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Other Transaction Authority (OTA)



•Develop White Paper on OTA, and its appropriate use, to increase understanding and effective application of authority.
•Could be placed on innovation Hub or used by OFPP to create guidance, similar to MythBusters for best practices
•OTAs are being used more frequently by agencies outside of DoD.
•Increasing Congressional scrutiny may hamper ability of federal agencies from using OTA.
•Excellent opportunity to provide visibility on do’s and don’ts
•Clear up concerns about “Going around the FAR”
•Project could support future legislative proposal giving authority to more agencies   
•Project requires both industry and government perspectives and engagement to be successful

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Group Project Deliverables

Deliverable Name Deliveable Type Expected/Actual Deliverable Completion
White paper to OFPP for posting and/or conversion to government-wide guidance White Paper July 2020
Project/Activity Status: 
Expected/Actual Project Completion: 
Jul 10, 2020
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