Tag Archives: Frank Kendall

Report: Frank Kendall Memo Seeks Industry Help in Shaping Post-F35 Era

Defense Acquisition Undersecretary Frank Kendall sent a memo to industry seeking ideas on how to prepare for the next era of military aviation after the retirement of both the F-35 and F-22 fighters, Bloomberg reports. According to Tony Capaccio’s report, Kendall said the concept definition initiative, a Defense Advanced Research …

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Frank Kendall: Sequestration Means 11% Line Item Cuts, R&D Included

If sequestration cuts take effect in January, the Defense Department would have to uniformly cut 11 percent uniformly from each of its estimated 2,500 budget items, Pentagon acquisition lead Frank Kendall recently said, according to Reuters. Kendall made the remarks Wednesday at the ComDef defense industry conference, Jim Wolf and …

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Defense Officials: Sequestration Impacts Contractors More Than Troops

Nearly a million jobs in the defense contracting industry are at stake if sequestration takes effect, Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion Blakey said in a Thursday statement. Pentagon leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday that the $1.2 trillion set to be automatically cut from the budget would …

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Obama Nominates Kendall to Stay in Pentagon’s Top Acquisition Post

President Obama is nominating Frank Kendall to be the Pentagon’s top acquisition official, a position he is currently serving in an acting role, the White House announced Monday. Kendall became acting defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics after Ashton Carter was confirmed as deputy defense secretary in September. Obama …

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Michèle Flournoy Leaving Pentagon

The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Pentagon is stepping down. Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, announced she will resign and return to private life according to a statement released Monday from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Michèle has been an invaluable advisor to me during my six …

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