Other Transaction Authority (OTA)
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OTAs are legally binding agreements that may be used by the government to engage industry and academia for a broad range of research and prototyping activities. OTAs are typically defined by what they are not: they’re not standard procurement contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements. As a result, they are not generally subject to the federal laws and regulations that apply to government procurement contracts (e.g. FAR/DFARS).
Battelle is a member of the following consortia:
- Border Security Technology Consortium (BSTC)
- Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5)
- Cornerstone OTA
- Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium (CWMD)
- Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium (DATC)
- Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP)
- Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC)
- Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)
- National Armaments Consortium (NAC)
- DOD Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) supports the research and development of armaments system technologies.
- Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC) advances Army aviation and missile capabilities.
- Naval Surface Technology and Innovation Consortium (NSTIC) supports naval surface technology innovation to provide research, development, test and evaluation, analysis, integration and certification of complex naval warfare systems.
- Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies Program (NEST) providing innovative technological solutions to address security threats in the surface, subsurface, air, ground, littoral and expeditionary environments.
- National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC)
- Naval Aviation Systems Consortium (NASC)
- National Spectrum Consortium (NSC)
- National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL)
- The Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS) supports innovative technology solutions to address current and future security threats in the areas of electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), trusted microelectronics, and strategic mission hardware environments.
- Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) | Powered by NSTXL provides rapid space technology innovations through its academic and commercial industry members.
- Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) expedites development, demonstration, and delivery of prototypes to increase warfighter readiness with a focus on modeling, simulation, and training.
- The System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC)
- Sensors, Communications, and Electronics Consortium (SCEC)
- Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC)
The C5 was established by the Army to address C4ISR and cyber-technology requirements and can be used by the Army and Marine Corps for development of related C5 technologies and products.
The Cornerstone OTA differs from other OTAs as it is strictly government-managed, allowing for reduced timelines and low costs. The broad scope supports research, development, prototyping, demonstration, qualification and integration of manufacturing capabilities and capacities into the US Industrial Base and supply chains.
CWMD supports areas of Consequence Management and Hazard Mitigation; Threats and Vulnerabilities Awareness; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Explosives (CBRNE); Research and Development; and Emerging Technologies related to CWMD.
DATC supports advanced automotive technologies to DoD and all government agencies.
Innovation Warfare Research Project (IWRP) engages industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of Information Warfare that enhance Navy and Marine Corps mission effectiveness, focusing on underlying technologies that advance information warfare capabilities through a consortium that can support research, development, and prototyping.
Supports innovative medical solutions for DoD detection, prevention and treatment of military forces to counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats.
Focused on technologies that can make the wounded whole again through development of Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, Care of Combat Casualties, Rehabilitative Medicine, Military Ops Medicine and Advanced Medical Technologies.
NAC supports DoD in development of armament technologies in support of our nation’s security. The NAC includes the following OTAs:
Supports US ground vehicle systems, subsystems, and component technologies to expedite the innovation, development and production of new ground system capabilities for the US warfighters.
Supports the technology needs of Naval Air Warfare Centers and Naval Air Systems. The Broad scope technology solutions include propulsion and power; avionics; human systems; weapons and energetics; research, testing, evaluation and engineering; and simulation and modeling.
Solving problems related to 5G, 5G-based technologies, and spectrum access and sharing, NSC builds brides between key stakeholder groups (government and industry) to deliver two essential outcomes: (1) breakthroughs in spectrum and spectrum-dependent capabilities and (2) policy and regulatory insights to enhance, inform and sustain U.S. technical leadership
National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) is a revolutionary platform built to get the world’s best technology into the hands of the Warfighter. The NSTXL includes the following OTAs:
The SOSSEC Consortium was specifically formed to address the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) for research, development and prototype support.
The Sensors, Communications and Electronics Consortium (SCEC) was created to conduct research, development, and testing in cooperation with the Government, leading to technology demonstrations and prototype projects in the sensors, communications and electronics sciences and other related fields to maintain and improve warfighter command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in complex environments.
UTIC promotes the rapid development, prototyping and commercialization of innovative undersea and maritime technologies.