Contracting News

3 myths that cripple acquisition: #1 – Government can be perfect

Government is held to a standard no industry, company or CEO must meet. Congress, the media and most Americans seem to unquestioningly accept the myth that when our government plans and budgets for

Why past performance must be part of acquisition reform

Although the failed rollout of brought attention to how the federal government purchases technology, little consideration has been given to how contractors with poor track records of

DoD plots third chapter in Better Buying Power initiative

Nothing is on paper yet, but the Defense Department says it is in the very early stages of creating a "3.0" version of its ongoing Better Buying Power initiative. The newest edition will focus on

GSA announces plan to simplify federal contracting

The General Services Administration’s contracting division is developing a new Web platform and business structure to bring more expertise to complicated acquisitions, the agency said April 9,

‘Reverse Auctions’ draw scrutiny

It is like an eBay of Washington, a well-appointed and well-connected online marketplace for lucrative government contracts. Deals for everything from pens to pesticides, from painting offices to

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Georgia Tech News

Homeland Security chief visits Georgia Tech campus community

Through ongoing research in the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Tech is vitally connected to the cyber security industry, which has become

DOE awards Georgia Tech, GTRI contract to detect cyber attacks on utilities

Today’s cyber attacks aren’t just a threat to computer networks. Those with malicious intent can disrupt important infrastructure systems such as utilities and power grids. The trick is to identify

Georgia Tech expands cyber security educational offerings into certificate program

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), in cooperation with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), now offers a Cyber Security Certificate that offers participants a more in-depth approach,

Georgia Tech warns of threats to cloud data storage and mobile devices in report of ‘emerging cyber threats’

As more businesses find their way into the cloud, few engage in security measures beyond those provided by the associated cloud storage firm, a new report from Georgia Tech notes. Even fewer seek

Georgia Tech researchers evaluate electronic flight bags for Air National Guard

When pilots encounter an in-flight emergency – such as engine or hydraulic failure – they consult with manuals, emergency procedures and other reference materials contained in their flight bags for

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Academy News

Academy offers contract administration course May 5-9

Georgia Tech is teaching a course in May that is beneficial to both contracting officials seeking to hone their skills as well as contractors looking for insights into the government contracting

Academy explains FAR to business counselors at national conference

On March 23rd, The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech conducted a comprehensive workshop on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) for 150 counselors from procurement technical assistance

Popular small business course coming up soon

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

April 7-11 class explains how government agencies assemble a contract

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

GSA Schedule Workshop praised by participants — next one is May 19 & 20

Participants unanimously agree that Georgia Tech's GSA Schedule Proposal Preparation Workshop is very effective in helping businesses put together a GSA Schedule proposal package.  The hands-on

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