Understanding Section 2373 – Quick Acquisition for Experimentation, Research and Testing

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  Organizations interested in innovation and flexible contracting should obtain delegations of authority for section 2373 of title 10, U.S. Code (purchases for experimental purposes) which while technically not using the language of other transactions is closely related in spirit … Continued

10 U.S.C. 2371 “Other Transactions”: Beyond TIA’s

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Written by Richard L. Dunn (July 2017)   Containing legal authorities in conceptual boxes that accommodate organizational structures and preexisting thinking is often bureaucratically convenient. It can also result in limitations that adversely affect mission accomplishment. The Technology Investment Agreement … Continued

Helping the “old think” Bureaucrats and Their Lawyers Get to Yes

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  Not infrequently government program managers and other acquisition professionals see an opportunity where some form of innovative contracting would expedite or enhance their mission. Sometimes they get a response lacking in knowledge and understanding, such as “Other Transactions are illegal.” … Continued

Twenty Years Ago — flexible and affordable contracting appreciated

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On May 27, 1997 Richard L. Dunn received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service for his work in innovative contracting. It read:   For exceptionally meritorious civilian service as General Counsel, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), … Continued

Other Transactions Contracts: Poorly Understood, Little Used

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 Full version of an article featured in National Defense Magazine      The good news – Congress has provided the Department of Defense with a cluster of legal authorities to conduct experimentation, research, development, prototyping, and production that can lead … Continued