Other Transaction Authority

Employee Assistance programs, EAP

Pentagon has huge blind spots in its spending on OTAs

A careful examination of DoD’s use of consortiums for other transaction agreements found the Pentagon doesn’t have a clear picture of its billions in OTA…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)Members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron use a tablet to upload coordinates during an exercise showcasing the capabilities of the Advanced Battle Management System at Duke Field, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019. During the first demonstration of the ABMS, operators across the Air Force, Army, Navy and industry tested multiple real-time data sharing tools and technology in a homeland defense-based scenario enacted by U.S. Northern Command and enabled by Air Force senior leaders. The collection of networked systems and immediately available information is critical to enabling joint service operations across all domains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

How the Biden administration can make DoD an innovation powerhouse

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Pentagon R&D spending still lags behind an otherwise healthy Defense budget

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10 tantalizing topics testing procurement in the new fiscal year

This week marked the Autumnal Equinox, and change is in the air. It also signals that we are approaching the end of the government fiscal year.

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DoD’s AI center setting itself up to be a more agile buyer, use of OTAs

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is searching for a consortium manager to handle businesses.

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FILE - In this June 3, 2019 file photo, a pilot speaks to a crew member by an F/A-18 fighter jet on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. The U.S. Navy is trying to put together a new coalition of nations to counter what it sees as a renewed maritime threat from Iran. Meanwhile, Iran finds itself backed into a corner and ready for a possible conflict. It stands poised on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, to further break the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Navy launches six more ‘tech bridges’ to connect local innovators with Defense funding

The long-term vision is to reduce friction in the Navy’s innovation ecosystem. In the meantime, it may also help keep some of its smallest and most vital suppliers afloat.

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