Section 809 Panel: Reports, Recommendations & Resource Library Collection home page

US Congress created the Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (the Section 809 Panel) in the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to provide recommendations that would better position the defense acquisition system to meet the continuously evolving threats posed by the nation’s near-peer competitors and non-state actors. Over two and a half years, the panel provided 98 recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Defense to change existing laws, regulations, and policies; to modernize the defense acquisition system for the 21st century; and to enable DoD to more consistently buy what it needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. These recommendations are not limited to “little-A” acquisition, but instead evaluate all three interconnected processes of “big-A” acquisition: budget, requirements, and procurement. All of these recommendations were informed by detailed research into current policies, directives, instructions, laws, and regulations; reports from government organizations, non-profits, and journalists; and hundreds of interviews with key stakeholders. The panel completed its mission as mandated by Congress on July 15, 2019. The documents in this collection contain the panel’s final reports (also archived at DTIC). It also contains hundreds of primary documents that informed the panel’s final recommendations as well as legislative resources, including decades of past NDAAs and other acquisition-related laws.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 774
Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2015-03-01Budget Execution: Processes and FlexibilityUnder Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
2007-07-13Federal Prison IndustriesNathan James
2011-06-30Competition in Federal Contracting: An Overview of the Legal RequirementsKate M. Manuel
2009-05-14Defense Production Act: Purpose and ScopeDaniel H. Else
2018-04-01Bill Language for H.R. 5515, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019Subcommittee on Military Personnel, United States House of Representatives
2016-12-19Fact Sheet: Selected Highlights of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909, S. 2943)Lynn M. Williams; Pat Towell
2017-10-05U.S. Department of Defense Procurement Update: The Buy American Act and BeyondJeff Grover
2018-04-01Bill Language for H.R. 5515, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, United States House of Representatives
2015-12-18Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016United States Congress
2017-11-17External Peer Review on the Defense Contract Audit Agency System Review ReportDepartment of Defense Inspector General
2018-11-27Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1961-FY2019Nese F. DeBruyne; Barbara Salazar Torreon
2005-08-11Ronald D. Sugar Addressed the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Ronald D. Sugar
2018-01-19Government Contract Bid Protests In Brief: Analysis of Legal Processes and Recent DevelopmentsDavid H. Carpenter; Moshe Schwartz
2018-02-21The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process ReformMegan S. Lynch; James V. Saturno
2018-01-19Acquisition Reform in the FY2016-FY2018 National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAAs)Moshe Schwartz; Heidi M. Peters
2016-11-01When and When Not to Accelerate AcquisitionsFrank Kendall
2017-08-21Select Acquisition Reform Provisions in the House and Senate Versions of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization ActRussell Rumbaugh
2017-08-08Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for CongressRonald O'Rourke; Moshe Schwartz
2017-08-18DOD Plan to Split Acquisition DutiesRussell Rumbaugh
2017-11-26Defense Spending Under an Interim Continuing Resolution: In BriefLynn M. Williams; Jennifer M. Roscoe
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 774