Other Transaction Authority

Moving more TRICARE patients to civilian care would cause ‘significant harm,’ study finds

New study, published this month in the journal Health Sciences Research, projected worse health outcomes for DoD beneficiaries even if as few as 10% of…

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DoD spending data tells us how serious the Pentagon is about a shift to great power competition

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OTAs and FAR: Lessons learned with non traditional contractors during the pandemic

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ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2020 AND THEREAFTER -  Ray Bellia holds up N95 personal protective masks, used by medical and law enforcement professionals, in the warehouse of his Body Armor Outlet store, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Salem, N.H. Bellia's store rapidly evolved into one of the nation's 20 largest suppliers of personal protective equipment to states this past spring, according to a nationwide analysis of state purchasing data by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Increased OTA use from COVID contract boom caused transparency issues, watchdog agency says

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Musurlian, Peter

New leadership at a group dedicated to helping the government with 5G technology

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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

The Pentagon needs to focus on software, culture and placing bets on nontraditional companies, experts say.

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., delivers her opening statement during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on unsustainable drug prices on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Congresswoman wants to make sure Trump administration preserves records

In today’s Federal Newscast, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) wants to make sure President Trump doesn’t dispose…

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Phototreat)Aerial of the Pentagon, the Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington DC, with I-395 freeway on the left, and the Air Force Memorial up middle.

NDAA includes more congressional oversight of OTAs

In today’s Federal Newscast, Congress wants more transparency about the use of Other Transaction Authority in Defense spending.

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