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Frank Kendall: DoD’s Rocket Engine Devt Strategy Remains Unchanged

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Wednesday that DoD plans to continue to use the Russian RD-180 rocket engine technology until a U.S.-made replacement becomes available, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) have supported the Pentagon’s strategy towards ending its reliance …

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Frank Kendall: Future of Military Innovation Depends on DoD Budget

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has said the fiscal 2017 DoD budget proposal supports the department’s efforts to help the U.S. maintain a long-term advantage in military technology, DoD News reported Wednesday. He told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Wednesday that DoD requested a $3 billion increase in research and …

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Breaking Defense: Frank Kendall Forms New Electronic Warfare Office

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics and co-chair of the executive committee on electronic warfare, has created a new EW office within that committee, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Kendall also picked a Senior Executive Service official to lead the newly created office. Jay …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Eyes Tech Modernization Cuts for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department looks to trim military equipment production, research and development programs during fiscal 2017 in a bid to maintain readiness levels and end strength, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes DoD officials have indicated they will make program cuts to manage a $15 billion gap between the funding level that the …

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Frank Kendall, Christopher Miller: DoD Moves to Integrate Health Data Systems

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Defense Department has integrated its in-patient, theater and pharmacy data systems to comply with a requirement under the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall told House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) in a …

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Terry Halvorsen, Frank Kendall: New Guidebook Aims to Help Integrate Cybersecurity into Acquisition

The Defense Department has released a new guidebook that contains practices for integrating cybersecurity into the acquisition lifecycle in an effort to help systems recover from cyber attacks. In a memorandum published Oct. 30, DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen and Defense Acquisition Undersecretary Frank Kendall said program managers will …

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Frank Kendall: New Lab to Support DoD’s Distributed Test, Evaluation Agenda

The Defense Department has unveiled a partnership with the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Washington to drive science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning through simulation technology, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Cardozo FLEX Lab Aviation Classroom …

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Frank Kendall: Data-Driven Policies Key to DoD Acquisition Cost Savings Push

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has discussed how DoD’s use of data in acquisition procedures and policies seeks to generate savings for the military in development and production programs, DoD News reported Tuesday. Kendall reviewed the department’s latest Performance of the Defense Acquisition System report at a Defense One-hosted event, Cheryl Pellerin …

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