other transaction agreements (OTAs)
Army readying a laser that can shoot down drones
The Army completed testing of its first combat-capable laser that would shoot down oncoming drones or other UAS.
Space Force focusing on pitch days, consortiums to speed up tech acquisition
Space Force will host its first pitch day later this year to more quickly work with companies wanting to bring innovation to military space operations.
DOD gives $2.5B to consortium to develop 5G tech prototypes
The idea behind the consortium is that the money will get to companies and academic partners faster than the DOD could do on its own.
Palantir wins Army network modernization contract, expanding its military work
Palantir scored an OTA to provide its signature Gotham data management software for use in the heart of the Army's battlefield network modernization work.
NOAA exploring artificial intelligence pilots with Google Cloud
While specific pilots haven't been announced, the series will be designed to give agency employees hands-on training with emerging tech.
Army triples use of OTAs as it pushes for modern technology
It is unclear if the Army's extensive use of OTA authority has been beneficial to its contracting habits or technology modernization.