Jed L. Babbin
Principle Research Consultant
Jed Babbin is a former Air Force judge advocate who served as a Deputy Undersecretary of Defense in the George H. W. Bush administration. He is the best-selling author of, “In the Words of Our Enemies”, (Regnery 2007), “Inside the Asylum: Why the UN and Old Europe are Worse than You Think” (Regnery 2004) and, “Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States,” (with Edward Timperlake, Regnery, 2006.) He served as editor of Human Events, the oldest conservative journal in the United States, from 2007-2010.
Mr. Babbin is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (B.E. 1970), Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 1973) and the Georgetown University Law School (LL.M. 1978). He practiced in the area of federal contracts law from 1973-2001. During his years of practice, Mr. Babbin tried over 200 bid protest cases in courts across the United States, the General Accountability Office and the General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, as well as other cases on commercial and federal contracting matters. He has testified in state court as an expert witness on federal acquisition law. He now provides consulting services through the National Defense Business Institute of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.