Tag Archives: Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall: DoD to Start Supplier Incentive Program

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Defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall has told Senate lawmakers that the Pentagon plans to deploy a “superior supplier program” throughout the department within the next 12 months, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes the Pentagon designed the incentive program to reward the DoD’s best suppliers and rely on the contractors’ …

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Frank Kendall: Military Could Use Weapons Cost Oversight Framework for IT Projects

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Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said Wednesday that the military should consider applying the Nunn-McCurdy oversight law used for weapons programs to information technology projects, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes that Kendall testified about IT procurement at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday. “When we have a program …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Seeks Metal, Alloy Innovation Through Manufacturing Partnerships

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The Defense Department will head two new manufacturing innovation partnerships with businesses and universities under close to $460 million in federal and private-sector funding, according to a Tuesday White House announcement. One Detroit-based institute will concentrate on lightweight and modern metals manufacturinga, while another Chicago-based institute will focus on digital …

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Frank Kendall: Budget Cuts Delay Military Modernization

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Defense Department official Frank Kendall has shared insights with Congress on how to build up U.S. military technology, American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Amaani Lyle writes Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that budget reductions are hurting the size of …

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

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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

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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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