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Other Transaction Authority

Pentagon to use OT Guide to reform business practices in 2019

Frank Kendall, former under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, discusses the Pentagon’s efforts to educate acquisition professionals about when to use Other Transaction Authority.

Robert Tuohy

Defense industrial bases’ perspective on Other Transaction Authority

Robert Tuohy, chief operating officer of Advanced Technology International, gives an industry-based view on the growing use of Other Transaction Authorities, and the pros and cons of using them.

The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat – July 25, 2018

Federal News Radio Defense Reporter Scott Maucione and Reporter Oriana Pawlyk discuss the latest news from the Department of Defense. Topics on this edition of the Pentagon Beat include provisions in the latest version of the NDAA, the Air Force looking to team up with NASA for space exploration and contractors benefiting from the […]


Navy leverages OTA with new $100M Consortium

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government, joins the program to detail how the Department of Defense uses consortia to manage Other Transaction Authority acquisitions and the what impact the government reorganization plan will have on contracts.


The use of Other Transaction Authority

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics and senior adviser at the CSIS International Security Program, discusses the use of Other Transaction Authority at the Department of Defense, and why bureaucracy is discouraging to companies entering the federal market.


Use of Other Transaction Authority by agency acquisition shops

Alan Chvotkin, executive VP & counsel at the Professional Services Council, discusses the challenges to Other Transaction Authority from the Government Accountability Office, and how it could impact future acquisitions.

Government Matters with Ben Fitzgerald

AT&L reorganization underway at the Defense Department

Ben FitzGerald, director of the Office of Strategy & Design at the Department of Defense, discusses the reorganization efforts at DoD, and writing guidance on the proper use of Other Transaction Authority. 


Innovation & acquisition at the Defense Department

As the Other Transaction Authority grows in popularity at the Department of Defense, it is quickly becoming a new standard of doing business. Now, civilian agencies are looking to the DoD for wisdom on OTA, and are determining if they can also use the strategy to streamline their acquisition process. “NIH uses it more than […]

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