Contracting News

What motivates defense contractors? Four lessons for government leaders

Competition was the main theme of the Defense Department’s second annual report on acquisition performance, released earlier this month. Declining budgets may be pushing defense contractors to look

Officials: Budget cuts, pay freezes hurt DoD acquisition workforce

Myriad challenges face Defense Department acquisition and many of them have exacerbated budget cuts and pay freezes, DoD officials told a House panel July 10, 2014. "The fiscal challenges, shifting

Disgraced Congressman Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham is a free man again

A federal judge says it is time to forgive Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the most corrupt member of Congress ever if measured by the amount of bribes he admitted accepting. U.S. District Judge Larry

Not following interim DoD rule may be costing taxpayers billions

A new report from the U.S. Department of Defense found that Navy and Marine Corps contracting personnel may be subjecting billions of dollars to waste due to non-compliance with cost reimbursement

Both competition and small business participation are down in DoD contracts

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued its annual report on the "Performance of the Defense Acquisition System," and at least two elements of the report are sure to get attention: There's

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Georgia Tech News

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

GTRI a prize winner in DARPA spectrum challenge

A team from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) took second place in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Spectrum Challenge.  Bob Baxley, Andy Henshaw, Ethan Trewhitt, and

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Academy News

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

Missouri businesses and counselors receive Academy’s help in preparing GSA Schedules

June 11 and 12 were important days for a group of business people from across the state of Missouri. Those are the dates on which The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech conducted two

Course is essential to understanding small business contracting rules

The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech is repeating its three-day course that delves into the intricacies of the government’s Small Business Programs.  The course focuses on the

GSA Schedule Workshop continues to be a hit

Business persons attending The Contracting Education Academy's GSA Schedule Proposal Preparation Workshop continue to give it high marks. Take a look at the written comments provided by attendees

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