Other Transaction Authority: Saint or Sinner for Defense Acquisition?
William J. Weinig
This article provides an overview and history of OTs as well as substantiates whether to advocate expansion or seek curtailment of this powerful business instrument. This analysis will show that to date, the benefits of OTs have outweighed their risks.
Weinig, W. J. (2019). Other transaction authority: Saint or sinner for defense acquisition? Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 26(2), 106–127. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.19-818.26.02
Developmental Test and Requirements: Best Practices of Successful Information Systems Using Agile Methods
Jeremy D. Kramer and Lt Col Torrey J. Wagner, USAF
This article presents a case study of five DoD information systems that were developed using Agile or development and operations (DevOps) practices.
Kramer, J. D., & Wagner, T. J. (2019). Developmental test and requirements: Best practices of successful information systems using agile methods. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 26(1), 128–150. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.19-819.26.02
Multiple Incentive Contracts Result in Increased Costs—Or Do They?
Robert J. Muretta, Jr.
This factor analysis compares incentive contract outcomes between the DoD and other government agencies and identifies any underlying factors. One factor identified that the frequency in which schedule incentives and penalties are utilized is agency-centric and increased use correlates to better schedule outcomes.
Muretta, R. J. (2019). Multiple incentive contracts result in increased costs—Or do they? Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 26(2), 152–166. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.18-814.26.02