Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5) (Prime)

C5 is a consortium composed of leading companies and institutions in the C4ISR and cyber technology sectors.

C5 accelerates the development of new capabilities to the Warfighter through the use of Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs). C5 gives members an innovative and commonsense acquisition mechanism for development of new technologies and products to meet emerging government customer requirements by providing innovative solutions.

C5 OTA Benefits:

  • Broadens the technology base by reaching innovators not readily available to the DoD
  • Converts “Government contracting” to commercial practices
  • Rapid acquisition – Projects under $100M can be competitively awarded quickly
  • Seamless transition from prototype directly into production
  • Open to large and small businesses
  • Flexibility in treatment of Intellectual Property
  • Platform for public/private collaboration
  • Project awards cannot be protested

Technical Focus Areas:

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

Contract Contact
Michael Brandischok
Program Manager