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dc.contributor.advisorYoder, E. Cory
dc.contributor.advisorAllen, Linda N.
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Catherine L.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:34:13Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:34:13Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49391
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis research provides an analysis of the Department of Defense's historical and current use of Other Transaction (OT) authority as codified in Section 10 of United States Code (U.S.C.) 2371. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) made the OT for prototype authority permanent. Methodology includes reviews of available literature such as Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit reports, DOD Inspector General (IG) reports, and studies by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), research by the RAND institution, and Senate and House testimony. Interviews with three OT subject-matter experts (SMEs) provide valuable insight into the creation of the original language as well as legislative changes to OT authority. OT authority has allowed the DOD greater flexibility in working with commercial companies that have traditionally not worked with the federal government in research and development (R&D) efforts. OTs are not subject to the same laws and regulations that govern standard procurement contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. Research shows that OTs can be a powerful instrument in advancing technology and innovation in R&D. It is imperative that the DOD continue to promote understanding of this unique authority in order to remain on the cutting edge of state-of-the-art technologies.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofdepar1094549391
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the Department of Defense's use of other transaction authority (10 U.S.C. 2371)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorOther Transactionsen_US
dc.subject.authorresearch and developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorprototypeen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of Defenseen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Contract Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineContract Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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