Barriers to Entry Roundtable Discussion

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*Registration is open until December 7th


The worldwide government market is enormous by any standard, over $10 trillion annually, and is an extremely complex environment for suppliers to navigate. Barriers to entry in public procurement are recognized across the globe, but perhaps no other system has demonstrated such complex and persistent barriers as the US Defense Acquisition system. Countless studies performed over multiple decades have identified these persistent barriers to entry for companies seeking to do business with the US Department of Defense. Recently, however, a number of new and revamped authorities have been enacted by Congress and implemented by DOD to attempt to address these persistent barriers. Have these reforms been effective?


Join us for this DAU-hosted Subject Matter Expert Roundtable as Benjamin McMartin, Esq., Managing Partner of Public Spend Forum, curates a discussion of Defense Acquisition and Reform experts, Samantha Clark, Special Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP; Maj. Andrew Bowne, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 30th Space Wing; and William Greenwalt, Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, to address these barriers.


In this interactive roundtable session, we will investigate:

  • What barriers have persisted across decades?
  • What recent reforms have been enacted to target these barriers?
  • Are the reforms taking effect and having an impact?
  • What does the future look like for Defense Acquisition?


Who should attend: Government and industry personnel interested in lessening the barriers to entry into the government marketplace.

Speaker and Presenter Information

  • Ben McMartin
  • Raj Sharma
  • Samantha Clark
  • Major Andrew S. Bowne 
  • William C. Greenwalt

Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military, Other Federal Agencies, Federal Government

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Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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