There are many benefits to using an OTA, primarily in decreased acquisition time and cost. There are other notable benefits, making the OTA a unique and desirable tool for program and contract managers alike, including:

  • An OTA is not a contract, grant or cooperative agreement. As a result, OTA Initiatives are not subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or its supplements.
  • Federal funding generally can be obligated more quickly, and Initiatives are awarded in less time than typical FAR-based contracts.
  • The Government may collaborate with contractors in tailoring the terms to the Initiative and the needs of the performing member(s), achieving the best approach to fulfilling the Government’s technology needs.
  • Government rights to intellectual property are negotiable on an Initiative-by-Initiative basis.
  • OTA Initiatives are awarded on a Firm Fixed Price basis.
  • Payments are made based on measurable milestone achievements.
  • Competition is required only to the maximum extent practicable.
  • Awards are not subject to protest.

UAH is a member of three Consortium with OTAs.  Please note all communications to establish an award under either OTA to UAH, must start with the Federal Sponsoring Agency and the Consortium (CEED, C5, and/or VLC).

If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Greene, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at


New OTA with Cornerstone

We are extremely pleased to announce the launching of our new Cornerstone website

All currently listed opportunities can be found at Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment (IBAS)  at the bottom of the page

Cornerstone OTA Agreement

CS-20-1102 Statement of Work (SOW)

Representation and Certification (revised 2020/09/09) 


Dear VLC Members,

We have concluded the election process for the VLC Board of Directors holding Category A Seats.  These are two year positions to be held until December 2021.

The following have been elected by majority vote to represent the member classes for 2020-2021:


Supplier   Tom Von Eschenbach, Collins Aerospace
Engine Jerry Wheeler; ATEC
Other Defense Contractor run-off election open until 12/18/2019
Academic/Nonprofit Inder Chopra, University of Maryland

The remaining Category A seats are appointed: 

Large OEM (2) Keith Flail, Bell TextronEric Streich, The Boeing Company
Large Traditional Defense Contractor (1) Mike Riley, Raytheon


The elected board members (above) will be joined by the continuing Category B Board members listed below who serve until December 2020:

Academic: Marilyn Smith, Georgia Tech
AHS: Michael Hirschberg, AHS
Large OEM: Nick Lappos, Sikorsky
Large Contractor: James Conroy, Northrop Grumman
Supplier: Michael Thome, SAIC
Small VTOL: John Piasecki, Piasecki Aircraft

John Stough, JHNA

We are fortunate to include this outstanding group in our leadership!

Best regards, 

Gerry Graves
VLC Consortium Administrative Organization
315 Sigma Drive
Summerville SC 29486
Vertical Lift Consortium


Dear AMTC Members, 

Please visit the NAC Members Only or VLC Members Only site to view the April 28, 2021 AMTC Proposers’ Conference slides, attendance list, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


As a reminder, the AMTC-21-02 submission deadline is Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:00 PM Eastern via the AMTC BIDS website (

If you have any questions contact:

Kate Sheets

Contracts Manager, CFCM

Advanced Technology International

315 Sigma Drive
Summerville, SC 29486
P. 843.760.3225

Dear AMTC Members,

Please join us for the AMTC-21-03 Collaboration Event on July 27-29, 2021 in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. The collaboration event agenda will include a program update, 21-03 requirements review, training, one-on-one opportunities, and exhibit space. The event will be open to all AMTC members and US. Government representatives. Registration and additional logistical information will be provided soon.
For any questions, please contact
Eric Edwards
AMTC Executive Director

Registration is Now Open

Registration for the AMTC-21-03 Collaboration Event on July 27-29, 2021 in the North Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL is now open. The collaboration event agenda will include keynote speakers Mr. Jeffrey Langhout, DEVCOM Aviation and Missile Center Director and Mr. Joseph Giunta, Senior Contracting Official, Redstone Arsenal. In addition, there will be 21-03 requirements presentations, a Proposers’ Conference, one-on-one opportunities, New Member introductions, and free exhibit booths. For those attending virtually, the event will be held via WebEx and is open to all AMTC members and US Government representatives who will not be able to attend in-person. For event, exhibitor, and new member introduction registration, draft agenda, and more information, please visit the event website.