Accelerating Acquisition Innovation w/ Bill Greenwalt
In this episode Rick Dunn, former DARPA General Counsel and pioneer of DoD’s Other Transactions (OTs) authority, talks with Bill Greenwalt, a long time Senate Staffer (SASC) and former Deputy Undersecretary (Industrial Policy),... READ MORE
What are Other Transactions authorities for?
In this episode Strategic Institute cuts through DoD’s myth and lore to highlight the real reasons why Other Transactions were created and what problems they are intended to solve. Other Transactions... READ MORE
The March of Folly: DoD Acquisition for R&D and New Capability
Folly: 1) Lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight 2) a costly and foolish undertaking; unwise investment or expenditure. Few subjects have been the focus of more study than DoD acquisition for... READ MORE
5 Principles of Other Transactions
In this podcast episode Strategic Institute discusses the five principles of Other Transactions (OTs) authorities for federal R&D. 5 Principles of Other Transactions (OTs) 1. OTs = Flexibility 2. If it’s R&D, use... READ MORE
DoD Lawyers Enabling Business Innovation for R&D
In this episode Rick Dunn talks with LTC Dean Korsak from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate about the role government lawyers can take to enable business process innovation, using flexible... READ MORE
ACQUISITION BUREAUCRACY STRIKES BACK
In this episode Strategic Institute discusses the forces pushing back against innovation in business processes for federal R&D. Other Transactions authorities are flexible contracts that permit the government to experiment with different... READ MORE
Congress Says Get Educated on Other Transactions, Again!
In this episode Strategic Institute discusses the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in regard to acquisition for R&D, and specifically the report language, “strongly encouraging” DoD to educate the workforce in flexible... READ MORE
Brief Heads Up On NDAA 2023
Congress continues to broaden and show support for flexible contracting authorities meant to foster business innovations for delivering the fruits of federally funded research and development (R&D) more effectively. Sections 842 and... READ MORE