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ACT-IAC Submits Recommendations on Defense Acquisition Reform

The Department of Defense spends nearly $300 billion annually acquiring systems, goods, and services in support of the nation’s defense. A successful acquisition system is critical to providing warfighting and defense capability.  Section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114–92), as amended by Section 863(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328), established an independent Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations—the Section 809 Panel.

This document provides recommendations to the 809 Commission and is in response to a request by the Commission to provide suggestions regarding specific regulations that should be modified or deleted. The Commission asked for detail on the regulations to be modified, the actual proposed modifications and the justification.  This document also pulls together and summarizes key recommendations put forward by ACT-IAC in its prior submissions to the Commission.  This is the fourth submission by ACT-IAC to the commission.



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