Throughout history, our nation has sought to find the best relationship with its contractors. In an effort to find a balance between the right contracting apparatus, the right government contractor relationship and the correct contract form, the government has tinkered endlessly with its procurement agencies. A History of Government Contracting, Second Edition traces procurement systems dating back to the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, including both military and civilian contracting. See how seemingly unconnected events caused chain reactions that altered the course of contracting and the history of the nation. Discover how important events in history affected the metamorphoses of the contracting business and gain insight to the systems used today. Written by James F. Nagle, Jr., a nationally acclaimed expert in the field of government contracting, and brought to you by the experts in government contracting, The George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Program and CCH, A History of Government Contracting, Second Edition is an intriguing text for any history buff, particularly if involved with government procurement agencies.