Government Matters TV: Bill LaPlante Discusses IT Acquisition

February 7, 2019
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MITRE Senior Vice President and 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.

As part of the Section 809 Panel's recommendations to overhaul acquisition at the Department of Defense, they recommend exempting the Pentagon from a major government IT law. By removing the Defense Department’s need to comply with Clinger-Cohen Act provisions, the panel believes that it could eliminate much of the bureaucratic process that slows IT acquisition. Commissioner Bill LaPlante from the Section 809 Panel says that much of Clinger-Cohen is now redundant.

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