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DIU now able to issue its own OTAs as it looks to tackle broader projects

By Rachel Cohen  
November 30, 2018 at 11:46 AM
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- Three years after it launched as the Defense Department's conduit to Silicon Valley, the Defense Innovation Unit can now award contracts using its own other transaction authorities, rather than rely solely on service-led acquisition groups. Ellen Lord, the Pentagon's acquisition chief, signed a Nov. 17 memo allowing DIU to issue OTAs by itself, David Rothzeid, DIU's acquisition pathways director, told Inside Defense this week. DIU typically works with Army Contracting Command-New Jersey to find commercial companies...

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