Contracting News

New survey identifies procurement challenges, solutions from both industry and government perspectives

There are as many ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal acquisition process as there are procurement challenges, and rapid improvements to the procurement process are

Protests delay implementation of NASA’s SEWP contracts

Four companies have filed bid protests to be included in NASA’s slate of IT solution contracts under the SEWP V program. The space agency announced 97 contracts in four groups earlier this month,

NASA awards flurry of contracts under SEWP

NASA has a host of new vendors to buy IT services from, after awarding 56 contracts to more than 40 companies under the latest version of its Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement, known as

Agencies must improve payment card security by year end

In the wake of massive data breaches involving consumer credit cards, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday to strengthen security measures on government credit, debit and payment

GAO partially upholds bid protest against embattled security clearance contractor

Security clearance contractor USIS suffered another in a series of setbacks Monday when the Government Accountability Office partially upheld a bid protest that removes the company from a contract it

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Georgia Tech News

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.

DoD selects Tech as one of 12 contract award winners

he Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is one of 12 companies awarded access to the new Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DS TATs) contract vehicle. Having established its reputation as a

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

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Academy News

New FAI course – FAR Fundamentals – now offered in Atlanta

The Federal Acquisition Institute’s  newest course offering, FCN 190 – FAR Fundamentals, is now scheduled for presentation on the Georgia Tech campus in January and March, 2015.  The course is two

Just one more GSA Schedule workshop before year’s end

If your business is thinking about going after a GSA Schedule contract, you have one more chance to obtain expert advice and consulting before the end of the year.   The last GSA Schedule

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

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