Tag Archives: Frank Kendall

Pentagon Wants Commercial Tech for VA EHR Data Transfer

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The Defense Department will acquire commercial technology for its system to transfer data between the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs‘ electronic health records systems, Federal News Radio reports. Michael O’Connell writes the Pentagon plans to hold a full and open competition for EHR modernization and will continue working with …

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Report: US Concerned Over UK’s Defense Acquisition Outsourcing Plan

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The U.K. Ministry of Defense is considering outsourcing its procurement and support operations management as part of efforts to revamp its defense equipment and support operation, which manages nearly $21.4 billion in acquisitions per year, Defense News reported Monday. According to the report, the U.S. Defense Department believes the U.K.’s …

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ExecutiveGov Steps Up With New Theme, Keeps Leader-Centric Focus

ExecutiveGov has taken another step as the key source for the government executive’s perspective on events affecting the public and private sectors, following the leaders who drive legislation and policies that affect interactions and relationships between industry and government. EGov, the informal nickname used by Executive Mosaic staffers and loyal …

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Profile: Frank Kendall, Defense Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

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Frank Kendall serves as defense under secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, having been confirmed for this post in May 2012. He reports to the defense secretary on matters regarding acquisition, research, engineering, developmental testing, contract administration, logistics, materiel readiness, installations, environment, operational energy, weapons of mass destruction, the acquisition …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon In Sequestration Damage Limitation Mode

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The Defense Department is in damage limitation mode as it seeks to manage the effects of automatic budget cuts under sequestration, the Pentagon’s lead weapons buyer said Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, told an audience at the Newseum in Washington he is concerned the contracting industry …

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ExecutiveGov Extends EM’s GovCon Coverage ‘Mosaic’ To Public Sector

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Executive Mosaic’s portfolio of websites cover every facet of government contracting in the private sector from the executive’s point of view, ranging from executive movements to business activity. EM’s approach extends to covering the customer, as ExecutiveGov fulfills the same mission for the public sector by covering the business of …

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Elissa Slotkin Named a DoD Intl Security Affairs Lead, Promoted to SES

Elissa Slotkin, formerly a foreign affairs specialist at the Defense Department, has been appointed principal deputy assistant defense secretary for international security affairs. The Defense Department said Slotkin was also promoted to the Senior Executive Service. According to Al-Monitor, Slotkin will serve as top adviser to Derek Chollet, the Pentagon’s …

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Frank Kendall Predicts Sequestration Delay

The Defense Department has begun the early stages of planning for sequestration but the Pentagon’s top acquisition official believes Congress will reach a deal to delay the cuts before January, Reuters reports. Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, told Reuters he is optimistic lawmakers can not only delay …

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