Inside the Pentagon - August 31, 2017

Section 809 panel takes aim at Pentagon's approach to small businesses

August 30, 2017 at 5:02 PM
A panel tasked with streamlining the defense acquisition system is considering recommendations to improve how the Pentagon deals with small businesses, including a proposal to triple the amount of research funding federal agencies must reserve for such companies. The "Section 809 Panel" received draft recommendations on small businesses during its Aug. 22 meeting. The recommendations were presented by Dave Drabkin, a commissioner on the panel leading a team examining barriers to entry across the Defense Department marketplace. Drabkin, a former...

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