Inside the Pentagon - May 18, 2017

New acquisition advisory panel promises 'bold' reform recommendations

May 17, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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Leaders of a new federal advisory panel promised lawmakers Wednesday they will deliver "bold" recommendations to reform the Pentagon's acquisition system to spark greater innovation and interest from contractors who fear doing business with the government. The new panel, dubbed the "Section 809 Panel" after the subsection in the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which mandated its creation, presented the House Armed Services Committee an interim report framing the challenges and path ahead. "A process that features excessive...

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