This Govini report examines a key contracting vehicle available to DoD to acquire leading technologies and find military applications for them: Other Transaction Authorities, or OTAs.
National security missions are dependent on the US Department of Defense’s ability to manage and monitor its complex supply chain. As the need for new capabilities increase, DOD is embracing transformational Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies including Informatics, Configurable Systems, Cognitive Engineering, and Supply Chain Monitoring.
The Space Platforms and Hypersonic Technologies markets are in transition as stakeholders vie to accomplish a wide array of missions. The Federal government helped shape these markets by leveraging contracts for specific missions and capabilities as well as issuing grants to augment and advance technological capabilities.
The bid for CSRA is about more than the acquisition of a $6.7 billion company: it’s about taking firm control of the entire Federal Technology Services market. Interested parties continue to compete, as demonstrated by the recent announcement that CACI is attempting to disrupt General Dynamics’ bid.
General Dynamics’ $9.6 billion acquisition of CSRA is a bid to more than double its Federal Technology Services footprint, immediately diversify the company’s agency customer base, strengthen its position with core DOD agencies and add a significant presence across a broad portfolio of Civilian agencies.
American security is dependent on advantages being developed from Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. Great power competitors are quickly capitalizing on this revolution. To maintain an advantage, National Security Innovation Base leadership requires decision-grade information to align strategy, people, and resources.
Alliant 2 holds great promise for leading-edge IT technologies, including Cloud, Cyber, Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence, that will reshape the mission of Federal agencies. This analytic report leverages data science to present a post-award playbook for Alliant 2.
DoD is investing in a wide array of technologies to enhance its military edge over large state competitors such as China and Russia. Of these, none are more important than Artificial Intelligence, which is a technological cornerstone of the Department’s Third Offset Strategy.