Today’s conflicts unfold across borders at lightning speed. Technological superiority over near-peer competitors hinges on rapid Department of Defense (DOD) innovation in cybersecurity, networking, and data analytics—in partnership with allies and other trusted stakeholders. DOD’s Mission Partner Environment (MPE) initiative aims to stand up technical and operational capabilities to make federated mission networking a reality.
International collaboration is a pressing need. Yet contracting barriers too often stall progress.
Other transaction authorities/agreements (OTA)—a flexible contracting approach used to spur greater collaboration between industry and government—offer a path to accelerate progress toward implementation of mission-critical MPE technologies.