Other Transactional Authority Agreements

Other Transactional Authority

Segue & OTA Agreements

Segue Technologies® is currently participating as an active member within multiple consortiums, supporting their various Other Transactional Authority (OTA) Agreements that were created between the Consortiums and the Government to meet the Government’s need for rapid acquisition. Segue’s GWAC/IDIQ Program Management Office manages the administration and review of Consortium Other Transactional Authority Agreements and their opportunities and responses.

Segue's OTA Contracts

What's an OTA?

Other Transaction Authority is the term commonly used to refer to the (10 U.S.C. 2371b) authority of the Department of Defense (DoD) to carry out certain prototype, research and production projects. Other Transaction (OT) authorities were created to give DoD the flexibility necessary to adopt and incorporate business practices that reflect commercial industry standards and best practices into its award instruments. As of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Section 845, the DoD currently has permanent authority to award OT under (10 U.S.C. 2371) for (1) Research, (2) Prototype, and (3) Production Purposes.


Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) are contract vehicles that offer advantages over traditional government contracts, including relief from Federal Acquisition Regulations, rapid contracting, open collaboration between industry/government, and significant small business participation. OTAs are a special vehicle used by federal agencies for obtaining or advancing research and development (R&D) or prototypes; they are not contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements, and there is no statutory or regulatory definition of "other transaction." Only those agencies that have been provided OT authority may engage in other transactions.

OTA Benefits Include:

An OTA can allow for much greater speed, flexibility, and accessibility in performing research and prototyping activities. OTAs can also be used to design and implement innovative business models within the government that would otherwise not be feasible.

The primary benefit to using an OTA is decreased acquisition time and cost. Other notable benefits include making the OTA a unique and desireable tool for program and contract managers alike, including:

  • Government Openly Collaborates and Discusses Requirements
  • Quicker Concept-to-Prototype and Federal Funding
  • Not Subject to FAR
  • Not Subject to DCAA Audits
  • Minimal/Negotiable Government Rights to Intellectual Property
  • Awards Cannot be Protested
  • Competition Required Only to the Maximum Extent Practicable
  • Generally are Awarded on a Firm Fixed Price Basis
  • Payments Based on Measurable Milestone Achievements
  • Government/Contractor Partnership Based on IPT Concept

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For more information about Segue’s available OTAs and how to connect with Segue, please contact us.

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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. IWRP identifies critical information warfare challenges and develops prototype technologies to mitigate threats. IWRP is a team of industry leaders, innovative small companies and academia collaborating to develop Information Warfare technologies. IWRP develops technology prototypes in response to rapidly evolving and emerging Information Warfare requirements for the advancement of technologies to the warfighter. IWRP enables rapid research, access to innovative commercial solutions for defense requirements, and innovations from industry, academia and non-traditional contractors.

Specific technology focus areas include:
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Data Science/Analytics Technologies
  • Assured Communications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Resource Tools
  • Collaboration and Social Networking:
  • Autonomy
  • Mobility
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Embedded Systems
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • On-Demand Manufacturing
  • Assured Command and Control (AC2)
  • Integrated Fires (IF)
  • Battlespace Awareness (BA)
For more information about this OTA, please visit: www.theiwrp.org/

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C5 is a consortium composed of leading companies and institutions in the C4ISR and cyber technology sectors. C5 accelerates the development and deployment of new capabilities to the Warfighter through the use of Other Transaction Authority. C5 gives members an innovative and commonsense acquisition mechanism for development of new technologies and products to meet government customer requirements.

The Office of the Secretary of Defense requested that the Army establish a new OTA to address C4ISR and cyber-technology requirements. In response, C5 was formed. Based upon the simplicity and transparency of its business model, C5 was awarded an initial three-year, OTA with the Army in July 2014, and a 10-year, no-ceiling, follow-on OTA in April 2017.

Specific technology focus areas include:
  • Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations
  • Situational Understanding
  • C4ISR and Targeting
  • System-of-Systems Architecture
  • Tactical and Strategic Networks
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Software and Hardware Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Forensics
  • Analytics
  • Systems Integration
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Positioning, Navigation and Timing
  • Information Operations
  • Intelligence Analysis, Exploitations and Disseminations
  • Mobility and Autonomy
  • Sensors
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Training
  • Enabling Technologies
For more information about this OTA, please visit: www.cmgcorp.org/c5/

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The NASC OTA was formed to support the technology needs of the Naval Air Warfare Centers (NAWCs) and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) through the use of Other Transaction (OT) Authority. NASC is being built as an agile, collaborative and enduring enterprise with world­-class capabilities that will provide the Navy with broad reach, robust competition and a comprehensive range of technology solutions. Through its unique structure, consortium members will be able to work with the Government to identify opportunities, target their technology offerings, expand into new markets and grow their businesses.

Specific technology focus areas include:
  • Air Vehicles
  • Propulsion and Power
  • Avionics
  • Human Systems
  • Weapons and Energetics
  • Warfare Analysis
  • Support Equipment and Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment
  • Research and Intelligence
  • Test, Evaluation and Engineering
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Digital Transformation
For more information about this OTA, please visit: www.nascsolutions.org


SOSSEC Inc. and the SOSSEC Consortium continue to serve as an objective, multi-disciplinary, technology-neutral team of highly specialized members with many years of experience in the support of DoD clients and programs. Within SOSSEC, non-traditional companies represent the most innovative, entrepreneurial companies in America today and have the benefit of working in a mentor/protégé arrangement with companies with more government experience.

Customers supported with SOSSEC:
  • US Air Force at AFRL Rome, NY for Open System Acquisition Initiative OSAI
  • US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (ACI)
  • US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)
  • US Army including US Army Special Operations Command and Army EIS (COBRA)
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Department of Homeland Defense
  • US Navy Naval Air Command (NAVAIR)
  • US Air Force Propulsion Consortium Initiative (PCI)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Specific technology focus areas include:
  • Border Security
  • Critical Infrastructure & Key resources
  • Perimeter Security
  • Port Security
  • IED Detection & Neutralization
  • Robotics
  • Sensors
  • Surveillance & Warning
  • Architectural & Engineering Services
  • C2/C3/C4i Technology Development & Prototyping
  • Systems Integration
  • Emergency Response
  • Smart Building & Automation Systems
  • Communications
  • Search Capabilities
  • Propulsion Technologies
  • Integration of Communications & Data Systems
  • Situation Awareness
  • Cyber Defense
  • Information Assurance
  • Data Mining
  • Analytic Modeling
  • Business Analytics
  • Collaboration Capabilities
  • Computer Vision
  • Data Capture
  • Data Discovery, Visualization and Analytics
  • Intelligence Exposure
  • Intelligence Production
  • Reliability
For more information about this OTA, please visit: www.sossecinc.com/sossec-home

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The Sensors, Communications and Electronics Consortium (SCE Consortium) is monitored and administered through SOSSEC, and 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. .

Specific technology focus areas include:
  • Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing PNT
  • Cyberspace Operations
  • Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Mine, IED and Minefield Detection and Defeat
  • Intelligence, Analysis, Exploitation and Dissemination
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting
  • Mission Command Capability and Computing Platforms
  • Tactical and Deployed Power
  • Tactical and Strategic Networks
For more information about this OTA, please visit: www.sossecinc.com/sce-homepage