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Reuters: Frank Kendall to Add Cyber Requirements in DoD Weapons Procurement Guide

Frank Kendall, the acquisition chief at the Pentagon, has indicated that he will include cybersecurity requirements into the Defense Department‘s weapons procurement guidelines as well as the Better Buying Power program, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes that the defense undersecretary sees cyber threats as a “pervasive problem” and calls on increased effort to …

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DoD Sends Legislative Acquisition Proposals to Congress; Frank Kendall Comments

The U.S. Defense Department has proposed seven legislative initiatives that seek to simplify rules governing military acquisition and program management, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the agency would be able to modify its 5000.02 acquisition instruction book …

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Frank Kendall Issues New Defense Acquisitions Guidance

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has updated the agency’s procurement guidelines to offer multiple sample program structures, DoD News reported Wednesday. “Program managers and program executive officers should use these models as references to assist their thought processes and analysis,” Kendall said, according to the report. Claudette …

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Frank Kendall: Product Lifecycle Cost Must Factor into Military Acquisition Programs

The Defense Department‘s acquisitions chief has said the DoD Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative calls for agency personnel to determine the potential costs of military technologies across their life cycle, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes Frank Kendall — undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics — also believes the agency should …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Seek Focus on Defense Acquisition Efficiency

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have highlighted their focus on building efficiencies into the military’s procurement and operations to address challenges in budget and military readiness. Claudette Roulo of DoD News wrote Saturday that Kendall and James pointed to the elimination of red tape, bureaucracy and government waste as a priorities due to the …

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Frank Kendall to Discuss Acquisition Reform Effort with Industry Leaders

Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, is set to meet industry and defense executives on Saturday to discuss the Defense Department‘s acquisition reform bid, Defense News reported Thursday. Paul McLeary writes Kendall, Boeing CEO Chris Chadwick, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and other executives will talk through the new Better …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Pushes Next-Gen Warfare Systems Efforts

The Defense Department has begun to explore new warfare technologies in an effort to retain U.S. dominance in combat, DoD News reported Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, told a symposium in Crystal City, Virginia that DoD has kicked off a research and development effort patterned after a 1970s …

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