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Section 809 panel recommends DOD ditch commercial buying processes for 'readily available' procedures

January 15, 2019 at 11:51 AM
The Section 809 panel has concluded its review of potential defense acquisition reforms, recommending in its final report that the Pentagon replace its commercial buying processes with simplified procedures for purchasing "readily available" products on the marketplace, in part by ditching requests for proposals. The panel, named for the section in the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that created it, today issued its third and final volume on streamlining the defense acquisition system. The 600-page report contains dozens...

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