I have been a subcontract manager for large Government prime contractors since 1987. I am currently branching out into Contracts as well and find wearing both hats somewhat simultaneously to be a bit challenging, but it's a learning experience, nonetheless. The bulk of my background is as a prime for the Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, and most recently the NSA in the subcontractor role. As a subcontracts manager, I have purchased just about everything in my career -- from paper clips to construction services to complex software development. Jane of all trades - master of ??