Panel on DoD and AbilityOne Contracting Oversight, Accountability and Integrity

Purpose:

Section 898 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328), directs the Secretary of Defense to establish the "Panel on Department of Defense and AbilityOne Contracting Oversight, Accountability and Integrity" ("the Panel") of senior level representatives from Department of Defense agencies, the U.S. AbilityOne Commission, and other organizations as specified in the legislation. A representative to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics shall serve as the Panel Chairman. Effective February 1, 2018, the reporting requirement became the responsibility of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. The overall mission of the Panel is to address the effectiveness and internal controls of the AbilityOne Program related to DoD contracts. As required by section 898, the Defense Acquisition University provides administrative support to the Panel, and is developing improved training related to the AbilityOne Program. The Panel is required to provide an annual report to Congress on the Panel's activities, and findings and recommendations.

Reports to Congress:

PDF DocumentSecond Annual Report to Congress (Signed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, January 15, 2020)

PDF DocumentFirst Annual Report to Congress (Signed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, July 18, 2018)

PDF DocumentProgress Report (Signed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, September 12, 2017)

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