Contracting News

The case for experimenting on federal buildings

The government wants to try out new and potentially “transformational” green technologies on its buildings through a program that could give private sector participants a leg up in the future. The

Pentagon’s sole-source contracts continue to dwindle, says GAO

The Defense Department is doing its part to curb the number of sole-source contracts awarded without competition and is properly justifying—in most instances—their use to help develop small,

GAO says federal agencies need better oversight of contractor-operated systems

Congressional investigators found that several federal agencies are not consistently overseeing security and privacy measures for information systems operated by contractors. In reviewing six

‘Change in direction’ for Better Buying Power 3.0, says AT&L chief

Defense Department officials are preparing to roll out a third iteration of its Better Buying Power initiative aimed at reforming defense acquisition, and the new version will focus on products,

Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate confirmed Anne Rung to be the next administrator in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Rung, who was nominated in July and has been working as

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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

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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