Contracting News

DoD will empower military branches to directly procure cloud services

The Defense Department is changing its approach to procuring cloud services, moving away from a two-year-old policy designating the Defense Information Systems Agency as the department’s de facto

Hagel’s right-hand man on acquisition reform

Hagel needed to accompany President Barack Obama to Tampa, Florida, for a briefing at U.S. Central Command about the now-underway airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. Hagel needed a

Former GSA official Jeff Neely indicted for fraudulent claims

A former high-ranking official General Services Administration official has been indicted for making fraudulent reimbursement claims. Jeff Neely, the former region nine administrator at GSA,

Agencies and industry prepare for new contract

While waiting for the Homeland Security Department’s next IT acquisition vehicle to become fully operational, agencies and businesses are preparing for takeoff. Vendors awarded contracts on the

Reps ask GSA to affirm commitment to AbilityOne

More than 60 legislators signed on to a bipartisan letter to the General Services Administration this week imploring the agency to review its compliance with federal laws that give precedence to

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Georgia Tech News

GTRI successfully commands multiple UAVs to perform autonomous formation flight

These days, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) typically fly alone with a team of ground operators controlling their activities through teleoperation or waypoint-based routing. But one aircraft can only

GTRI’s open source intelligence gathering system aggregates threat information to warn of possible cyber attacks

Coordinating distributed denial-of-service attacks, displaying new malware code, offering advice about network break-ins and posting stolen information – these are just a few of the online activities

Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Huntsville operation works to shorten modeling and simulation testing

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) researchers are working with a Huntsville, AL company and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to test high-altitude missiles without ever firing a shot. AEgis

Capitol Hill roundtables highlight power of Georgia Tech research partnerships

Game changing ideas can result from diversity of perspective, and Georgia Tech is setting the gold standard for public-private partnerships. Last year, Georgia Tech had 930 research contracts with

Synthetic aperture sonar research by GTRI to help Navy hunt sea mines

Since World War II, sea mines have damaged or sunk four times more U.S. Navy ships than all other means of attack combined, according to a Navy report on mine warfare. New sonar research being

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Academy News

Georgia Tech’s Academy supports Federal Acquisition Institute’s new standards for FAC-C program

The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) has granted approval for Georgia Tech to teach FAI’s newest course offering, FCN 190 – FAR Fundamentals.  The course is two weeks in length and provides

Course for contracting officer’s representatives provides timely and relevant information

Contracting Officer's Representatives are the "eyes and ears" of federal contracting offices, serving as vital links between contractors and Contracting Officers. Now, through a unique blending of

Contract administration course kicks-off on Sept. 8

Georgia Tech is teaching a course in September that is beneficial to both contracting officials seeking to hone their skills as well as contractors looking for insights into the government contracting

What’s being said about the Academy’s GSA workshop?  ‘Fantastic!’

The GSA Schedule Proposal Preparation Workshop -- presented by Georgia Tech’s Contracting Education Academy -- continues to get rave reviews from everyone who’s attended. The most recent Workshop

Learn how the government puts together a contract during Aug. 4-8 course

What is the Government's simplified acquisition process?    What is meant by the term sealed bid?  Did you know that the Government can enter into contracts on the basis of both competitive and

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