Section 809 Panel & Impediments to DoD Contracting

Group shot of Mark Amtower and Dee Lee
Mark Amtower & Dee Lee

This week on Amtower Off Center, host Mark Amtower interviewed Dee Lee, chair of the Section 809 Panel which is responsible for reviewing all Defense Department procurement and contracting procedures.  Lee is also the former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Topics include:

  • traditional “industrial base” vs today’s dynamic defense marketplace
  • antiquated patchwork contracting system vs current and emerging DoD/uniformed services needs
  • “50 Worst” challenge – asking 1102s and others to share their biggest impediments in government contracting. Submit your suggestion at



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