What is the Purpose of the Section 809 Panel?

The 18-person panel, created in section 809 of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and amended by section 863(d) of the NDAA for FY 2017, is tasked with finding ways to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process. The panel has 2 years to develop recommendations for changes in the regulation and associated statute to achieve those ends.

The panel is charged with making recommendations that will shape DoD's acquisition system into one that is bold, simple, and effective. Organizations or individuals interested in hosting panel commissioners for speaking engagements and/or interested in submitting a recommendation for our consideration, please visit the Contact Us page.

In order to cover every aspect needed to improve the defense acquisition process, the section 809 panel is broken up into teams that analyze specific topics. Each team has its own goal, and every team works cohesively to meet our end goal: streamline and enhance acquisition and procurement of defense equipment in the DoD.

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