No one has said federal procurement is simple. But it’s way more complicated than it has to be. The Section 809 Panel looked closer at Defense procurement and found that the word “subcontractor” has around 27 different definitions. The rules make fine distinctions between commercial and commercial-off-the-shelf. The Panel has proposed numerous reforms. Joseph Petrillo, procurement attorney with Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Teminto discuss the reforms he believes will be most beneficial.