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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Other Transaction Agreements (OTA)

Managing Office: Led by the CWMD Consortium; Sponsored by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD); Managed by Advanced Technology International

Customers: JPEO-CBD and other DoD customers

Ceiling: $10 Billion


Period of Performance:

  • November 20, 2017 to November 20, 2027

  • Ten-year period of performance


Description:  The CWMD OTA provides rapid prototyping for technologies that enable or enhance the understanding of the CBRNE operational environment, threats, and vulnerabilities; control, defeat, disable, and/or dispose of WMD threats; safeguard the force while responding to natural and manmade disasters; and promote the cooperation, coordination, interoperability, and decision making between agencies, all levels of government, and with partner nations.  Technology areas include:

  • WMD consequence management and hazard mitigation

  • Threats and vulnerabilities awareness, counter-proliferation technologies, and capabilities

  • Arms control technologies

  • Chemical, Biological Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN)

  • Fundamental science, research and development, and experimentation of emerging technologies


CONUS and OCONUS integration and logistics support to provide system(s) maintenance, warehousing and spare parts, equipment push packages, agnostic integration and engineering, supply chain management, training, fielding, program management, administration, and reporting; quality; security and safety.

Order Types: OTA-based orders differ from FAR-based contracts in a number of ways. To learn more, visit the consortium’s website at

Small Business Considerations: The consortium is comprised of a mixture of traditional and non-traditional contractors, small businesses, for-profit and not-for-profit entities, and academia, representing the key players in the industry. 



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