About the Authors...
Ralph C. Nash, Jr. is a widely recognized author and lecturer in the Government contracts field. He taught at the George Washington University Law School from 1960 to 1993, retiring to become Professor Emeritus. In 1960, he founded the University's Government Contracts Program and served as its Director from 1960 to 1966 and from 1979 to 1984. In addition to teaching, he does consulting work for government agencies, private corporations, and law firms. He is a member of the Public Contract Section of the American Bar Association, is a member of the Procurement Round Table, and is a Fellow and serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association. He was a member of the DOD Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Laws (Section 800 Panel). Professor Nash is the author of Government Contract Changes and the coauthor of several texts, including Formation of Government Contracts, Administration of Government Contracts, Competitive Negotiation: The Source Selection Process, Construction Contracting, Patents and Technical Data, and The Government Contracts Reference Book. He received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from George Washington University.
John Cibinic, Jr. was Professor Emeritus at The George Washington University Law School where he taught from 1963 to 1993. From 1966 to 1974, he was Director of the Government Contracts Program. A respected spokesman in the field of government contracts, Professor Cibinic conducted seminars and conferences on government contracts for professionals in government and corporations, and for lawyers. He also served as a consultant to government agencies, private corporations, and law firms. He was vice-chairman of the Cost and Pricing Committee of the Public Contract Section of the American Bar Association. Professor Cibinic coauthored several books, including Formation of Government Contracts, Administration of Government Contracts, Competitive Negotiation: The Source Selection Process, and Construction Contracting. He received an A.B. from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from George Washington University. Together, with Professor Ralph Nash he coauthored the Nash & Cibinic Report, a monthly newsletter.
James F. Nagle, a Partner in Seattle’s Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, received his Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, his J.D. from Rutgers, and his LL.M. and S.J.D. in government contracts from the National Law Center, George Washington University. Mr. Nagle has written five books on federal contracting, Federal Procurement Regulations: Policy, Practice and Procedures (American Bar Association Press, 1987); How to Review a Federal Contract and Research Federal Contract Law, Second Edition (ABA Press, 2000); Federal Construction Contracting (Wiley Law Publications, 1992); The History of Government Contracting, Second Edition (CCH Incorporated, 1999), and Whelan and Nagle, Cases and Materials on Federal Government Contracts (Foundation Press). He has also co-authored and co-edited Washington Building Contracts and Construction Law (Aspen Publishers, 1994). Besides being a contributing author to eight 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.