The Coalition for Government Procurement said the Section 809 Panel’s approach to the concept of “readily available” products and services to reform the federal acquisition process raises concerns for accountability and transparency.
Section 809 panel delivers 2,000 pages of proposed fixes to DoD acquisition, including a sweeping overhaul of how the Pentagon buys commercially-available goods and services.
Andrew Hunter of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joined Off the Shelf to discuss current trends in defense acquisition and the artificial intelligence ecosystem in national security.
Rep. Mac Thornberry’s (R-Texas) latest proposal for acquisition reform presses DoD to implement the initiatives Congress has already passed; borrows heavily from “809 panel” for new ones.
Henry Sienkiewicz, chief innovation & revenue officer at Secure Channels, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss cybersecurity, acquisition reform, and how his company can help your agency secure its data. December 12, 2017
How would DoD and industry be impacted by the House’s proposed 2018 National Defense Authorization Act? Find out this week, when Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. August 8, 2017
The Section 809 Panel, tasked by Congress to streamline defense acquisition, is giving its initial recommendations just one day before a major acquisition reform bill goes public.
In part two of a special report: Defense Acquisition at a Crossroads, Federal News Radio examines the challenges the Defense Department will face as it implements numerous Congressional acquisition reforms, many of which it didn’t ask for.
The Pentagon’s internal improvement plan, known as Better Buying Power, coincided with several consecutive years of declines in the rate of cost growth for the Pentagon’s major weapons systems, from more than 9 percent in 2011 to 3.5 percent in 2015, the lowest level since 1985.
The Defense Department appointed 18 members to yet another advisory committee to study the acquisition system. But this one has a much more specific task than the blue ribbon panels that have come in the decades before it.