Gallagher floats idea for 'thunderdome' approach to OTAs

By Audrey Decker / February 9, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Amidst concerns over the Defense Department's ability to scale commercial innovation, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), a new subcommittee chairman, said lawmakers should consider enacting policy to keep the military services accountable while using other transaction authority contracting vehicles. During the first hearing this year of the House Armed Services cyber, information technologies and innovation subcommittee, Gallagher suggested bringing more competition into the OTA process. Congress might need to periodically look at “what in my head I think of as, other...

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