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.
In 1987, Mr. Krieger was appointed to the Contract Clearance Committee at Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command. As the Deputy Director of Programs and Policy Implementation, he oversaw the work of the Command's six major product (buying) divisions and 21 other field organizations, encompassing over 3900 buying activity contracting personnel managing more than 15,000 active contracts valued at approximately $215 billion, with an annual budget of approximately $34 billion. Later, he was selected as the Chief of Policy Development, and appointed by the Department of Defense (DoD) as the first Chairman of the Major System Acquisition Committee of the Defense Acquisition Regulations (DAR) Council.
Beginning in 1991, Mr. Krieger spent 10 years with the Department of the Treasury, first as Chief, Policy and Procedures Branch, for the IRS, and then as the Head of the Contracting Activity and Chief Procurement Officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Immediately after 9/11, Mr. Krieger returned to the DoD as the Assistant Commander Contracts, Marine Corps Systems Command. He finished his Civil Service career with the Defense Acquisition University, first as the Director of the Contracting Center, which developed and maintained 30 contracting courses and 50 continuous learning modules, and, later, as a Professor of Contract Management in the Defense Systems Management College's Executive Department.
Mr. Krieger has had numerous articles published in Defense AT&L, Contract Management, Defense Acquisition Review Journal, and other publications.
Mr. Krieger possesses three master's degrees, including a Master of Science degree in Contract and Acquisition Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.