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DOD Focus On ‘Other Transactions’ Shows Big Year Ahead

Law360 (February 20, 2018, 10:27 PM EST) -- After many years of being ignored as a pathway for bringing commercial technology vendors aboard, Other Transaction Authority has gained traction thanks to recent statutory changes and a renewed focus from the U.S. Department of Defense, making 2018 potentially the biggest year yet for the DOD’s use of it.

Other Transaction Authority, commonly referred to as OTA, allows the DOD to enter into research and prototyping agreements free from the typical acquisition rules and requirements that apply to defense procurements.

Those rules have long been criticized...
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