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Industry Groups React to DoD’s Source Selection Method for ‘Encore III’ IT Services Vehicle

Two government-contracting trade organizations have urged the Defense Department to take action to address their concerns about DoD’s use of a “lowest price, technically acceptable” method for selecting vendors for its Encore III information technology acquisition program. The Professional Services Council and the IT Alliance for Public Sector told DoD acquisition chief Frank Kendall in …

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DoD Names Nine Winners of 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

The Defense Department has recognized nine individuals, teams and installations within DoD for their environmental achievements and practices at the 2016 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. DoD said Thursday nine winners were selected from 30 nominees. “Our men and women work hard to keep environmental stewardship a top priority while simultaneously advancing our National Defense Mission,” …

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Frank Kendall: DoD’s Rocket Engine Devt Strategy Remains Unchanged

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Wednesday that DoD plans to continue to use the Russian RD-180 rocket engine technology until a U.S.-made replacement becomes available, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) have supported the Pentagon’s strategy towards ending its reliance …

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Frank Kendall: Future of Military Innovation Depends on DoD Budget

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has said the fiscal 2017 DoD budget proposal supports the department’s efforts to help the U.S. maintain a long-term advantage in military technology, DoD News reported Wednesday. He told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Wednesday that DoD requested a $3 billion increase in research and …

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DOJ, FTC: Consolidation Reviews Key to Ensure Fair Defense Market Competition

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have pledged to continue to work with the Defense Department to ensure that planned mergers and acquisitions in the defense industry will not impair competition among contractors. “Our mission in reviewing proposed defense industry consolidation is to ensure that our military continues to receive …

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Breaking Defense: Frank Kendall Forms New Electronic Warfare Office

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics and co-chair of the executive committee on electronic warfare, has created a new EW office within that committee, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Kendall also picked a Senior Executive Service official to lead the newly created office. Jay …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Eyes Tech Modernization Cuts for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department looks to trim military equipment production, research and development programs during fiscal 2017 in a bid to maintain readiness levels and end strength, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes DoD officials have indicated they will make program cuts to manage a $15 billion gap between the funding level that the …

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