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DoD Sends Legislative Acquisition Proposals to Congress; Frank Kendall Comments

Frank Kendall
Frank Kendall

The U.S. Defense Department has proposed seven legislative initiatives that seek to simplify rules governing military acquisition and program management, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Jason Miller writes Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the agency would be able to modify its 5000.02 acquisition instruction book if Congress approves the agency’s regulatory proposals.

Kendall told a House Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday that he believes using a continuous process improvement approach is the right thing to do to address procurement challenges at the department.

“What we have to do is attack our problems on many fronts and make incremental progress on many fronts, learn from our experience and then adopt new things as we understand the impact of the things we’ve done,” he added, according to the station.

He expects the agency to release a finalized Better Buying Power 3.0 guidance in the coming weeks.

Kendall also noted that DoD seeks to establish a center of excellence that would help military services with enterprise systems modernization, Miller reports.

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