Government Matters (Full Show) – January 15, 2019

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Section 809 Panel calls for more dynamic marketplace

Section 809 Panel Commissioners David Drabkin and Charlie Williams discuss takeaways from their third report, and what they recommend for the future of defense acquisition.

Partial government shutdown’s impact on contracting community

David Berteau, president & CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Wesley Hallman, senior vice president of policy at the National Defense Industrial Association, discuss what the shutdown is doing to businesses, and why some companies are being hit harder than others.

“Tiger team” established to oversee VA GI Bill software

Sean Kelley, former deputy chief information officer for benefits at the Veterans Affairs Department and executive vice president at Unissant, and Greg Giddens, former VA chief acquisition officer and partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, detail how a specialized team can create a plan for GI benefits administration, and the technical challenges they will have to overcome.