A Guide to Federal Contracting: Principles and Practices demystifies the federal buying process, providing in one volume a succinct yet thorough treatment of federal contracting requirements or regulations. Bringing together concepts of business, law, politics, public and social policy, pricing, and contract placement and administration, Dan Lindner draws on 40 years of federal government experience to cover the vast spread of this important process that impacts our daily government operations. This completely updated second edition incorporates the nearly 16 regulatory changes that have occurred since the first edition was published and adds new subsections on Product Planning and Placement, Major Systems Acquisition, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Other Transaction Agreements, Corporate Budget, and Work Breakdown Structure.
Dan Lindner possesses more than 40 years of experience in federal acquisition and program management for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. He was a long-time contracting officer for the Navy, and is well-versed in federal acquisition policy and procurement regulations. Lindner was an instructor for the Navy Office of Human Services and with Fairfax County (Virginia) Adult Education where he developed and taught newly hired employees procurement basics. He is the author of several books, including A Guide To Federal Contracting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition (2022) and A Guide To Defense Contracting Principles and Practices, Second Edition (2024).