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.
David Drabkin, chair of the Section 809 Panel, joined host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the panel’s progress and outline the group’s findings on commercial item contracting. November 20, 2018
Tom Sisti, vice president and chief legislative counsel at SAP joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the state of commercial item contracting, category management, and the latest in cyber and supply chain risk policy developments. October 9, 2018
Jason Workmaster, counsel at Covington LLP, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the Defense Department’s DFARS commercial item rule and what that means for contractors doing business with the agency, and he gives an update on recent Civil False Claims Act cases. September 25, 2018
Appeals court says the Army acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it decided to pay contractors to build a new intelligence IT system, rather than buying a commercially-available one.
Based on recommendations from the Section 809 Panel, the House has proposed the first major reforms in 25 years to DoD’s buying of commercial items. But the Senate wants more study.
How does DoD’s implementation of its commercial item rule affect both the department and contractors? Find out when Angela Styles, partner at Bracewell LLP, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. March 27, 2018
The GSA is holding a public meeting next week. Larry Allen told the Federal Drive what to expect.
The House Armed Services Committee is expected to release its first version of the 2018 Defense Authorization bill this week and in it many observers predict provisions to make it easier for the military to buy commercial items.
Besides restructuring and bifurcating the large front office that’s currently responsible for both acquisition and R&D, the bill adds several new authorities that build on last year’s trend of letting DoD sidestep the traditional acquisition system.