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SeaPort: Charting a New Course for Professional Services Acquisition for America's Navy

The project presents a case study of the SeaPort operation, established by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) as a faster, better, and cheaper way of procuring over half a billion dollars worth of professional support services necessary to support the Navy’s mission around the world.

The Auction Model: How the Public Sector Can Leverage the Power of E-Commerce through Dynamic Pricing

This report explores the vast potential that online auctions present for policy-makers and executives at all levels of government. The study focuses on how the auction model and dynamic pricing can reinvent the way in which government units execute purchasing, disposal of surplus, obsolete, or seized property, and internal allocation of resources. The report examines both the theoretical concepts that will drive government's involvement in online auctions, as well as practical application methods for implementing the auction model.

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Robert Maurin Professor of Management and Director of the Strategic e-Commerce/e-Government Initiative
Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Management College of Business
SLU Box 10350
Hammond, LA 70402-0350
United States
(985) 542-6831

David C. Wyld currently serves as the C.E. Laborde Professor of Management at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He is the Director of the College of Business' Strategic e-Commerce/e-Government Initiative, the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Managing Information Technology, and a frequent contributor to both academic journals and trade publications. He has established himself as one of the leading academic experts on emerging applications of technology in both the public and private sector. He has been an active consultant, a qualified expert witness, and an invited speaker on the strategic management of technology to both trade and academic audiences, as well as an invited panelist on technology issues on The Discovery Channel, Federal News Radio, and other media outlets.

He presently serves as the Executive Director of the Reverse Auction Research Center (http://www.reverseauctionresearch.org/), which serves as a hub of research and news in the expanding world of competitive bidding. In recognition of his research accomplishments, Dr. Wyld has been awarded Southeastern Louisiana University’s President’s Award for Excellence in Research and been named a Rising Star in Government Information Technology by Federal Computer Week magazine. Dr. Wyld and his family reside just outside New Orleans in Hammond, Louisiana.

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