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2016 NDAA Joint Explanatory Statement

We believe that the flexibility of the OTA authorities of section 2371 of title 10, United States Code, and the related and dependent
2371 of title 10, United States Code, and the related and dependent authorities of section 845 of the National Defense Authorization
authorities of section 845 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103–160) as modified and
Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103–160) as modified and codified in this provision, can make them attractive to firms and
codified in this provision, can make them attractive to firms and organizations that do not usually participate in government contracting due to the typical overhead burden and "one size fits all" rules.  We believe that expanded use of OTAs will support Depart-ment of Defense efforts to access new source of technical innovation, such as Silicon Valley startup companies and small commercial firms. (pages 700-701)

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