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USRA is co-hosting a symposium with the Strategic Institute on December 6-7 in Falls Church, VA


Columbia, Maryland, November 1, 2017 - USRA is co-hosting a symposium with the Strategic Institute on December 6-7 in Falls Church, VA to discuss the opportunities using "Other Transactions" (OT) agreements with the Department of Defense. The keynote will be delivered by Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer. This is an opportunity to learn about OTs and how they affect your organization.

Those who work with the Department of Defense (DoD) may have heard of "other transactions" (OT) agreements, which can be used in place of a contract, cooperative agreement, or grant. Most federal laws and regulations do not apply to OTs. These agreements were originally intended by Congress to allow unprecedented opportunity to experiment with innovative forms of collaboration, new technical as well as business approaches, and allow goals rather than rules to be the primary force in forming the contractual relationship.

These OTs are being widely used as a catalyst for critical change and innovation. So much so, that the latest Senate authorization bill says that "In the execution of science and technology and prototyping programs, the Secretary of Defense shall establish a preference for using transactions other than contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants entered into pursuant to sections 2371 and 2371b of title 10." (Sec.873, S.1519, NDAA '18). Authorities to engage in OTs and make purchases for experimental purposes) were originally intended by Congress to be an effective way to implement broad acquisition reform. If Congress may soon make OTs to be the preferred way of doing business with DoD, is your organization prepared?

For more information about the Symposium, see: http://www.strategicinstitute.org/futureisnow/
"The Future is Now! Fast and Affordable New Capabilities using Other Transactions"
December 6-7 | ANSER Auditorium | Falls Church VA

USRA is offering half-price registration for the Symposium. If you are so interested, send email to SBO@usra.edu with your contact information and affiliation.
THE FUTURE IS NOW! Fast and Affordable new capabilities using Other Transactions | December 6-7, 2017 | Anser Auditorium | Falls Church, VA

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Universities Space Research Association is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other government sponsors.

 
THE FUTURE IS NOW! Fast and Affordable new capabilities using Other Transactions | December 6-7, 2017 | Anser Auditorium | Falls Church, VA

USRA is co-hosting a symposium with the Strategic Institute on December 6-7 in Falls Church, VA