Tag Archives: Better Buying Power

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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DARPA, Navy, Air Force Put Anti-Ship Missile Through Flight Test

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to demonstrate a Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile system that has been integrated into a bomber aircraft. DARPA said Monday the Lockheed Martin-designed missile navigated its way to a set of predesignated waypoints and worked to …

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Katrina McFarland Outlines Pentagon’s Tech Goals

Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has outlined the Defense Department’s technology goals amid an environment of budget uncertainty for the Pentagon, DoD News reported Thursday. McFarland called on industry to contribute to the government’s efforts to address the challenges in sustaining “technological superiority” and investments in research and development programs, Terri Moon Cronk …

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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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Wendy Masiello: DCMA to Form Commercial Pricing Resource Team, Modify Supplier Mgmt Program

The Defense Contract Management Agency plans to form a team that will oversee pricing decisions on commercial items for military procurement in a push to foster consistency across the Pentagon, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that DCMA will hire 50 workers in commercial pricing to serve as a central resource and provide advisory services to individual contracting …

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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: Workforce Training Critical to Defense Acquisition Reform

Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisitions chief, said the Defense Department should strive to continuously improve its acquisition system, especially in light of budget uncertainties and an evolving threat landscape, the American Forces Press Service reported Friday. According to the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, sequestration has done little …

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Frank Kendall: DoD to Adopt “Better Buying Power” Initiatives

Frank Kendall, Pentagon acquisition chief, said he will reinforce buying power best practices for the department’s procurement process to guide stakeholders in meeting cost requirements, Defense News reported Wednesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes that Kendall told the publication in an interview that the Defense Department Instruction 5000.02 policy document has been updated …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Acquisition Policy Refresh Seeks to Simplify Policies

Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, has moved to streamline the agency’s acquisition policy by updating it with more “Better Buying Power” principles, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Michael O’Connell writes the latest version of the “DoD Instruction 5000.02” document provides a prescribed process …

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