Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheonâ€™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 agenciesâ€™ efforts to integrate commercial technologies and other capabilities into its tech platforms.
â€œBut â€™18, I think when we all look back a few years from now, will be the year that the customer group â€” DoD, intel, civilian agencies â€” really turned the corner,â€ Wajsgras told WBJâ€™s Robert Terry.
Wajsgras, a four-time Wash100 winner, also mentioned the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Actâ€™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.
â€œI 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,â€ he added.