MEMO from the OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE for ACQUISITION & SUSTAINMENT
SUBJECT: Change to the Delegation of Authority for Use of Other Transactions for Prototype Projects in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Reference: (a) Section 13006 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,(H.R.748 – CARES Act 116th Congress (2019-2020) (b) USD(A&S) Memorandum, “Authority for Use of Other Transactions forPrototype Projects Under 10 U.S.C. 2371b,” dated November 20, 2018
On April 5, 2020, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S) signed the attached memorandum identifying the temporary amendment to approval authority, as set forth in reference (a), for Components authorized to execute Other Transaction(OT) for Prototype Project agreements under 10 U.S.C. § 2371b, as designated in reference (b). See the attached USD(A&S) memorandum for the changes in delegation to the approval authority. These changes will remain in effect until the COVID-19 national emergency declaration is rescinded.