David Drabkin

Is competition in federal contracting dead?

David Drabkin, chairman of the Section 809 Panel and a former federal acquisition executive at GSA and DoD, details why the federal procurement process…

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Section 809 panel’s final report prescribes ‘revolutionary’ changes to DoD buying

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Section 809 panel chairman says fundamental reorganization needed for DoD acquisition

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DoD/Staff Sgt. Pete Thibodeau, U.S. Marine CorpsU.S. Army special operations forces walk to a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to conduct a high-altitude, low-opening jump with Philippine and Australian special operations forces May 7, 2014, during Balikatan 2014 at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines. Balikatan is an annual bilateral training exercise designed to increase interoperability between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the U.S. military when responding to future natural disasters.

Reform panel on track to cut DoD-specific acquisition regs by half

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Latest effort to reform DoD acquisition borrows heavily from expert panel’s recommendations

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Defense Secretary James Mattis

With most senior positions still vacant, Pentagon must tell Congress how it plans to restructure itself

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