As I’ve seen so often in the past, I learn a lot from my “students”—in this case, the readers of the first edition.
One thing I learned from their feedback was that the book’s readers typically fell into one of three categories.
One group of readers used the book as a textbook in classes led by someone with government contract experience. These readers had a guide to help them use this book.
A second group—typically readers with some background in government contracts—used the book as a reference for solving specific issues they faced in their day-to-day work. They would go to the table of contents or the index, find ...