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.

Mr. Krieger worked for 17 years for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Space Systems Company, as the Director for Business Operations for Space Systems Division, Special Programs and NASA Programs (i.e., International Space Station (ISS) (e.g. solar arrays, rotary joints, environmental subsystems and prime contractor for the Russian built Functional Cargo Block Zarya, the first node launched for the ISS), Gravity Probe B, and Hubble Space Telescope Servicing and Operations), the Advanced Technology Center and as the Director of Strategic Planning. He retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation in 2008. In his last position, he served as the Director of Business Operations for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite development, and operations and maintenance support for the Milstar and DSCS operations. In that position, he was responsible for all aspects of contracting, earned value management of cost and schedule, and property management for over $700 million a year in budget.

Mr. Krieger has been consultant to the Oregon Department of Human Services on their “Transformation Initiative” and is an associate of Burdeshaw and Associates Ltd., part of Insignia Consulting Group, LLC.

Mr. Krieger is a co-author of the Defense AT&L article “Aesop’s Guide to Space Acquisition: Glimpses of Past and Future.”

Mr. Krieger possesses two master’s degrees, including a Master of Arts degree in Communication, with minors in rhetorical theory and criticism and communication theory, from California State University, Long Beach and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In addition, he is a graduate of Harvard University’s National Security Management Program, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) and the Federal Executive Institute. He has taught speech communication at the college level and coached debate and forensics at both the high school and collegiate levels.

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