Tag Archives: Frank Kendall

DoD Eyes Back-Office Cost Savings, Acquisition Efficiency Ahead of Potential Sequestration

The Defense Department is looking into cutting back on spending for back-office operations to prepare for possible budget cuts if Congress implements sequestration in 2016, Federal News Radio reported March 18. Jason Miller writes that Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has led a review of DoD’s broad business systems to potentially reallocate some money for …

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Frank Kendall Highlights BBP Mission, Public Service Track for STEM

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the focus of Better Buying Power 3.0 is for the U.S. to remain a top technology power and defense innovator, DoD News reported Wednesday. Claudette Roulo writes the official, speaking during a visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, …

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Reuters: Frank Kendall to Add Cyber Requirements in DoD Weapons Procurement Guide

Frank Kendall, the acquisition chief at the Pentagon, has indicated that he will include cybersecurity requirements into the Defense Department‘s weapons procurement guidelines as well as the Better Buying Power program, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes that the defense undersecretary sees cyber threats as a “pervasive problem” and calls on increased effort to …

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DoD Sends Legislative Acquisition Proposals to Congress; Frank Kendall Comments

The U.S. Defense Department has proposed seven legislative initiatives that seek to simplify rules governing military acquisition and program management, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the agency would be able to modify its 5000.02 acquisition instruction book …

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Richard Hale: Joint Staff Sets Cyber as Acquisition Requirement for Defense Systems

The Joint Chiefs of Staff has now included cybersecurity under the survivability key performance parameter for the acquisition of new defense technologies with embedded computing systems, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that JCS made this move in an effort to help prepare the Defense Department for the Internet of Things. “Whether …

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Frank Kendall Issues New Defense Acquisitions Guidance

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has updated the agency’s procurement guidelines to offer multiple sample program structures, DoD News reported Wednesday. “Program managers and program executive officers should use these models as references to assist their thought processes and analysis,” Kendall said, according to the report. Claudette …

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