DISA plans for more OTAs after early successes

FedScoop: After seeing what’s possible with small, rapid prototype contracts, the Defense Information Systems Agency will look to build on that momentum and issue more Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contracts for innovative tech pilots, its director said Tuesday.

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton said the agency has three new OTAs it’s working to negotiate. The contracts will focus on assured identity on iOS devices; machine learning and artificial intelligence to bolster cybersecurity; and an evolution of the military’s joint situational awareness system, dubbed the Global Command and Control System-Joint Enterprise.

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