Other Transaction (OT) Authority Metadata

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  • Main Title Other Transaction (OT) Authority


  • Author: Halchin, L. Elaine
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Government and Finance Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2008-11-25


  • English


  • Content Description: An "other transaction" (OT) is a special vehicle used by federal agencies for obtaining or advancing research and development (R&D) or prototypes. Generally, the reason for creating OT authority is that the government needs to obtain leading-edge R&D (and prototypes) from commercial sources, but some companies (and other entities) are unwilling or unable to comply with the government's procurement regulations. Evaluating OTs and the use of OT authority is a challenging undertaking. This report describes the issue of OT authority as it relates to Congressional policymaking and regulatory actions.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Research and development
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Science policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Public contracts
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Research and development contracts
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Government procurement


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RL34760
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL34760_2008Nov25
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc26297