Inside the Army - August 6, 2018

Authorizers leave OTA untouched; DOD heeds 'warning shot'

Justin Doubleday   | August 03, 2018
The latest defense policy bill agreed to by congressional authorizers doesn't alter the Pentagon's ability to award other transaction agreements, despite controversy surrounding a nearly $1 billion OTA made earlier this year. The fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill, passed by the House last month and approved by the Senate Aug. 1, requires service acquisition executives and senior DOD officials to collect data on the use of OTAs by their respective departments and agencies, according to a conference report released...

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