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.

William G. Riplinger

William Riplinger is a contract management consultant to contractors and a leader for The FAR Bootcamp®. Mr. Riplinger was a contract negotiator for the Navy in Seattle from 1978-1987 where he was involved in the formation and administration of several shipbuilding programs. Contracts were Firm Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursement and Fixed Price Incentive.

In early 1987 Mr. Riplinger joined NAVFAC as a supervisory contract specialist. In 1991 Mr. Riplinger left Government service and established Riplinger & Associates where he worked with contractors holding public contracts until early 2000 when he joined Government service again as a Contracting Officer. In 2007 Mr. Riplinger joined the Army’s Joint Contracting Command in Baghdad Iraq where he worked until November 2009. As a Contingency Contracting Officer, he taught many courses and workshops for contracting officers and acquisition professionals.

Vernon J. Edwards

Vernon J. Edwards is a researcher, writer, and lecturer in Federal contracting, a regular contributing author to The Nash & Cibinic Report, and a member of the Procurement Roundtable.

Mr. Edwards was a contract negotiator and contracting officer for the United States Air Force from 1974 through 1981 and worked in a number of Air Force weapon system program offices, including Space Development Plans, Advanced Ballistic Re-entry Systems, Defense Meteorological Satellites, and Space Defense Systems.

In 1982, Mr. Edwards was appointed a tri-services contracting officer and negotiated independent research and development and bid and proposal cost ceilings for the Department of Defense and for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In 1983, he was appointed Chief, Plans Division, Deputy for Contracting and Manufacturing, at Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command. In 1984, he was appointed to the Contract Review Committee at that Headquarters.

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.

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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