Jette calls for shift in contracting practices, discretion with OTAs, reduction in UCAs

By Courtney McBride / April 25, 2018 at 10:08 AM
Congress has provided the services greater flexibility in contracting, but it is incumbent upon the Army to utilize that flexibility responsibly, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. Bruce Jette highlighted mechanisms such as other transaction authority, provided by lawmakers to enable rapid prototyping and rapid fielding of required capabilities. "They've given us the authority, and now it's our time to responsibly employ those authorities and not to misuse them," he said at an...

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