Markets to Watch: Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs)

April 13, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Department of Defense has dramatically expanded its use of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to acquire cutting-edge technologies. OTA spending is up from $2.4 billion in FY 2017 to $17.8 billion in FY 2020 so an increase of over 600%. Why? Because OTAs allow the Pentagon to access innovative technologies quickly and efficiently from organizations that don’t typically contract with the DoD.

Join Bloomberg Government expert analysts Robert Levinson and Chris Cornillie for an insightful webinar on how contracting organizations can tap into this market – they’ll cover:

  • Projected spending trends and opportunities for OTA contracts
  • Uses and applications of Other Transactions within the consortium framework
  • How both traditional and nontraditional contractors can compete and win
  • How the government can benefit from working with OTA consortia



Chris Cornillie
IT Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Chris Cornillie is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Cornillie provides expert analysis on articifical intelligence, cloud, and IT modernization. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he specialized in cybersecurity and information technology at Gartner, a leading advisory and consulting firm, and at Atlantic Media and the Aspen Institute. Chris received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois. Follow me @ChrisCornillie

Robert Levinson
Senior Defense Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Robert Levinson is a Senior Defense Analyst with Bloomberg Government. He specializes in analyzing DOD spending trends, budget activity, and identifying the largest opportunities being released at the Pentagon. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force with more than 20 years of service. Levinson worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategic communications consultant. He has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master’s from the University of California, and is a Harvard Kennedy School for Senior Executives graduate. Follow him @levinsor