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.
Former Office of Management and Budget and Defense Department IT executives weighed in on why the frustrations over IT management boiled over in the Section 809 panel report.
Richard Beutel and Andrew Caron make the case for why Congress should expand rapid acquisition authorities to all agencies.
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 too difficult.