Tag Archives: Other Transaction Authority

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

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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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Naval Surface Warfare Center Prototypes Detection Tech via OTAs

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Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division pursues prototyping of autonomous detection systems via other transaction authority, an alternative, accelerated procurement approach. NSWC Crane said Tuesday it employs Strategic and Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems or S2MARTS OTAs to rapidly develop and test the Autonomous Fiber Optic Sensor Network prototype.

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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

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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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DIU Partners With Nontraditional Vendors Through OTAs; Mike Madsen Quoted

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The Defense Innovation Unit is teaming up with new commercial firms and accelerating the development of technology platforms for warfighters through the use of other transaction authority agreements authorized by Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, National Defense reported Tuesday.

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