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IBAS PROGRAM

IBAS PROGRAM

The IBAS office directs investment by identifying strategy/focus areas, obtaining resources, and overseeing execution of projects, aiming to ameliorate industrial base and manufacturing issues and strengthen the defense industrial base. All projects are evaluated for industrial base risk using a framework of risk assessment methodologies and tools, such as fragility and criticality risk criteria, to develop feasible and effective course of actions. Key areas of IBAS investment include:
  • Advancing and sustaining both traditional and emerging defense manufacturing sectors 
  • Preserving critical and unique manufacturing and design skills 
  • Supporting and expanding reliable sources
  • Identifying and mitigating supply chain vulnerabilities, including cyber, manufacturing, and trade skills vulnerabilities



CORNERSTONE

CORNERSTONE

Cornerstone OTA is a government-run, integrated contract vehicle used to create dynamic relationships across the defense industrial base using the IBAS authorities. The Cornerstone OTA authority originates from 10 U.S. Code 2371b - Authority of the DoD to carry out prototype projects. Cornerstone will focus on “prototype” projects, capabilities, and capacities in support of a range of defense industrial base requirements.
CORNERSTONE BENEFITS:

  • No cost to join
  • No definitive expiration date
  • Flexible mechanism for public-private collaboration
  • No overall funding ceiling and local signature level authority <$100M
  • Awarded tasks are tailor negotiated
  • Single common Consortium Management Agreement (CMA) for all members (Common IP, Data Sharing and Management Agreement)
For more information and to see the 18 topical sectors covered by the OTA, visit here.