Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, told the Washington Business Journal in an interview published Wednesday that he believes the federal government passed a critical point this year when it comes to procurement reform.
He mentioned the agencies’ efforts to integrate commercial technologies and other capabilities into its tech platforms.
“But ’18, I think when we all look back a few years from now, will be the year that the customer group — DoD, intel, civilian agencies — really turned the corner,” Wajsgras told WBJ’s Robert Terry.
Wajsgras, a four-time Wash100 winner, also mentioned the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act’s Section 804 authorities for acquisition and how the provision has helped the Pentagon and other agencies make changes to the procurement process, according to the report.
“I think the DOD in particular is beginning to appropriately utilize these 804 acquisitions whereby you really circumvent a lot of unnecessary bureaucracy in the system in order to field capabilities much more expeditiously,” he added.