Virginia Senator James Webb, joins Scott Orbach on the program for a surprise visit. On this week’s program Scott gives a tutorial on how and why you should consider trying to obtain a GSA schedule. You could call this show: Getting a GSA schedule 101. No government speak in this explanation of the GSA process, just the facts and they come fast and furious.
Jim Webb currently serves as the senior Senator from Virginia.
As a combat Marine in Vietnam, an attorney, a senior defense department official, an Emmy-award winning journalist, a film-maker, and the author of nine books, Jim Webb has maintained a life-long commitment toward protecting America’s national security interests, promoting economic fairness and social justice at home and increasing the accountability of government. In 2008, Washingtonian Magazine had picked him as the “Rising Star” in the magazine’s “Best & Worst of Congress” edition. Politico newspaper had named him among the 75 most influential people of the 21st century, for doing more to repair his party’s relationship with the military than anyone since the Vietnam War.
In addition to Webb’s public service, he has enjoyed a long career as a writer. He has authored nine books, including Fields of Fire, widely recognized as the classic novel of the Vietnam War. He has worked extensively as a screen writer and producer in Hollywood, taught literature at the Naval Academy as their first visiting writer, has traveled worldwide as a journalist, and earned an Emmy Award for his PBS coverage of the U.S. Marines in Beirut. In 2004, Webb went into Afghanistan as a journalist, embedded with the U.S. Military.
Webb speaks Vietnamese and has done extensive pro bono work with the Vietnamese community dating from the late 1970’s. He is the proud father of children Amy, Jimmy, Sarah, Julia, Georgia, and step daughter Emily. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Hong Le Webb.