The Section 809 Panel is tasked with finding ways to streamline and improve defense acquisition.

Are you a member of the defense acquisition workforce?

Register to attend our Workforce Town Hall at Defence Acquisition University on the 25th of January in person or via WebEx.


The Section 809 Panel was invited to the House Armed Services Committee in May 2017 to present our initial findings on improving the defense acquisition system.

"Initial Findings of the Section 809 Panel: Setting the Path for Streamlining and Improving Defense Acquisition"

Interim Report

Supplemental Report

The next report will be released January 30, 2018.

Meeting Information

The next Section 809 Panel meeting is January 23 - 24, 2018.

AGENDA - Coming Soon!


A stakeholder meeting is scheduled for January 11, 2018 at our Rosslyn location. If you would like to attend, please sign up here.



The December Bold Bites Podcast is now available! Check out what Commissioner Charlie E. Williams Jr. has to say about audit and compliance in the DoD acquisition system. Get to know Mr. Williams more outside of the Section 809 Panel, too. He enjoys Caribbean cruises!


Section 809

Read about the Section 809 Panel including our updated Statutory Charter: Section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92), as amended. (Amended by sec. 863(d) of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2017 (P. L. 114-328) and secs. 803(c) & 883 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018 (P. L. 115-91)).

Join the Section 809 Panel on Twitter and LinkedIn!

Interested in our Daily Media Clips? Head to our In the News page to read more.

Meeting Schedule 


Section 809 Full-Panel Meetings

January 23-24, 2018 – SAIC (Rosslyn)

February 20-21, 2018 – Boeing (Crystal City)

March 20-21, 2018 – Lockheed Martin (Crystal City)

April 17-18, 2018 – TBD

May 22-23, 2018 – TBD

June 19-20, 2018 – TBD

July 17-18, 2018 – TBD

August 14-15, 2018 – TBD

September 11-12, 2018 – TBD

October 16-17, 2018 – TBD

November 13-14, 2018 – TBD

December 11-12, 2018 – TBD

Section 809 Stakeholder Meetings

January 11, 2018


Section 809 Panel News