OTA C5 Consortium

On July 1, 2014, C5 signed its first Other Transaction Agreement with the Department of the Army through the U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey (ACC-NJ). Located at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, ACC-NJ is the recognized leader in the Department of Defense (DoD) for OTA administration.

The OTA and Acquisition Liaison Office of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), also at Picatinny, serves as C5’s Government sponsor. C5 signed and now operates under the terms of a new OTA with ACC-NJ, effective April 20, 2017. The new OTA is valid for ten (10) years with an estimated overall project award volume of $2 billion.

C5 offers a uniquely rapid, cost-effective and collaborative acquisition vehicle for companies, nonprofits and academic organizations seeking to do business with the Federal Government. As an alternative to the often complex Federal Acquisition Regulation, which may discourage non-traditional and small businesses from seeking to enter the Federal marketplace, C5 provides its members and eligible Federal agencies a flexible and user-friendly partnership path, linking buyers and sellers of innovation in the C4ISR space.

Sponsoring Agency


For use by

All USG agencies

Available Order Types

Task orders to be issued on a Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Reimbursement, Time and Materials (T&M), and Labor Hour (LH) basis.

The mission of the Consortium for Command, Control, and Communications in Cyberspace (C5) is to speed development of technologies to improve U.S. Government capabilities required to sustain U.S. military supremacy in weapon systems information technologies.

Technology Areas

  • Offensive and Defensive Cyberspace Operations
  • Situational Understanding
  • C4ISR and Targeting
  • System of Systems Architecture
  • Tactical and Strategic Networks
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Software and Hardware Technologies
  • Systems Integration
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Positioning, Navigation and Timing
  • Information Operations
  • Intelligence Analysis, Exploitation and Dissemination
  • Mobility
  • Autonomy
  • Sensors

Program Ceiling




Period of Performance

01 Apr 2017 – 01 Mar 2027
(including award term options)


Kimberly Blancuzzi
Contracting Officer
(973) 724-2200

Acquisition Liaison Office

U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)