NGA Office of Ventures and Innovation OTA
Driving Innovative and Transformational Change
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) awarded a new Other Transaction Authority (OTA) prototype agreement to SOSSEC, Inc., a Massachusetts-based company with offices in Atkinson, NH, Stroudsburg, PA and Johnstown, PA.
The sole purpose of SOSSEC, Inc. is to represent the SOSSEC Consortium for contracting purposes and to negotiate, enter into, and administer contracts for and with the Consortium members. SOSSEC will be working with NGA’s Office of Ventures and Innovation using the OTA as one means to drive innovative and transformational change into the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) and Allied System for Geospatial-Intelligence (ASG) environments. The agreement has a $30M ceiling for multiple prototype project awards and represents SOSSEC’s sixth such agreement since 2007.
Prototypes funded through this OTA shall be directly relevant to enhancing the mission effectiveness of military personnel and the supporting platforms, systems, components, or materials to be acquired or developed by the Department of Defense (DoD), or to improve the platforms, systems, components, or materials in use by the armed forces.
In support of national security, the program shall serve as a vehicle for attracting new technologies and accelerating the research and development (R&D) cycle of basic and advanced prototypes that support resolution of NSG/ASG hard intelligence problems. Specifically, this program shall allow NGA and the SOSSEC Consortium to execute and coordinate efforts to plan, research, develop and utilize prototype efforts designed to allow NGA to acquire and/or use those technologies and business processes in the agency for evaluation and demonstration. The goal is to determine the value of each prototype application in solving hard intelligence problems.
We have developed a customized process for navigating the steps toward receiving an Project Award under this OT, and it is specific to the NGA OVI OT. The Project Proposal 10-Step Process is available here: SOSSEC - Project Proposal 10-Step Process (NGA OVI) [link to come]