Department of Defense Other Transaction Authority Trends: A New R&D Funding Paradigm?

CSIS Briefs – December 8, 2020 As the DoD and congressional leadership have sought ways to maintain continued U.S. technological superiority against global competitors like China and Russia, OTA agreements have become an increasingly popular tool. Between FY 2015 and FY 2019, DoD OTA obligations increased from $0.7 billion to $7.4 billion, a 712 percent increase.