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Department of Defense's "Other Transaction Authority"

The Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, recently replaced its Other Transactions Guide for Prototype Projects (Version 1.2, dated January 2017), with the Other Transactions Guide (Version 1.0, dated November 2018). The new guide is intended to provide guidance to both internal government stakeholders as well as government partners including industry and academia. The revised Other Transactions Guide addresses developments in other transaction agreements (OTAs) for prototype OTAs under 10 U.S.C. §2371b, and follow-on production OTAs under 10 U.S.C. §2371b(f), and also provides practical advice such as attempting to debunk “Common OT myths.” 

A copy of the Other Transactions Guide is available here.

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Robert Wagman, Bracewell Law Firm, Government Business and Litigation Attorney

Bob Wagman has experience representing U.S. and foreign companies of all sizes in a broad range of industries in all facets of conducting business with the government including government contracts, grants and other federally-funded projects. Bob’s experience ranges from representing companies in litigation matters before courts and administrative tribunals to advising clients in transactional matters and regulatory compliance.

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Angela Styles represents clients through the full lifecycle of the federal contracting process with unique insight and ability to efficiently resolve issues and problems with Executive Branch departments and agencies without litigation. In recent years, her practice has focused on general FAR counseling, investigations, mandatory disclosure, and suspension and debarment. From the Departments of Defense, Energy, Interior, Homeland Security and Veteran Affairs, to the General Services Administration (GSA), she has assisted companies with issues ranging from procurement integrity, civil false claims, the Anti-Kickback Act, schedule contracting, leasing, complex internal investigations, intellectual property and the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act. Angela also assists multiple clients within the National Lab Complex.

Angela’s ability to serve clients is enhanced by her experience as administrator for Federal Procurement Policy within the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, a position that required Senate confirmation, and the GSA’s Public Buildings Service. For eight years, Angela also served in the role of executive director of the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct. She has testified about complex federal procurement issues at more than 30 hearings before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including the Senate Armed Services, Senate Government Affairs, House Armed Services, House Veterans’ Affairs, House Small Business and the House Government Reform Committees.