The Section 809 Panel

The Section 809 Panel is a congressionally mandated panel tasked with streamlining the defense acquisition process. We believe bold recommendations are needed to create an agile and simple defense acquisition process that provides war fighters what they need, when they need it.

About Us

Press Releases

Section 809 Press Releases, Federal Register Announcements, and News Updates.


Commissioner Biographies

Our panel consists of 18 commissioners who are senior marketplace and government leaders. Many are available for speaking engagements and interviews. Photos are also available to download from this location.


For the Press

Our panel is a catalyst that restores agility and simplicity to defense acquisitions. We believe in being as open and transparent as possible. If you would a statement, comment, or to speak with a commissioner, please email Shel Johnson at


Past Press Coverage

We’ve been fortunate enough to be covered by many great industry reporters and magazines. To find a running list of Section 809 in the Press click or tap the link.

In The News

Bold Bites Podcast

The Section 809 Panel Podcast, “Bold Bites” is a monthly podcast that allows you to get to know our staff, commissioners, and research teams. Check it out, it’s neat.


If you would like to invite a panel commissioner to address your group, be a guest on your show, request an interview, or be provided media kit information (biographies, key messages, contact numbers), please email