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Frank Kendall Urges Next Administration to Prioritize Defense R&D, Modernization Investments

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department‘s top acquisition official, has said funding defense technology research, development and modernization programs should be a priority for the next administration, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes Kendall made the statement Wednesday during a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted forum where he discussed his new …

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Frank Kendall: Tech Platforms, Operational Concepts Make Up DoD’s Third Offset Strategy

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, has said DoD’s Third Offset Strategy seeks to maintain U.S. military edge through the combination of operational concepts and technology platforms such as artificial intelligence and automation, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Kendall said that he …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Acquisition Programs Cost Growth Hits 30-Year Low

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said the Defense Department has reached a 30-year low in cost growth on major acquisition programs, Defense One reported Monday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Kendall published an annual report on DoD’s acquisition system amid the Senate Armed Services Committee’s plan to abolish Kendall’s position. The senate’s version …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Likely to Establish 3rd Outpost for Defense Innovation Hub

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the Defense Department aims to open a third outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization in the next few months, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes Austin, Texas, could be a possible location for the third DIUx office after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited an innovation hub there in …

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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 Observes ARL’s Tech Development Efforts Under Third Offset Strategy

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall met with scientists and engineers at the Army Research Laboratory to observe technologies that ARL currently develops under the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy to pursue new autonomous and artificial intelligence platforms. The U.S. Army said Friday Kendall inspected projects the ARL views as in line with the Third Offset Strategy. Kendall also …

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Frank Kendall: DoD, Industry Partners Work to Sustain F-35 Lightning II Systems

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said DoD and its industry partners continue to make progress in all aspects of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall offered reporters an update on the program after the annual F-35 roundtable meeting among top defense officials and …

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Frank Kendall: F-35’s Final Operational Test Likely to Occur in 2018

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said the F-35 fighter aircraft will likely be ready for a final operational test and evaluation in 2018 at the earliest, Defense News reported Wednesday. Lara Seligman quoted Kendall as saying DoD officials reached consensus on an OT&E timeline after the department reviewed the status of current F-35 operational test …

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Report: Frank Kendall Drops Push for Defense M&A Oversight Legislation

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has decided to withdraw his legislative proposal seeking greater agency oversight of merger and acquisition activities between  defense companies, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Kendall made the decision after the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department verified his office’s scope of authority on industry consolidation efforts. He …

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