer, and lecturer in Federal contracting, a Certified Professional Contract Manager, and a Fellow of the National Contract Management Association.

Mr. Krieger was a contract negotiator, contracting officer, and policy analyst for the Air Force from 1981 through 1987, working in a number of major system acquisition program offices (e.g., Ballistic Missile Office, Defense Satellite Communications System Contracts, Space Launch and Control Systems Contracts). He was the contracting officer for the Titan IV Launch Vehicle program, the Air Force's first Acquisition Streamlining Program. After the Challenger disaster, he was the contracting officer on the Space Launch Recovery Program, directed by the Secretary of the Air Force and the National Security Council, which resulted in award of the Medium Launch Vehicle contract, the first Defense Enterprise Program (DEP) designated by the Air Force.

James Nagle

JAMES NAGLE is a nationally renowned expert, Mr. Nagle has written six books on federal contracting, Nash, Cibinic and Nagle, Administration of Government Contracts, Fourth Edition (2006); Whelan & Nagle, Cases and Materials on Federal Government Contracts, Third Edition (Foundation Press 2007); Federal Procurement Regulations: Policy, Practice and Procedures, (American Bar Association Press [ABA] 1987); How to Review a Federal Contract and Research Federal Contract Law, Second Edition, (ABA Press 2000); Federal Construction Contracting, (Wiley Law Publications 1992); and The History of Government Contracting, Third Edition, written under a grant from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), (George Washington University Press 1999) (Government Training Inc. 2012). He has co-authored and co-edited Washington Building Contracts and Construction Law, (Butterworth (now Aspen) Publishers 1994). Besides being a contributing author to six other books, his over 80 articles, on subjects as diverse as protests, changes, terminations, claims, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, have appeared in such publications as the Public Contract Law Journal, Military Law Review, NCMA Journal, and Contract Management. He has also written 1948: The Crossroads Year, a history of that momentous time.

Kevin Edward McGinn

Kevin Edward McGinn has worked in acquisition since 1971. His 43 years of experience include assignments as a contracting officer, supervisor, and manager. The bulk of his experience has been in field contracting for a wide variety of supplies and services in support of customers located in the United States, Europe and Southwest Asia.

William “Lance” Krieger

Lance Krieger is a consultant and a teacher. He is a former executive with both the Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Department of Defense.

In his 20-year career with the Department of Defense, Mr. Krieger was a contract negotiator and contracting officer for the United States Air Force, rising from an intern position at the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Organization (SAMSO) to the Senior Executive Service (Level 4) at Air Force “Special Projects,” now the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He progressed through various positions in the Air Force, including contract administration, pricing, policy, contracting officer, division chief, and, ultimately, Director of Acquisition for Air Force “Special Projects,” Upon his leaving Special Projects, the Air Force awarded him the Exceptional Civil Service Award. His career began with the Global Positioning System (GPS), originally Navstar GPS, when the program was first initiated, working on the “Inverted Range” at White Sands and collecting ionospheric modeling information from the University of Hong Kong. He was Contracting Officer on the GPS Ground and Receiver Segments Development. He was also the Contracting Officer on Gambit Spacecraft, Integration and Test and Hexagon Spacecraft, Integration and Test., along with other “black projects,” for Special Projects.

Donald E. Mansfield

Donald E. Mansfield has been an instructor in Federal contracting for ten years. He teaches both introductory and advanced courses in contracting, as well as courses focused on small business programs, primarily for the Department of Defense (DoD). Don was the lead developer of FAR Fundamentals (CON 090), an introductory contracting course that is required for all incoming DoD contract specialists.

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