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Frank Kendall Visits SPAWAR Facilities to Discuss Acquisition Priorities & Initiatives

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has met with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command‘s acquisition staff and command leadership to discuss acquisition priorities and initiatives. The U.S. Navy said Friday Kendall engaged in an all hands meeting, awards ceremony, roundtables and laboratory tours during his visit to SPAWAR’s Old Town …

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Frank Kendall Eyes New Policy for DoD-Industry Dialogue on Independent R&D Projects

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall plans to require contractors to hold technical interchange meetings with the Defense Department before and after they conduct department-backed independent research and development projects, he wrote in a white paper obtained by USNI News. Kendall said he will instruct a council to update the Defense …

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

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has encouraged the Defense Department‘s procurement employees to always consider technical and cost factors when they buy technologies, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We can all get better at what we do,” Kendall told nearly 1,000 DoD acquisition staff during a forum …

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Frank Kendall Keeps Close Eye on NDAA Procurement Reform Provisions

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department acquisition chief, is keeping a close eye on 2016 National Defense Authorization Act provisions that relate to decision-making authority over military purchases, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. He told an audience at a Northern Virginia Technology Council breakfast event Tuesday that he believes military service leaders …

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DoD Officials, Senators Talk Science Investments in FY 2016 Budget Hearing

Officials from the Defense Department testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel on the department’s fiscal 2016 budget request and focused on the $12.2 billion allotted for science and technology initiatives, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the subcommittee that DoD has sought to maintain a steady investment …

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Frank Kendall: BBP Initiative Promotes ‘Incremental’ Defense Acquisition Reform

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said the Defense Department‘s strategy for Better Buying Power is to reform the department-wide acquisition system through “incremental progress,” DoD News reported Monday. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes Kendall told an audience at the Brookings Institution that the earlier BBP iterations …

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