Next Steps in Acquisition Reform

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host a panel discussion on Section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA for FY19 propelled important changes to federal procurement, ranging from bid protests to Other Transactions Authority to online marketplaces. The final report of the Section 809 panel, due on January 15, 2019, will define the next stage of reform and frame the upcoming NDAA.  A distinguished panel of experts to discuss these developments, which are likely to shape procurement law for many years to come.


  • David Drabkin, Chair, Section 809 panel
  • Charlie Williams, Section 809 panel
  • Marcia Madsen, Partner, Mayer Brown (invited)
  • Laval Mallard, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (invited)