Geurts urges Navy R&D to push OTAs, rapid prototyping during COVID-19 pandemic

By Justin Katz  
March 26, 2020 at 11:08 AM
A new memorandum by the Navy's acquisition executive directs the service's research and development enterprise to make greater use of other transaction authorities and prototyping as a way to maintain the health of the industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic. “Initiate a special notice under the current [long-range broad agency announcement] seeking submission of proof of concept and proof of prototype proposals, which will be funded up to $249K using simplified acquisition procurement or [other transaction authority] for prototype authorities,...

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