Tag Archives: Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall Asks Industry to Cut Overhead Costs

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Defense Department Undersecretary Frank Kendall has asked the government contracting industry to follow the Pentagon’s example by reducing overhead costs, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, requested audiences at a Nov. 7 event to provide input on items that raise costs without increasing …

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Army to Release Ground Vehicle Report in December

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The U.S. Army has a Dec. 15 deadline to report the findings of its ground vehicle industrial base study to Congress, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul McLeary writes AT Kearney was contracted by the Army to help with the study, which aims to see which government contractors are at risk due to …

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Frank Kendall: Defense Industry to See FY 2014 Sequester Impacts

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Frank Kendall, the Defense Department’s top acquisition officer, expects the Pentagon to delay or cancel some programs under sequestration cuts for fiscal year and the defense industry suffering some impacts as a result, the Washington Post reported Monday. Marjorie Censer writes DoD has already reduced operational costs and furloughed civilian …

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Frank Kendall: Defense Firms Should Sustain Internal R&D Programs

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Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has called on defense companies to maintain independent funds for research and development efforts, as government investment in technological R&D continues to decline, Defense News reported Monday. Marcus Weisgerber and Zachary Fryer-Biggs write industry is hesitant to invest in independent R&D projects amid cuts to …

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Senator Richard Dublin Endorses F-35 Program

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Richard Dublin, chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee, expressed his support for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighters during a Wednesday hearing, the Lexington Institute reported Thursday. Loren Thompson writes Durbin gave the endorsement following testimonies from Defense Department acquisition lead Frank Kendall and Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 program executive …

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ExecutiveGov Covers F-35 Procurement and Delivery

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The F-35 joint strike fighter had its first flight in 2006, and in the ensuing seven years, the Defense Department has worked with a number of government contracting firms to meet delivery obligations to the service branches and international customers. The task of building the next generation fighter has been …

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Frank Kendall: Small Businesses to Feel Sequestration’s Pinch

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Frank Kendall, the Defense Department‘s top acquisition official, told an audience at an industry forum Mondayin Arlington, Va. that small businesses will suffer significant effects resulting from sequestration, the American Forces Press Service reports. Nick Simeone writes Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said he is also worried over …

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