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Frank Kendall: Lawmakers Removed NDAA’s Acquisition Reform Language Under Debate

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the acquisition reform language under debate in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 have mostly been removed following talks between lawmakers, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that Kendall told his audience at a Defense One event that the Defense Department will further review …

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Frank Kendall: Rocket Engine Development Cost Sharing a Possibility

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said DoD is open to the possibility of sharing development costs for a U.S.-made rocket engine with industry, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. “The approach we would prefer, rather than just paying for new engine development, is to help someone close their business case …

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Robert Work, Frank Kendall Visit Livermore Nat’l Lab Facilities

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California to take a classified tour of its key facilities, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes that the visit highlighted the laboratory’s work to support the U.S. nuclear program. “[Livermore …

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Frank Kendall: DoD AT&L to Support JIEDDO’s Rapid Acquisition Needs

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has outlined the continued work of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to support soldiers as JIEDDO transitions to the Pentagon’s office of acquisition, technology and logistics, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes that the new Defense Department agency’s move to the AT&L organization works to …

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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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