Government Matters (Full Show) – February 7, 2019

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Section 809 Report: Streamlining IT acquisition regulations

Section 809 Panel Commissioner Bill LaPlante outlines the panel’s recommendations to change IT acquisitions, and why parts of the Clinger-Cohen Act might not be relevant for the Pentagon anymore.

Veterans Affairs health care system looks to merge with DoD

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst, and Megan Howard, legislative data analyst from Bloomberg Government, discuss the proposed merger of Defense Department and Veterans health systems, and why the proposal has some in Congress upset.

Research & development funding trends in recent years

Reggie Brothers, chief technology officer at Peraton and former undersecretary for science & technology at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses the funding trend for R&D, and why the Pentagon needs more than it will likely receive.