A Contracting Officer In The Midst Of A Maelstrom in The Wifcon Blog A blog by bob7947 Posted January 9, 2017 · Report reply Vern and H2H, I worked in the Strategic Systems Project Office (SSP-1), a subordinate organization to NAVSEA, also located at Crystal City at that time. My familiarity with this incident was derived from periodic staff meetings in which individuals who were directly involved with the shipbuilding claims resolution process participated and reported on the progress of the claims resolution, including what Rule was doing. As I recall, Rule had a warrant issued by the NAVY. He did not get a separate warrant from DoD. As a NAVY contracting officer resolving a dispute concerning a NAVY contract, he was obligated to comply with NAVY contracting requirements, including various required reviews of proposed actions, including review and approval by NAVY general counsel attorneys. My memory is that as a result of his actions in regard to the CGN-41 claim, his warrant was revoked. He retired shortly thereafter.