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DOD Spending on OTAs Continues to Ramp Up; Robert Levinson, Rhys McCormick Quoted

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A National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) report on the defense industrial base’s health shows that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) use of other transaction authority (OTA) agreements to encourage non-traditional vendors to work with the Pentagon has surged in recent years. Analysts at Bloomberg Government said use of OTAs continued to rise in fiscal year 2020.

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Joint Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford Receives 2019 NDIA Eisenhower Award

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, received the Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association for his leadership of the unit in national security efforts, the Department of Defense said Sunday. The award recognizes U.S. citizens that demonstrate strategic impact and leadership in national security and industrial base issues. 

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Michael Griffin: DoD Eyes Boost-Glide Hypersonics to Counter Adversaries

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense, has said the Pentagon has begun to ramp up efforts to build hypersonic weapons as Russia and China advance development work on the technology, DoD News reported Thursday. Griffin said Thursday at a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored event in Washington that DoD considers developing boost-glide, air-breathing hypersonic platforms.

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NDIA Study Finds That Policy Frameworks Complicate Defense Contracting

The National Defense Industrial Association has found that the revised Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and continued development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework create burdens on defense contracting, National Defense reported Tuesday. The study, “Implementing Cybersecurity in DoD Supply Chains", describes how defense contractors are responding to increasing regulation requirements.

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NDIA Urges Congress to Reach Deal on Defense Budget Caps

The National Defense Industrial Association has called on Congress to reach a deal that would raise or suspend defense budget caps. NDIA said Nov. 20 it commends the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which would authorize $700 billion in defense spending, but Congress still needs to address …

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Navy to Hold Small Business Expo on Fleet Innovation Efforts

The U.S. Navy will hold a small business conference at the San Diego Convention Center on Aug. 24 to 25 with a focus on integrating agility and innovation to fleet services. Space and Naval Warfare System Command leaders will be in attendance at the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event cosponsored by the National Defense …

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