Defense Department/Federal News NetworkDave Drabkin, Section 809 panel chairman

Section 809 chairman shares quick fixes for defense acquisition, no Congress needed

Section 809 Chairman Dave Drabkin shared several recommendations for the Defense Department acquisition process that can be implemented immediately, without…

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809 Panel recommendation will bring more innovative small businesses to DoD

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Thornberry considering punishing DoD for moving too slowly on new laws

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Section 809: Will accountability and transparency be the price of reform?

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IT modernization, rapid procurement is a national security imperative

Richard Beutel and Andrew Caron make the case for why Congress should expand rapid acquisition authorities to all agencies.

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Paul Brubaker, a former Hill staff member who helped write the Clinger-Cohen Act, a former DoD deputy CIO and now is president and CEO of the Alliance for Transportation Innovation.

Don’t exempt DoD from the Clinger-Cohen Act, modernize federal IT management instead

Former federal IT executives say the 1996 law is not the problem, but it’s the processes that grew up around the Clinger-Cohen Act are making IT acquisition…

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Readily available multiple award schedule program

The Coalition for Government Procurement highlights provisions in the Multiple Award Schedules program for federal customers that provide a readily available, streamlined process mirroring the commercial market through its thousands of contracts that provide tens-of-millions of items.

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