If it’s R&D use an OT

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In this podcast episode Strategic Institute discusses the advantages of using appropriate contracts for federal R&D.  Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) contracts are inappropriate, per Part 35, which states FAR is procurement for acquiring goods and services.   R&D and advancing … Continued

Other Transactions & Partnership Intermediary Connection

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  In this podcast episode Strategic Institute recaps controversial topics from a previous episode (recent protest – consortia model), and discusses the symbiosis between flexible federal contracting authorities, other transactions, and the greater flexibility offered to the government by using … Continued

Other Transactions Protest Reveals Lack of Training & Education

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  The latest Other Transactions (OT) protest case highlights the critical need for education and training for participants involved in awarding these agreements.  In this case, it appears that no party involved understood the Other Transactions for prototypes statute. Also … Continued

Keeping the Faith in Federal Acquisition for R&D and Delivering New Capabilities

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  In this episode Strategic Institute talks about keeping the faith for 30 years. It has been that long since Other Transactions (OT) authorities were first introduced in the DoD.  The early pioneers, adopters, and educators still have faith that … Continued

Federal R&D: Creating the Infrastructure to Support Innovation

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  In this episode Strategic Institute discusses the lack of “infrastructure” to support federal acquisition that is dynamic and promotes synergy for the best results in R&D and delivering new capability.  Instead, the government chooses to miss opportunities and potential … Continued

Optimism for Federal Acquisition Innovation

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  In this episode Strategic Institute talks with Dr. Dolores Kuchina-Musina of REXOTA Solutions to discuss the focus of her PhD dissertation –  Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) and innovation policy.  Dolores approaches her work and study of an often difficult … Continued

Prototype Prototyping: Rolling up sleeves at the front-end to save time and resources at the back

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  The DoD is notorious for slacking at the front-end of R&D programs, preferring to punt and pray that it all comes together at the back-end.  From a business perspective this is sheer insanity!  The more thoroughly an organization identifies … Continued

Status-quo Strikes Back: Consequences resulting from a lack of education for flexible contracting authorities

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  The secret to federal business ingenuity and greater acquisition success for R&D and delivering new capability lies in educating people, whereas the secret for maintaining the status quo is in keeping them ignorant. The federal government has been “gifted” … Continued