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Report: Frank Kendall Concerned Over Timing of John McCain’s DoD Acquisition Reform Plans

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall believes Sen. John McCain‘s (R-Ariz.) move to give greater authority on defense acquisition programs to service chiefs may still result in cost and schedule issues, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes that Kendall told the publication in an exclusive interview about his concerns on …

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Frank Kendall: DoD, Partners Eye Savings With Planned F-35 Block Buy

The Defense Department is planning a three-year block buy of more than 400 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets beginning in 2018 as part of efforts to generate cost savings through bulk purchases, Defense News reported Friday. Brian Everstine writes that Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall indicated the international block buy plan would …

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Defense Department Honors Performance of Four Acquisition Programs; Frank Kendall Comments

The Pentagon has recognized four defense acquisition programs citing the initiatives’ focus on performance and cost savings, DoD News reported Friday. Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, presided over the 2014 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award and the Undersecretary …

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Frank Kendall: STEM Workforce, BBP 3.0 Key to US Tech Superiority

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall outlined the need to develop future workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to ensure U.S. technological advantage, the Defense Department‘s Armed with Science blog reported Sunday. Yolanda Arrington writes that Kendall, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, stated the …

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Frank Kendall: BBP Initiative Promotes ‘Incremental’ Defense Acquisition Reform

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said the Defense Department‘s strategy for Better Buying Power is to reform the department-wide acquisition system through “incremental progress,” DoD News reported Monday. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes Kendall told an audience at the Brookings Institution that the earlier BBP iterations …

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Frank Kendall Highlights BBP Mission, Public Service Track for STEM

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the focus of Better Buying Power 3.0 is for the U.S. to remain a top technology power and defense innovator, DoD News reported Wednesday. Claudette Roulo writes the official, speaking during a visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, …

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