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Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall Urges Defense Acquisition Staff to Help Increase DoD’s Tech Capacity

Frank Kendall Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has encouraged the Defense Department‘s procurement employees to always consider ...
acquisition policy

Report: Senate’s 2016 NDAA Version Contains DoD Acquisition Reforms

Provisions in the Senate’s version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act contain a series of changes to the Defense Department‘s acquisition process, Federal ...
shared services

John Marshall: Legislation Needed to Increase Govt Adoption of Shared Service Strategies

The U.S. government needs legislation to encourage federal agencies to implement more outsourcing methods for their organizational processes, according to John Marshall, founder and ...
Frank Kendall

Report: Frank Kendall Concerned Over Timing of John McCain’s DoD Acquisition Reform Plans

Frank Kendall Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall believes Sen. John McCain‘s (R-Ariz.) move to give greater authority on defense acquisition programs to service chiefs may ...
Anne Rung

Anne Rung Outlines Federal IT Spending Efficiency Efforts

Anne Rung The government working on new initiatives in shared services, innovation and vendor relationships as part of efforts to change federal information technology spending, ...
Sen. John McCain

Report: John McCain Targets DoD Acquisition Reform Through Accountability, Cost Overrun Fines

John McCain Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has highlighted two provisions in the defense authorization bill that aim to reform the Defense ...
GAO

GAO: Early Systems Engineering Work Key to Define Weapon System Requirements

Former and current military leaders have called on the Defense Department to integrate requirements for weapon systems early into acquisition processes, according to a new Government ...
Tony Scott

Tony Scott Optimistic About FITARA Effectiveness on Federal IT Reform

Tony Scott Federal CIO Tony Scott has expressed his optimism regarding the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act compared to previous IT acquisition reform efforts, ...
cyber

Emile Monette: GSA Begins Work on Cyber Risk Framework for IT Systems Acquisitions

The General Services Administration has started to develop a cybersecurity risk profile for federal agencies to use when they purchase information technology products and services, ...
Congress

Report: Congress Seeks Consolidation of DoD Satcom Acquisition

Lawmakers are planning to consolidate the U.S. military’s communications acquisition, which could drop the Defense Information Systems Agency in favor of the U.S. Air Force‘s Space ...