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.
Eric Crusius, a partner with Holland & Knight law firm, details why the Section 809 panel shouldn’t tinker too much with bid protest rules.
The Section 809 Panel asked contractors and contracting officers what bugged them the most about long-lasting regulations.
Federal procurement is more complicated than it has to be. Joseph Petrillo tells Federal Drive which procurement reforms would be most beneficial.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office says the Treasury Department will run out of funds by late March unless it’s raised.
First volume of three expected reports from the “Section 809” panel seeks changes in areas ranging from business IT to contract oversight and commercial buying.
For more than a year, the Section 809 panel, named for a line in an earlier authorization bill, has been examining ways to improve it.