What are the goals of Section 809 Panel?

The goals of the Section 809 Panel, as outlined in the National Defense Authorization Act, include the following:

  • Review the acquisition regulations applicable to DoD with a view toward streamlining and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the defense acquisition process and maintaining defense technology advantage.
  • Establish and administer appropriate buyer and seller relationships in the procurement system.
  • Improve the functioning of the acquisition system.
  • Ensure the continuing financial and ethical integrity of defense procurement programs.
  • Protect the best interests of DoD.
  • Eliminate any regulations that are unnecessary for the purposes described.

How was the Section 809 Panel Formed?

The Section 809 Panel was created in Section 809 of the FY 2016 NDAA legislation. If you would like to learn more about Section 809, go to p. 164 in the FY 2016 NDAA legislation.

After the initial legislation was approved Congress passed two amendments:

Section 809 of the FY 2016 NDAA (Public Law 114-92), was amended by Section 863(d) of the FY 2017 NDAA (Public Law 114-328).

Section 809 of the FY 2016 NDAA (Public Law 114-92), was amended by Sections 803(c) & 883 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018 (P. L. 115-91).