Procurement Division Meeting

Procurement Division Logo Procurement
  • 7/10/2018
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
    1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Washington,  DC  20004
    Tel: (703) 247-2572
  • Theme : Section 809 Panel: Status and Recommendations
    Event Type : Committee-Division Meeting
    Event Code : 8PC4


Section 809 Panel

The quarterly Procurement Division Meeting will address the continuing work and initial recommendations 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 and sections 803(c) & 883 of the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018, 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.

The first report, issued in January, introduced the Dynamic Marketplace Framework - an approach for outcome-based rather than process-based acquisition.  The next report is due by June 30.  If implemented the recommendations of the panel are intended to have far-reaching consequences for procurement and acquisition actions.

Keynote Speaker

Dave DrabkinMr. David Drabkin
Drabkin and Associates, LLC

Chair of the Section 809 Panel



Section 809 Panel Discussion

The keynote presentation will be followed by a panel to take a deeper dive into the 809 recommendations.  

Moderator: Bill Walter, Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman


  • David Drabkin, Drabkin and Associates, LLC - Section 809 Panel Chair
  • Christopher Veith, Director, Acquisition Policy, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs Office, Boeing Company - Section 809 Panel Executive Director
  • Terry Albertson, Crowell and Mooring, LLP (invited)

This event is not open to media.

The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.