Other Transaction Agreements

SRC, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit corporation (under Section 402 of New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law) formed exclusively for charitable and scientific purposes, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code including, without limitation, scientific research for the United States or any of its agencies or instrumentalities or any state or political subdivision thereof, and scientific research directed towards benefiting the public.

The 2018 NDAA amended Section 2371b(d)(1)(A) of title 10, United States Code to include nonprofit research organizations to the criteria to be met under significant participation. As a result, SRC inherently satisfies the requirement for a “nonprofit research institution participating to a significant extent in the prototype project.”

Consortium Supporting Organization Scope

Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC)

Army AMRDEC and ACC-Redstone

AMTC identifies critical aviation and missile system challenges and develops prototype technologies to enhance warfighter lethality, survivability, and combat effectiveness.

Border Security Technology Consortium (BSTC)


The Border Security Technology Consortium (BSTC) supports the CBP and other potential customers within DHS in providing collaborative R&D and rapid prototyping/piloting capabilities germane to the border security domain. The desired objective is for the BSTC to provide a “one stop” source for capabilities across the border security technology spectrum, including: Surveillance and monitoring; Identification and assessment; Targeting and intelligence; Communications and information management;; Apprehension/detention/seizure/removal; and other border security related capabilities.

Consortium for Command, Control, and Communication in Cyberspace (C5)


Provides solutions for innovative technologies in Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations, Situational Understanding, C4ISR and Targeting, System-of-Systems Architecture Tactical and Strategic Networks, Enterprise Systems, Software and Hardware Technologies, Artificial Intelligence Forensics, Analytics, Systems Integration, Electronic Warfare, Positioning, Navigation and Timing, Information Operations, Intelligence Analysis, Exploitations and Disseminations, Mobility and Autonomy, Sensors, Modeling and Simulation, Training, Enabling Technologies



The Cornerstone OTA was launched to meet the needs addressed in the National Defense Strategy 2018 (NDS 2018). The NDS 2018 defined a Defense Objective of "Establishing an unmatched twenty-first century National Security Innovation Base that effectively supports Department operations and sustains security and solvency." In order for the Department to mitigate this effect, and ensure readiness, resiliency, and therefore a healthy National Security Innovation Base, the Department relies on the IBAS Program and our ability to more effectively partner with industry.

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD)


Facilitates rapid prototyping to counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) threats and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The prototyping requirements include any technologies that enable or enhance the understanding of the CBRNE operational environment, threats, and vulnerabilities; control, defeat, disable, and/or dispose of WMD threats; safeguard the force while responding to natural and manmade disasters; and promote the cooperation, coordination, interoperability, and decision making between agencies, all levels of government, and with partner nations.

Strategic & Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP)


The Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) has established an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to engage industry and academia to develop and mature technologies in the field of Information Warfare that enhance Navy and Marine Corps mission effectiveness.

Marine Corps Systems Commands (MCSC)

Product Manager, Soldier Maneuver Sensors (PM SMS)

Marine Corps Systems Command’s (MCSC) OTA is a five-year, renewable agreement and has no ceiling. PM SMS is responsible for developing and equipping the Soldier with body-mounted, head-worn, and weapon system sensors and lasers to enhance battlefield domination through improved lethality, mobility, and survivability in all weather and visibility conditions.

National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC)


Provides the Government with ready, quality access to the broadest population of U.S. ground vehicle system (GVS), sub-system, and component technology developers and providers in a competitive environment; to work in partnership with the Government to implement and refine business processes and tools to streamline individual project contract administration; and to expedite the innovation, development, and production of new GVS capabilities for U.S. warfighters

National Armaments Consortium (NAC)


Provides research and development initiatives in the areas including, but not limited to the armament technologies of: Protection and Survivability, Demilitarization, Ammunition, Weapon Systems, Energetic Materials, Warheads/Lethal Mechanisms, Fuzes & Sensors, Enabling Technology, Joint Insensitive Munitions, and Rockets, Missiles and Bombs

National Spectrum Consortium (NSC)

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Emerging Capabilities and Prototyping (ODASD) – ACC-NJ

Provides research and development into spectrum access technologies to enable improved cognizance of spectrum activity, protection of US activity in the electromagnetic spectrum domain, and the ability to relocate and/or share spectrum anytime, anywhere access is needed

Naval Aviation Systems Consortium (NASC)

NAVY, Navair, NAWCs

The Naval Aviation Systems Consortium (NASC) has been formed to support the technology needs of the Naval Air Warfare Centers (NAWCs) and the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) through the use of Other Transaction (OT) Authority. NASC is being built as an agile, collaborative and enduring enterprise with world–class capabilities that will provide the Navy with broad reach, robust competition and a comprehensive range of technology solutions.

Naval Surface Technology & Innovation Consortium (NSTIC)


The Naval Surface Technology & Innovation Consortium (NSTIC) supports naval surface technology innovation through a consortium that researches, develops, tests, and integrates complex naval warfare systems across a broad range of technology areas and disciplines.

Strategic and Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS)

NAVY Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane

S2MARTS is the DoD’s premier rapid OT contracting vehicle for flexible acquisition in trusted microelectronics, strategic & spectrum mission, and other critical mission areas.

System of Systems Consortium (SOSSEC/SCEC)


SOSSEC - Facilitates research and development activities to support areas of military and related activities initiatives including state-of-the-art technology, scientific, and engineering skills that are needed to develop and transition new technologies into applicable systems

SCEC – Facilitates technology demonstrations and prototype projects in sensors, communications and electronics sciences and other related fields to enhance the mission effectiveness of military personnel and the supporting platforms, systems, components, or materials proposed by the DoD

The Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX)

DoD: Modeling, Simulation, & Training

The Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) expedites development, demonstration, and delivery of prototypes to increase Warfighter readiness. With a focus on modeling, simulation, and training, TReX provides the United States Government with an agile mechanism to iterate and refine critical technologies to keep pace with ongoing and emerging challenges.

Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC)

U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)

The Government, in conjunction with VLC, performs a coordinated research and development program designed to develop prototype aviation technologies.