Recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on public contracting, Daniel M. Jacobs is Chairman/CEO of The Federal Market Group (FMG), a veteran owned company, that includes Government Business Solutions (GBS), Federal Market Publishing (FMP), and The Federal Market Institute (FMI), Washington, D. C. based organizations providing professional training, research, publishing and consulting services to government and industry in public contracts management. FMG also includes The EuroMarket Group based in Brussels, Belgium and FMG Middle East in Tel Aviv.
He is a Fellow, past National President (1987-88), recipient of The Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, the Honorary Life Member Award and a member of the Executive Advisory Council of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). He is Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustees, of the non-profit foundation, Contract Management Institute (CMI) and a Director, The Procurement Round Table (PRT). He is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC) and he is a Life Member of The American Legion.
Mr. Jacobs holds a bachelors degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College, a Masters in Government Contracts from George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration. He has completed additional graduate work in engineering, business and contracts at Old Dominion University, The College of William and Mary and George Washington University. In addition, through examination, he earned the designation of Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He served three years active duty with the U. S. Army and attained the rank of Captain.
Widely published, he co-authored the acclaimed series of contracts-business perspective articles on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) appearing in Contract Management magazine. He is principal author of Building a Contract: Solicitations/Bids and Proposals - A Team Effort?, NCMA, 1990. He is the author of, Federal Government Contracting: The System/The Process, FMP, 1989; The Integrated Project/Team (IPT), FMP, 2000; The Desktop Reference Guide for Contract Management, FMP, 2001 and The Art of the Possible: Create and Organization with No Limitations, FMP/Amazon.com, 2010
Mr. Jacobs is the subject-matter-expert for the General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Institute (GSA/FAI) government-wide training program on Source Selection and is a consultant to the President’s Committee for Purchases From People Who Are Blind Or Severely Disabled. He is a recipient of the “Hammer Award” for contributions to the National Partnership for Reinventing Government (NPR). He is director of training for the FMG DAU/FAI FAC-C Contracting Officer Certification Program and adjunct faculty at the George Mason University School of Public Policy.
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