On Thursday, July 1, 2010, Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute authorized the creation of The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech.
The purpose of the Academy will be to provide continuing education training to government contracting officials as well as to business professionals working for government contractors or pursuing opportunities in the government contracting arena.
The Academy intends to earn equivalency training provider status from the Defense Acquisition University. DAU is the Defense Department’s ”corporate university” that spearheads the training of DoD’s acquisition workforce and, in turn, the development of training curriculum for the entire government contracting workforce.
Once achieving official recognition from DAU, The Academy plans to make its courses open all sectors of the public, including government contracting officials, government contractors, and anyone seeking professional education in the government acquisition field.