Acquisition Solutions for R&D: Empower Protected Teams

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Extensive study of the defense acquisition system has produced numerous recommendations for its improvement.  A recommendation found throughout is the need for empowered and protected teams.  When it comes to R&D, innovation, and delivering new capabilities, teaming strategies as well … Continued

Is the Traditional DoD Acquisition System for R&D Institutionally Corrupt?

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YES! This podcast episode begins with a snippet of President Eisenhower’s farewell address warning the public about the corrupting influence of the Military Industrial Complex and ends with his warning about squandering future generations’ resources in exchange for present day … Continued

Other Transactions – A Culture of Creation vs. Culture of Compliance

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  In this episode of Innovation in Government Business, Strategic Institute discusses OTAs and compliance issues and myths. Other Transactions Agreements (OTA) are unlike procurement contracts under the Federal Acquisition Regulations System (FAR). The primary objective under the FAR system … Continued

Podcast: Other Transactions for Experimental Purposes 10 USC 2373 (now 4004)

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  Other Transactions for experimental purposes 10 USC 2373 (now 4004) is rarely used by DoD program offices. The authority allows DoD to quickly access commercially available technologies and products for test, experimentation and residual use. The authority is ideal … Continued

First Podcast! Why Use Other Transactions?

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The first episode of the Innovation in Government Business podcast is now live! Your friends at Strategic Institute for Innovation in Government Contracting welcome all Federal acquisition deviants, innovators, doers and creators to listen, learn, and be inspired to create … Continued

The Numbers Games

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  Practitioners or those otherwise interested in Other Transactions (OTs) should be aware of some numbers that impact the use of OT authorities. In a kind of slight of hand or trick Congress has redesignated the OT statutes recodifying them … Continued

New Life for 10 U.S.C. 2371: Science and Technology Organizations Take Note

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Not every federal research and development project results in a prototype, some basic and applied research is done in the quest for expanding knowledge and/or determining utility.  For Department of Defense (DOD) R&D labs engaged in these activities, 10 USC … Continued

Great War Unpreparedness Again?

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  Historians, military officers, and most other people know that the Wright Brothers epic first flight of a powered, piloted aircraft took place in 1903. Many also know that in World War I, the Great War of 1914-1918, several nations … Continued

Space Development Agency: Why was Using an OT the Second Choice?

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With the enactment of section 867, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2018, Congress directed that DOD shall “In the execution of…prototyping programs…establish a preference for using transactions other than” procurement contracts. The DOD Other Transactions Guide issued in November … Continued

Space Force: Opportunity Awaits

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  A remarkable opportunity awaits the Space Force to take a bold new approach to acquisition and synergistic relationships for delivering new capabilities more effectively, faster, and affordably. The DOD’s arcane business processes are like flying a straight wing aircraft … Continued