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Section 809 Panel Recommendations: Where do we go from here?

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K ST NW Suite 400
Washington DC,

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:00am - 11:00am

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 governmentwide. 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 will provide 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.

Audience participation will be encouraged, and attendees may wish to familiarize themselves with the panel's work in advance by reviewing the Roadmap.

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