Joe Williams

I’ll add my 2 cents to what Candace said above. Primarily, I see it as those who have purchasing authority and can obligate the Government (I equate that to Contracting Officers and COTRs). Secondarily are those who can influence purchasing, such as what I do in my role defining contracting strategies, and other technical representatives in the technical organization, IT, Safety, Property, and other logistics areas, upon who I depend to create contracting strategies. All of us have to submit financial disclosures for ethics reasons, so because of all of this I see us as part of the acquisition workforce, too.