If you work in the Government acquisition world, this podcast is for you. (not just for Contracting Officers!)

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In this episode we continue our series of interviews with Contracting Officers. Kevin interviews Robert Crandell, a Contracting Officer at the Defense MicroElectronics Activity.  Rob share the story of how and why he became a Federal Government Contracting Officer, the mission of his interesting acquisition office, as well as his list of “things I wish industry knew about being a Contracting Officer”.

Learn new acquisition and contract administration strategies and how Contracting Officers’ personal decisions are sometimes limited by regulations.  (No, they’re not just trying to make it hard on Industry!)


Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer created the Contracting Officer Podcast to help Government and Industry acquisition professionals understand more about how the other side thinks.  Admittedly, the podcast’s name sounds very limiting.  It is not just for contracting officers or even just for those in the contracting profession.  Anyone with an interest in the Federal acquisition world can benefit from the insight and down-to-earth explanations of complicated topics provided by the hosts.