Veteran Owned Small Business

contracting process.  All my services take into consideration the increasing importance of Cyber on the government contracting process, compliance with newly-issued government requirements and their impact on how companies do business with the Federal government.  I intend to continue my work in positively influencing both Congress and the Executive Branch in the creation of acquisition policy and the manner in which such policy should be implemented, whether by direct implementation, implementation through collaboration with various industry associations or by influencing international bodies on the development of their government acquisition systems.


My background includes work in the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) of the United States Senate.  I presented numerous times at professional conferences (at both national and international venues) on the government acquisition system and process at Federal, State and Local levels.  


My prior responsibilities included providing legal advice and counsel to government contracting professionals, supervising the provision of legal advice, litigating protests and other legal matters pertaining to contracts, serving as a contracting officer, and as the Head of Contracting Activity supervising contracting officers.  

Additionally, I wrote procurement legislation and regulations and supervised others who did the same.  I interfaced with industry on a regular basis while in government, and while with industry teams, I interfaced with Legislative and Executive branch personnel in writing proposed legislation (as part of the Acquisition Reform Working Group (ARWG)) and comments on regulations (as part of the Council of Defense and Space Industries Associations (CODSIA)). 

Leadership Positions & Activities:

​Chairman of various committees of:
Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association

Aerospace Industries Association
Coalition for Government Procurement and TechAmerica

Vice Chairman of various committees of:
Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association

Aerospace Industries Association

Past President of the DC Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Past member of the Board of Directors NCMA

Current member of the Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Fellow and Recipient of NCMA’s Charles A. Dana Award

Director on the Boards of:
Procurement Roundtable
Public Contracting Institute

Authored and supervised the authorship of many parts of the FAR during 10-year tenure as a FAR signatory

Presidential appointee as member of the Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) Panel (interacted with industry associations and commercial companies in the services industry)

Taught contract law for Old Dominion University, George Washington Law School, the Defense Acquisition University and the Florida Institute of Technology

Participant at George Washington University’s annual Acquisition Reform Seminar (Assist Professor Yukins)

I have over 36 years of experience working in the government acquisition community.  

– David Drabkin –

Consulting Practice: 

My passion is to actively serve the acquisition community by providing consulting services on all aspects of US government contracts, on compliance issues associated with contracting with the US Government and on international contracting issues (both in developing international systems and on how international companies can best compete in the US government marketplace).  Given my wide breadth and depth of experience, I am uniquely qualified to provide training on contracting with the US government, provide neutral services on US government contracting matters and serve as an expert witness on the various aspects of the US government