DOD's New Rules Of The Road For 'Other Transactions'

By Stuart Turner, Sonia Tabriz and Nathaniel Castellano (December 14, 2018, 4:21 PM EST) -- For over 60 years, the U.S. government has entered into agreements called "other transactions." The Other Transaction Authority, or OTA, permits specific agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, to enter into agreements "other than standard government contracts or other traditional mechanisms" like procurement contracts, grants and cooperative agreements. While OT activity continues to increase, formal guidance regarding the effective use of such agreements has been sparse. In an effort to articulate some rules of the road, on Dec. 3, 2018, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment issued its broad "Other Transactions (OT) Guide."[1]...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!