Contracting News

Air Force claims $2 billion in acquisition savings from ‘should-cost’ management

The concept of "should-cost" management was a key component of the first version of the Defense Department's Better Buying Power program when it was first rolled out almost five years ago. But the

GSA Schedules and DoD’s confusing FAR 8.4 deviation

On March 13, 2014, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) issued a class deviation to FAR 8.404(d). This deviation directed that ordering activity contracting officers are responsible for

IT buying experiments preview ‘Acquisition of the Future’

"Acquisition of the Future" is an initiative that seeks to frame a vision in which acquisition creates significant new value for the government through fresh approaches, modern technologies and a new

AF lifts suspension of reverse auctioneer FedBid

Just a few weeks after the Air Force suspended contracts with FedBid, a Vienna, Va. reverse-auction company and requested the company's debarment, the service lifted the suspension after reaching an

High risk list: Government IT acquisitions fail ‘too frequently’

The new federal chief information officer, Tony Scott, has his work cut out for him. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today is adding information technology acquisition to its high-profile

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Georgia Tech News

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.

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

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Academy News

Two-week contracting course, beginning Mar. 23rd, appeals to both business and government sectors

"Mission Focused Contracting" -- a two-week course that is perhaps the most intensive and comprehensive of any of the courses offered by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech -- begins on

Businesses and counselors in Northwest U.S. gather near Seattle to prepare GSA Schedule proposals

A diverse group of business people from two states in the Northwest gathered near Seattle on February 17 and 18, 2015 to receive hands-on assistance in the preparation of GSA Schedule

Contract formation is featured in March course offering

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

Here are the most popular government contracting topics of 2014

News items on The Academy's web site were read more than 34,000 times last year.  What were the most-read articles of 2014?   Listed below are the top 15 most popular news stories, with each one

GSA Schedule prep workshop to be held Feb. 17-18 in Seattle area

The Contracting Education Academy’s popular GSA Schedule Proposal Preparation Workshop will be conducted in the Seattle, Washington area on Feb. 17 and 18, 2015. Georgia Tech's hands-on workshop

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