Section 809 Chairman Dave Drabkin shared several recommendations for the Defense Department acquisition process that can be implemented immediately, without Congressional approval.
Brent Calhoon, a partner in Baker Tilly’s government contractor advisory services practice, makes the case for why DoD shouldn’t wait for Congress to act on the Section 809 panel recommendations.
Fitzgerald, director of the Government Contractor Advisor Services Group at Baker Tilly, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss DoD pricing provisions and their impact.
Charlie E. Williams, Jr. and Nick Tsiopanas, members of the Section 809 panel, explain why their recommendations will benefit both DoD and small firms.
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) wants DoD to pick up the pace on implementing laws.
Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss some of the big issues facing small contractors, including the impact of “best in class” contracts and the Section 809 Panel recommendation on set-asides.
Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf for a wide ranging interview on the top procurement issues, including category management, contract duplication, eCommerce and the Section 809 Panel report.
Air Force Lt. Col. Sam Kidd, general counsel and a professional staff member of the Section 809 panel, said buying commercial products and services has become too cumbersome and slow for the Pentagon.
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.
Tom Sisti, vice president and chief legislative counsel for SAP, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the state of commercial item contracting and the e-commerce implementation of Section 846 of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act.