Govini analyzed the Department of Defense’s use of other transaction authorities and Small Business Innovation Research contracts between fiscal year 2015 and FY 2019 and found that the two contracting methods accounted for 10 percent, or $9.6B, of DoD’s spending on research, development, test and evaluation operations in 2019, Defense News reported Wednesday.

The company’s analysis showed that DoD awarded $11.4B in OTA contracts from 2018 to 2019, up from $4.9B in OTA deals handed out between 2015 and 2017.

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