Audit finds lack of 'systemic approach' for tracking tens of billions of dollars of OTA awards

By Jason Sherman / September 21, 2022 at 2:18 PM
A congressional audit of more than $24 billion contracted by the Defense Department using other transaction authorities (OTA) found the Pentagon does not have a systematic approach for tracking which consortia receive awards, limiting the ability of contracting personnel to make informed decisions on how and whether to use consortia-based OTAs. The Government Accountability Office found that between 2019 and 2021 the Defense Department awarded more than $24 billion using OTAs, including $5 billion for armaments and $2.6 billion for...

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