OTs offer a vehicle for innovative companies with leading-edge solutions to partner with the government to solve the challenges of the US government. The lengthy process of getting on a contract with the government is shortened. The vast majority of terms and conditions are completely negotiable to truly protect the best interest of all parties, including the contractor, based on the type, kind and scope of each OT arrangement. Rigorous cost accounting standards are not applicable and data rights can all be negotiated. Companies can join one or more consortium depending on their technologies or they can contract directly with a department of agency that has been given OT authority. Resulting agreements can have many types of financial arrangements ad advance funding is not prohibited.