Ralph C. Nash, Jr. is a widely recognized author and lecturer in the Government contracts field. He taught at The George Washington University Law School from 1960 to 1993, retiring to become Professor Emeritus. In 1960, he founded the University's Government Contracts Program and served as its Director from 1960 to 1966 and from 1979 to 1984. In addition to teaching, he does consulting work for government agencies, private corporations, and law firms. He is a member of the Public Contract Section of the American Bar Association, is a member of the Procurement Round Table, and is a Fellow and serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association. He was a member of the DOD Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Laws (Section 800 Panel). Professor Nash is co-author of Government Contract Changes, Formation of Government Contracts, Administration of Government Contracts, cost-Reimbursement Contracting, Competitive Negotiation: The Source Selection Process, Construction Contracting, Patents and Technical Data, and the Government Contracts Reference Book. He received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from The George Washington University. Professor Nash served as a U.S. Navy carrier pilot in the Korean War and flew 70 combat missions.