Hunter discusses the bounce back in contracting spending over the last two years and the current progress around acquisition reform. At the center of his analysis is the view that the defense acquisition system sits at an inflection point, seeking to support the industrial while focusing on increasing the speed and flexibility across the defense acquisition platform.
Among other key areas of discussion, Hunter outlines significant changes (decreases) in the rate of effective competition and the continuing efforts to engage leading edge technology firms. He also discusses the importance of an artificial intelligence ecosystem to national security.
A Section 809 Panel progress report from the chairman