Contracting News

Even CBO is stumped on the size of the contractor workforce

How many contractor employees does the federal government rely on, at what cost per person, and how does that compare with the cost of assigning the same task to a full-time hire? When asked by

DISA drops $16 billion contract after controversy

The Pentagon has pulled back its plans to award a$1.6 billion contract re-up to VMware after several companies protested the award in February. The Defense Department’s cancellation of its joint

Ambitious plan to reshape federal contracting emerges at OFPP

A new vision has emerged among top Obama administration officials for how they want federal contracting to look in a few years: Key categories of spending — information technology, professional

OFPP initiates 360-degree reviews of the acquisition process

Vendors now can really tell agencies how they feel about their acquisition processes and procedures. The guidelines for Acquisition 360, a Yelp-like approach to rating the acquisition process,

AT&L chief provides guidance on appropriate use of LPTA source selection

The Department of Defense (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Frank Kendall distributed a memorandum to his department's acquisition professionals on

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Georgia Tech News

Georgia Tech students receive presidential pep talk

President Barack Obama gave shout-outs to George P. Burdell, the Ramblin’ Wreck, and even thermodynamics homework when he came to Georgia Tech on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 to announce his Student Aid

Georgia Tech ranks as top college that pays you back

Tech spotlighted for return on investment, affordability, and career placement. Georgia Tech continues to place highly on rankings of American colleges and universities. The Princeton Review’s latest

Enterprise Innovation Institute’s VP talks about ATDC … and rockets

Georgia Tech vice president Stephen Fleming was interviewed Jan. 24, 2015 by 11Alive "Atlanta Tech Edge" host Angel Maldonado.  They talked about  about ATDC, Georgia Tech’s Technology Square, and

Georgia Tech hosts matchmaking event to aid multiple SE federal agencies in small business outreach

On Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, Georgia Tech will play host to six federal agencies holding an industry day forum for small businesses in the southeast region of the United States.  NOTE: As of Jan. 16,

White House releases Georgia Tech-influenced national manufacturing roadmap

Leaders from Georgia Tech participated in the release of the President's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP 2.0) final report, a one-year endeavor to outline a roadmap to secure U.S.

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Academy News

Week of April 6 important to anyone who needs to know how government contracts are administered

The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech is just days away from kicking off a week-long course that comprehensively covers the federal contract administration process.  The course begins

3 upcoming courses essential to understanding contracting from both contracting officer and contractor perspectives

The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech is offering three courses in the next few weeks that offer essential insights into the federal contracting process, from both a government and a

Contracting Academy offers insights into contract relationship-building at national event

Procurement counselors from across the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico gathered on Sunday (Mar. 15, 2015) to receive advice from The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech on how to advise

With Academy’s help, Oklahoma business advisors learn GSA Schedule process

Sixteen business counselors from the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network (OBAN) recently participated in a two-day workshop on the intricacies of the GSA Schedule process. OBAN provides marketing and

Delaware businesses benefit from Academy’s instruction

A group of Delaware business people braved snowy conditions on the morning of February 26th to gather at the Biotechnology Institute on the main campus of the University of Delaware (UDEL) to learn

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