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DoD dispelling lingering myths about OTAs

With Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) becoming increasingly popular within the defense acquisition community, misconceptions around its use still linger.

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State Dept reshaping acquisition organization, processes

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Growth of OTAs, corresponding myths gave DoD plenty of reason to update its guide

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Pentagon’s top three priorities for a better acquisition program

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Small tech companies ask Congress for changes to make acquisition easier to navigate

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The Defense Department clarifies how to use other transaction authority

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The Defense Innovation Unit says its positively sailing into its 8th year in business

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Iraqi army units are deployed during military operations of the Iraqi Army's Seventh Brigade in Anbar, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. An Iraqi general said Sunday that security has been beefed up around the Ain al-Asad air base, a sprawling complex in the western Anbar desert that hosts U.S. forces, following a series of attacks. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Pentagon says military needs to adapt to increasingly hotter world

Also in today’s Federal Newscast, the Biden administration takes action to make sure public research results are available to the public. And the Air Force…

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GSA, DIU working together to get non traditional contractors on board

The civilian and Defense sides of the government have taken a big step together to move the Defense Department’s innovative, nontraditional contractors…

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FILE - The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022. The U.S. military says explosions earlier this month on a base in eastern Syria that injured several U.S. service members were not, as it originally reported, caused by artillery or another form of indirect fire. Instead, it is now believed the April 7 attack was carried out by the “deliberate placement of explosive charges” by one or more individuals at an ammunition holding area and shower facility on the base, according to a statement issued Thursday by the Operation Inherent Resolve command that oversees U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Industrial base challenges pose risks for national security

Moshe Schwartz argues the National Security Innovation and Industrial Base is becoming detached from the greater U.S. economic base as private industry increasingly opts not to work with the federal government in general, and the Defense Department in particular.

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