3 Important Facts Academia, Government and Industry Need to Know About OTA's (an OTA Roundtable Discussion)



  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Registration and Check-in
  • 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM - OTA Roundtable Discussion
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - OTA Roundtable Social 

Registration includes participation in roundtable discussion, appetizers and first round during social.


No refunds or substitutions after Monday, July 9, 2018.

Speaker and Presenter Information

About our OTA Thought-Leaders:
Anne Laurent is a leading analyst and award-winning editor and commentator on federal management for more than 30 years. Her extensive career includes serving as director of analysts in aerospace, defense, information technology and federal business intelligence for Bloomberg Government; Director of the CGI Federal Institute for Collaborative Government; Executive Editor of Government Executive magazine and Senior Editor of Federal News.

Anne is a well-known and respected writer and speaker, who has specialized in examining and explaining acquisition and technology issues for federal leaders and managers. She has surfed the tides of decades of acquisition reform and is a founding member of the Acquisition of the Future movement. Anne also is on the leadership team of the Acquisition Transformation Project of the ACT-IAC Acquisition Community of Interest.


Benjamin McMartin is a member of the Michigan State Bar since 2008. He holds a B.A. in History from Oakland University, and a J.D. from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law. Mr. McMartin currently serves as Chief of the Acquisition Management Office for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, Michigan, responsible for management of two consortium-model Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs):


The Detroit Arsenal Automotive OTA (DA2-OTA) (7 years / $700M); and the Ground Vehicle Systems OTA (GVS-OTA) (5 years / $2B), with technical focus areas in automotive, autonomy, mobility, ground combat systems, and related technologies.


Mr. McMartin is a former Contracting and Grants/Agreements Officer, responsible for planning, solicitation, evaluation, award, and administration of contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and other transaction agreements at the Army Contracting Command – Warren (ACC-WRN). Prior to entering Federal service, Mr. McMartin practiced law in the areas of commercial transactions and litigation.

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Army, DOD & Military

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Mon, Jul 16, 2018, 3:00pm - 6:30pm

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