Thomas I. Siemsen, Negotiation and Contracting, US Federal Government
Since retiring from the U.S. Federal Government in 2005 Mr. Siemsen has taught virtually every aspect of federal negotiation and contracting to professionals in the fields of contracting and program management. Immediately prior to retiring from federal service Mr. Siemsen was the Deputy Course Manager for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), School of Program Manager’s flagship course, the Program Manager’s Course, and was a member of the course development team. Mr. Siemsen wrote more than a dozen cases dealing with a variety of subjects related to Defense acquisition programs. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics, a Master’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in International Business. Prior to going to DAU, he worked at the Air Force Plant Representative’s Office at TRW, Redondo Beach, California, and at the Air Force Space and Missile Center (SMC) in Los Angeles, California as a Contracts Negotiator and Procurement Contracting Officer. In these positions he was responsible for negotiating, awarding and managing federal contracts valued at tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. Subsequently he worked in a staff capacity at both the Pentagon (SAF/AQC) and the Procurement Policy Office of the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC.