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


December 1-3, 2020

Dear AMTC Members,

Modification to AMTC 21-01 Collaboration Event Update Nov. 24

sent on behalf of Christina Brantley, AMTC Program Manager and Eric Edwards, AMTC Executive Director…

After extensive consideration based on input from the Government, the deteriorating situation of the pandemic, and the safety of our presenters, we have decided to alter the format of the upcoming AMTC Collaboration Event. In order to comply with new Government guidance to prevent the spread of the virus, we will not be able to live-stream the presentations. To mitigate unnecessary risk, we will be transitioning all of the Government requirements Quad Charts to the Members Only sites for you to review at your convenience. Please use the Quad Charts and the draft requirements descriptions in BIDS to prepare for your one-on-one opportunities with the Government, which will occur as scheduled.

The New Member Introductions will not be presented, however the charts associated with each will also be posted on the Members Only sites for purposes of collaboration.

The Proposers’ Conference will be held as it normally is, approximately 1 week after the Request for Whitepapers is released.

While we are all disappointed by this necessary step, we still hope you will benefit from the collaborative opportunities resulting from the virtual poster sessions, the online Networking, the Community function of the event, and the Government and Industry-hosted One-on-Ones.

More specific guidance from ATI will be forthcoming shortly.

Best Regards, Christina and Eric

We are excited to announce that we will be offering free virtual poster sessions at the AMTC-21-01 Virtual Collaboration Event on December 1-3, 2020. Having a virtual poster is a great way to interact with attendees in an online environment. The virtual poster session will allow each member and DoD Organization the ability to have discussions using either a virtual platform of your choice or a text-based chat. Attendees will be able to view your PDF poster image and pre-recorded video URL for up to 90 days after the event.

Learn more and sign-up for a free poster session here.

For any questions, please contact

Virtual One-on-One Registration Information

Based on feedback from the last Collaboration Event, and in coordination with the Government Program Manager, Non-Traditional members will be afforded the opportunity to sign up for one-on-ones four days before the sign-ups are released to the full membership.  The session sign-ups will go live on November 12th at 11:00 AM ET for Non-Traditional Members and on November 16th at 11:00 AM ET for Traditional Members. We expect the sessions to fill up quickly. 

ACTION: In order to sign up for these sessions, you must register for a PIN. It is highly recommended that you register for a PIN in advance of the session release. 

PIN REGISTRATION (Detailed instructions are attached):

  1. Go to: 
  1. Click on Create PIN to generate your unique PIN for this event. (If you have registered before for another event, that login will not work. Each event has a separate registration process and PIN). 
  1. A pop-out will appear for you to complete your registration. Fill in all information and click “Sign Up”. Your PIN will be automatically assigned and appear in the sign up form. You will also receive a confirmation email, which will include your PIN. 

*Note: If you misplace your PIN, go to and click “ I Forgot My Pin” and follow the prompts. 

More details we be provided on how to attend the virtual sessions as we get closer to the event. Please email with any questions.

Additional Information - register by Wednesday, November 25th

Please join us for the virtual AMTC-21-01 Collaboration Event on December 1-3, 2020. The event agenda will include a program update, 21-01 requirements review, training, One-on-One opportunities, and virtual poster sessions. The event will be held entirely virtually via WebEx and is open to all AMTC members and US Government representatives. For registration, draft agenda, and more information, please visit the event website here.


Please be sure to register for the event no later than Wednesday, November 25th to ensure that you receive the WebEx meeting link. Once registered, you will have several virtual networking opportunities, including Zoom Breakout Rooms and the Community. Please take advantage of the Community by seeing who will be attending virtually. The community will allow you to connect with fellow attendees. Simply send them a message!


CMG would like to call your attention to an update following the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) Industry Day, which was hosted by the Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S). The Army has released the Industry Day Questions & Answers (Q&As) from the virtual event. Those Q&As are available in a announcement.

In preparation for the anticipated release of a Request for White Papers (RWP) in April, members can request access to the planned TITAN Bidder’s Library ahead of time. Please send your request to CMG with your organization’s name, CAGE code and POC information. (Please reference TITAN Bidder's Library in the subject line.) The POC information includes the name(s) and email(s) for all those requiring access. 

The TITAN Bidder’s Library is not currently available.  It will ONLY be available when the Army officially releases the RWP.