Contracting News

Taming the wild west of cloud acquisition

For acquisition professionals, buying cloud computing is a bit like stepping from a 21st-century city into the Wild West. Federal buyers must move from the known, predictable, more or less standard

Big win for Amazon: 1st provider authorized to handle sensitive DoD workloads in cloud

Amazon Web Services has become the first commercial cloud provider authorized to handle the Defense Department’s most sensitive unclassified data. Today’s announcement that AWS has achieved a

Court of Federal Claims rejects attempt to shoehorn what it characterizes as a contract administration matter into a bid protest

Recently, the CFC rejected a bid protest action filed by Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) with respect to one of the Army's LOGCAP contracts. The contractor had performed the logistics and civil

FEMA’s 50% rule costing gov’t hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments

Hundreds of millions of dollars were lost due to a misinterpretation of a Federal Emergency Management Agency rule that funds the replacement or repair of facilities after a natural disaster,

Buying what works: Case studies in innovative contracting

Last week, the White House announced the launch of the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), a new team of America’s best digital experts dedicated to improving and simplifying the digital experience that

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Georgia Tech News

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

Georgia Tech part of 4 grants intended to strengthen U.S. manufacturing

Teams from the Georgia Institute of Technology are recipients of four grants recently announced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  The funding is designed to support

Nation’s second-highest ranking military officer addresses Georgia Tech grads

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stepped up to the podium on May 2, 2014 at the Georgia Institute of Technology doctoral and master’s commencement ceremony in Atlanta to talk to the new

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Academy News

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

Acquisition planning is focus of July 14 course

Want to learn about the Government's policies and procedures for planning an acquisition?  How does the Government deal with required and preferred sources of supplies and services?  What must be done

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