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An “Other Transaction Agreement” or “Other Transaction Authority” (OTA) is a streamlined purchasing vehicle that brings innovative research findings and state-of-the-art prototypes from industry to the Federal Government. OT-based collaborations are not subject to some of the regulations that apply to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-based acquisitions. OTAs enable fast acquisition of critically needed technologies in areas as diverse as shipbuilding, armaments, satellites, medical devices, and electromagnetic spectrum technologies.
An application with all necessary documentation can be processed in as little as 1-2 business days. Approval of non-US organizations may take longer.
If you have questions, please contact us at RISE@ati.org.
Currently, there is no cost to join.
To learn more about RISE consortium membership, click here.
The RISE Consortium is focused on the three pillars of installation energy resilience, climate resilience, and operational energy resilience. Technologies may include, but are not limited to:
- Energy Resilience Technologies: Microgrids; Energy Storage; Resilient Renewable Energy; Next-generation Backup Generation; Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing; Cyber-Physical Systems Security
- Climate Resilience Technologies: Advanced Climate Modeling; Efficient HVAC and Climate Control; Flood Protection; Stormwater Management; Climate-resilient Infrastructure; Natural Infrastructure Assets
- Operational Energy Resilience Technologies: Autonomous Systems Power; Advanced Tactical Mobility; Electrification of the Tactical Edge; Noise and Heat Signature Reduction; Expeditionary Energy; Forward Power; Sustainable Aviation Fuels
If you have questions about RISE, or you want to find out how you can get involved, drop us an email to RISE@ati.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.