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Frank Kendall: Air Force Should Improve Analysis, Engineering Capabilities Amid Tech Competition

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Frank Kendall, secretary of the Air Force and a three-time Wash100 winner, said he believes the service should improve its engineering capacity and strengthen its analysis capability to make informed decisions on technology requirements. “We’re in a technological competition. Our potential enemies out there are designing systems that are intended to defeat the ones we’ve designed. ... So I think we need to up our technical game quite a bit,” he said.

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Frank Kendall OKs Infrastructure Plan for Grand Forks Air Force Base to Support ISR Missions

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Frank Kendall, secretary of the Air Force and a three-time Wash100 winner, has approved the service branch's plan to build and renovate facilities at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota to prepare the military installation for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

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Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall Details Reorg Plans for Space Development Agency, Acquisition Office

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Frank Kendall, secretary of the Air Force and a three-time Wash100 winner, aims to complete the transition of the Space Development Agency to the Department of the Air Force's acquisition enterprise before the deadline mandated by the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. “By statute, this is scheduled to occur on 1 October 2022, but there is no need to wait until then." 

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Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall Vows to Focus on Mission Fulfillment

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Frank Kendall, a former acquisition chief at the Department of Defense (DOD) and a three-time Wash100 Award winner, was sworn in Wednesday as secretary of the Air Force. "I will be totally focused on ensuring that our Air and Space Forces can fulfill their missions to defend the nation against our most challenging threats, today and into the future,” the 26th SecAF said.

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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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