Tag Archives: Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall: Rocket Engine Development Cost Sharing a Possibility

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Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said DoD is open to the possibility of sharing development costs for a U.S.-made rocket engine with industry, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. “The approach we would prefer, rather than just paying for new engine development, is to help someone close their business case …

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Robert Work, Frank Kendall Visit Livermore Nat’l Lab Facilities

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Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California to take a classified tour of its key facilities, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes that the visit highlighted the laboratory’s work to support the U.S. nuclear program. “[Livermore …

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DoD, DIUx Eye Innovation, Dual-Use Tech Through Partnership With Silicon Valley

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Officials of the Defense Department and its Defense Innovation Unit Experimental pilot program met earlier this week to discuss focus areas for their efforts to boost innovation and government-industry technology partnerships, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes that Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall, DIUx military …

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DoD Officials Remain Concerned Over Section 843 of Defense Authorization Bill

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Some former and current Defense Department officials are calling for an alternative acquisition reform proposal to the policy bill promoted by Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), National Defense Magazine reported Saturday. Sandra Erwin writes that officials at the Center for Strategic and International Studies panel Friday have expressed …

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John McCain: Defense Acquisition Reform Ideas Aimed at Accountability, ‘Unwarranted Optimism’

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Wednesday that his defense acquisition reform efforts work to address his concerns over accountability and “unwarranted optimism” in acquisition programs. McCain told Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks that giving a bigger role to service chiefs …

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Frank Kendall: DoD AT&L to Support JIEDDO’s Rapid Acquisition Needs

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Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has outlined the continued work of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to support soldiers as JIEDDO transitions to the Pentagon’s office of acquisition, technology and logistics, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes that the new Defense Department agency’s move to the AT&L organization works to …

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Frank Kendall Urges Defense Acquisition Staff to Help Increase DoD’s Tech Capacity

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Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has encouraged the Defense Department‘s procurement employees to always consider technical and cost factors when they buy technologies, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We can all get better at what we do,” Kendall told nearly 1,000 DoD acquisition staff during a forum …

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Claire Grady Appointed DoD Procurement, Acquisition Policy Director

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Claire Grady, former deputy assistant commandant for acquisition and director of acquisition services for the U.S. Coast Guard, has been appointed to the role of director of defense procurement and acquisition policy for the Defense Department. DoD said Friday Grady will be based in Washington for her new role in the Pentagon’s Office of the …

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