Jack R. Hott has more than four decades of experience as a contracts professional in Government and the private sector. A retired Air Force officer, he served multiple acquisition related assignments with The Air Force and Defense Contract Management Agency. These assignments included Assistant Professor of Acquisition Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, multiple in-plant assignments where he functioned as Principle Administrative Contracting Officer/DACO managing contract administration, pricing, government property, CAS and overhead approvals, supplier quality, and subcontract management.

After leaving the Air Force, Mr. Hott became principle consultant to a small veteran owned business developing and presenting training on a variety of government contracting subjects including cost/price analysis, contract administration and Cost Accounting Standards. From there he worked for a series of large businesses who were prime contractors to Department of Defense, Department of Energy and other agencies. His work focused primarily on small business programs, procurement and subcontracting processes, procedures, compliance, and audit readiness where he has been responsible for successfully passing multiple CPSR audits.

In addition, Mr. Hott is an active leader in the National Contract Management Association. He is a former member of the national board of directors, national treasurer, chapter president, and currently serves on the Contract Management Board of Examiners overseeing the Association’s professional certifications. He is a lifetime Certified Professional Contract Manager and Certified Federal Contract Manager, and a frequent speaker/presenter at the annual NCMA World Congress and other events.