Section 809 of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act established the Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (809 Panel) to review the acquisition regulations applicable to the Department of Defense with a view toward streamlining and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the defense acquisition process and maintaining a defense technology advantage. The panel is charged with making recommendations for the amendment or repeal of such regulations that the panel considers necessary, as a result of such review, to:
• Establish and administer appropriate buyer and seller relationships in the procurement system,
• Improve the functioning of the acquisition system,
• Ensure the continuing financial and ethical integrity of defense procurement programs, and
• Protect the best interests of the Department of Defense.
In August 2016 the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) appointed the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Panel:
Ms. Deidre Lee (Chair)
Mr. David Ahern
Major General Casey Blake, USAF
Mr. Elliott Branch
Dr. Allan V. Burman
Mr. David Drabkin
Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer, USN, Ret.
Ms. Cathleen Garman
Ms. Claire Grady
Mr. Harry Hallock
Dr. William LaPlante
Major General Kenneth Merchant, USAF, Ret.
Mr. David Metzger
Dr. Terry Raney
Major General Darryl Scott, USAF, Ret.
Lieutenant General Ross Thompson, USA, Ret.
Mr. Laurence Trowel
Mr. Charlie E. Williams, Jr.