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Defense Department Presents 2016 David Packard Acquisition Awards to Three Teams

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have recognized industry teams that have contributed to the department’s goal to provide resources to warfighters while minimizing costs, DoD News reported Saturday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work and Kendall presented the 2016 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition to Project …

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Pentagon Officials Recognize DoD Staff, Military Organizations at Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, recognized several Defense Department personnel and military organizations during the Defense Acquisition Workforce awards held Thursday in Virginia, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes Kendall discussed at the event DoD’s efforts to develop data-driven procurement policies as part of the Better …

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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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Deltek Report: Presidential Transition Will Have Minimal Effect on Federal IT Contracting

Deltek has released a new report on the presidential transition process, current federal environment and past impacts of administration changes on federal contracting along with analysis of candidates’ agendas, policy positions and potential impact on federal budgets, human capital and programs. The company said Tuesday its Impact of the Presidential Transition 2016-2017 …

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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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Heidi Shyu, Sean Stackley, William LaPlante Testify on Defense Acquisition Reform

Top acquisition officials from U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy have testified before a Senate panel on efforts to reform the military’s processes and drive effectivity and responsiveness to needs, DoD News reported Thursday. Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes that Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told the Senate Armed Services …

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Profile: Katrina McFarland, Defense Department Assistant Secretary for Acquisition

Katrina McFarland serves as assistant secretary for acquisition at the Defense Department, where she advises the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics on acquisition-related matters. She was previously the president of Defense Acquisition University, where she oversaw the development and expansion of acquisition curriculum for defense acquisition workforce. McFarland …

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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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Douglas Loverro: Pentagon Needs More Funds for Space Defense Programs

Douglas Loverro, deputy assistant defense secretary for space policy, said last week the Defense Department is seeking an additional $5 billion to fund a national security space program in fiscal 2016, DoD News reported Thursday. He told the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee Wednesday that the request “is …

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