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Immediate Release

DOD to Accelerate Investments in Defense Industrial Base With New Other Transaction Agreement Vehicle

The Department of Defense today announced the award of an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to Advanced Technology International (ATI) to serve as the consortium manager for the Defense Industrial Base Consortium (DIBC). This DIBC OTA will enable rapid research and allow access to commercial solutions for defense requirements and innovations from industry, academia, and non-traditional contractors.

"The Defense Industrial Base Consortium Other Transaction Agreement will not only help stimulate the growth of the defense industrial base, but it will also enable more rapid execution of Defense Production Act funding," said Dr. Laura Taylor-Kale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy. "Additionally, this helps us execute the National Defense Industrial Strategy, address defense supply chain pain points, develop the industrial workforce, sustain critical production, and allow for complementary investments from other federal agencies to build a robust, resilient, and modernized defense industrial ecosystem."

ATI, a non-profit research institution selected through a competitive process, will serve as the consortium manager. The consortium will execute prototypes under the authority of 10 U.S.C. § 4022, research projects under 10 U.S.C. 4021, and production OTs under 10 U.S.C. § 4022(f). The OTA will have a ten-year period of performance, no funding ceiling, be overseen by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, and be administered by the Washington Headquarters Services Acquisition Directorate.

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About the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (OASD (IBP)

The OASD(IBP) works with domestic and international partners to forge and sustain a robust, secure, and resilient industrial base enabling the Warfighter, now and in the future.