Tag Archives: OTA

Gen. James McConville: Army Building Software Factory to Advance AI, Machine Learning Capabilities

Gen. James McConville

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville told National Defense in an interview published Monday that the service has two initiatives going on to advance the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning. To register for ArchIntel’s AI in Competitive Intelligence Virtual Event, as well as view upcoming opportunities, visit ArchIntel’s Event Page.

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FLIR Systems Wins US Army OTA to Advance Multi-Sensor Detection System; Roger Wells Quoted

FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems has been awarded a $26 million Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement modification to support the U.S. Army’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade (NBCRV SSU) program. FLIR will serve as the lead integrator under the OTA. The company will work to modernize the Army’s NBCRV system with improved and autonomous CBRN sensors.

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JAIC Issues RFI on Alternative AI Procurement Methods

JAIC

The U.S. Army and Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) are looking for information on potential acquisition business models that can be used to support rapid artificial intelligence prototyping efforts. JAIC said on the beta SAM website that it seeks to leverage new methods such as other transaction authorities to promote “collaboration and optimal teaming arrangements” with traditional and nontraditional contractors.

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Enlighten IT Secures $42.5M PEO EIS Production Agreement to Provide Cloud Support to U.S. Army; Steve Wagner Quoted

Steve Wagner

Enlighten IT Consulting, a subsidiary of Alion Science and Technology, has been awarded a 48-month, $42.5 million follow-on production agreement by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), Alion announced on Tuesday

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Ellen Lord Issues Memo on Temporary Amendment to Delegation of Approval Authority for OTAs

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Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, issued a memo on April 5 to announce the changes made to the delegation of approval authority for the use of other transaction authorities for prototype agreements and follow-on production contracts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pentagon Begins Implementation of Increased Progress Payment Rates for Vendors

Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, said DoD has started implementing the increased progress payment rates for contractors and that the Defense Contract Management Agency has modified about 1,400 contracts to reflect the increased rates, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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