George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Center for Government Contracting Wins Over $1 Million for Defense Finance Studies

Written by Charles Dolgas on .

The Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University’s School of Business has been awarded four studies to conduct finance research for the Office of Defense Pricing and Contracting within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.

These studies are part of a DoD effort with universities to undertake independent research to better understand the finance dynamics in the defense marketplace. Mason will examine free cash flow in the defense sector, the impact of cash flow by contract type and financing, financing and its impact on small businesses, and government accounting system requirements as a barrier to the commercial sector’s willingness to do business with the federal government. These studies will contribute to the first comprehensive analysis of the department’s finance policies in over thirty years. The research will be performed over eight months, beginning in June 2021.

“The Center for Government Contracting is honored to have been selected for this important research by the department and we very much look forward to conducting these studies,” said Jerry McGinn, Ph.D., executive director of the center.

School of Business Dean Maury Peiperl noted the unique role that the GovCon Center now plays for government, business, and academia. “This research will see our school’s faculty, and faculty from partner institutions, applying thought leadership in business for the public good. It will both inform our teaching and improve our students’ preparedness for the government acquisition workforce.”


For more information, contact:

Jerry McGinn, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Government Contracting
George Mason University
School of Business
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-895-7544 Mobile | 703-993-4156 Office