Section 809 Panel Thanks Volunteer Organizations

July 10, 2017 - Contact: shayne.martin@dau.mil

The Section 809 Panel’s mission is to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process. In support of this effort, the panel is authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 3161) to accept volunteer services. Organizations providing such services include CACI, and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) team. In addition, Covington & Burling LLP, is Outside General Counsel to the panel providing intermittent legal services and the benefit of decades of procurement law experience to the panel.

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Cost Accounting Standards Team: Request For Research Input

June 15, 2017 - Contact: shayne.martin@dau.mil

The Section 809 Panel, established by section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2016, as amended by section 863(d) of the FY 2017 NDAA, is tasked with finding ways to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process.

The panel established Team 9 to review the Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) administrative and accounting requirements in the context of significant changes in what is being acquired, contracting methods, acquisition methods, and contractor operations...

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Federal Register Announcement Section 809 Government Advisory Panel Establishment

September 6, 2016 - Contact: shayne.martin@dau.mil

Last week, the Defense Department appointed 18 members to yet another advisory committee to study the acquisition system. But this one has a much more specific (and arguably more difficult) task than the blue ribbon panels that have come in the decades before it. They’ll study every acquisition regulation ever written that still applies to DoD and its contractors, determine where it came from, and decide whether it still makes any sense.

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