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

In this holiday encore presentation of a foundational episode, Kevin and Paul explain the role of a Contracting Officer along with some detail on how they are appointed. You’ll also learn about the different types of contracting officers. (with some personal experience mixed in, of course)

This episode was originally released as episode #9, way back when the Contracting Officer Podcast was brand new and we were brand new podcasters. We hope you enjoy this holiday season and also enjoy hearing how far the podcast has come over the last 5 years thanks to your feedback. We never get tired of hearing from you. Send a note to hosts@contractingofficerpodcast.com with your comments, questions, or concerns. Thanks!


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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. As former government Contracting Officers who have also walked in industry’s shoes, Kevin and Paul share their perspectives in support of the podcast mission: Make government contracts better, one contract at a time.

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.