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Section 809 Panel

Post Date: September 10, 2019

The Section 809 Panel was created in the FY2016 NDAA and charged with analyzing the acquisition regulations and statutes applicable to DoD and making recommendations to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process. Although the panel’s mission was DoD-centric, many of its recommendations are applicable government-wide. The panel published four reports that contain a total of 98 recommendations to put the defense acquisition system on a war footing. These concepts include both evolutionary and revolutionary recommendations to better leverage innovation in the dynamic marketplace and get capabilities to warfighters faster.

809 Panel Chair David Drabkin and Commissioners Elliott Branch, Al Burman, and Joe Dyer provided an overview of the 809 Panel and its recommendations, followed by a panel discussion of what DoD can do now (evolutionary recommendations), how these recommendations might be adopted by other agencies, and how the Congress can be engaged and motivated to adopt the more sweeping, revolutionary recommendations.

More information can be found on the panel's website here Roadmap.