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.
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.
Federal News Network details five of the Section 809 panel’s third and final set of recommendations that readers should pay close attention to over the next year.
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
A congressional advisory panel says lawmakers have provided numerous ways for DoD to speed up its hiring of acquisition professionals. In fact, they may be too numerous.
If the Defense Department wants faster and better ways to do acquisition, it's got to do more than change a few rules.
In the second of three volumes laying out fixes for DoD's acquisition system, the Section 809 panel says a "program-centric" approach leads to sluggish decisions.
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.
The federal government remains on a hot streak in meeting its small business contracting goals.
In biweekly meetings, DoD contracting experts are chewing through every page of the Pentagon's procurement rules. They expect to eliminate about half.
Rep. Mac Thornberry's (R-Texas) latest proposal for acquisition reform presses DoD to implement the initiatives Congress has already passed; borrows heavily from "809 panel" for new ones.