Pentagon aims to grow use of 'other transaction' agreements to speed acquisition

By Justin Doubleday / December 15, 2017 at 2:37 PM
The Pentagon wants to increasingly use "other transaction" authority to accelerate acquisition timelines and bolster its business with commercial companies, but DOD officials concede the department faces a lack of knowledge about the unusual contracting method. The Defense Department is aiming to scale the activities of organizations like the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to speed procurement, according to Ellen Lord, the Pentagon's acquisition chief. DIUx has relied exclusively on other transaction agreements to award pilot prototyping contracts since it was...

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