Tag Archives: Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall: Product Lifecycle Cost Must Factor into Military Acquisition Programs

The Defense Department‘s acquisitions chief has said the DoD Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative calls for agency personnel to determine the potential costs of military technologies across their life cycle, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes Frank Kendall — undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics — also believes the agency should …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Seek Focus on Defense Acquisition Efficiency

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have highlighted their focus on building efficiencies into the military’s procurement and operations to address challenges in budget and military readiness. Claudette Roulo of DoD News wrote Saturday that Kendall and James pointed to the elimination of red tape, bureaucracy and government waste as a priorities due to the …

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Frank Kendall to Discuss Acquisition Reform Effort with Industry Leaders

Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, is set to meet industry and defense executives on Saturday to discuss the Defense Department‘s acquisition reform bid, Defense News reported Thursday. Paul McLeary writes Kendall, Boeing CEO Chris Chadwick, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and other executives will talk through the new Better …

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Katrina McFarland: New DoD Document Seeks to Reform Defense IT Acquisition Mgmt

Katrina McFarland, assistant secretary of defense acquisition, has said a new Defense Department document is set to change the DoD’s information technology acquisition management system, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg writes Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has been working to revise the DoD’s Instruction 5000.02 over the weekend. …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Pushes Next-Gen Warfare Systems Efforts

The Defense Department has begun to explore new warfare technologies in an effort to retain U.S. dominance in combat, DoD News reported Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, told a symposium in Crystal City, Virginia that DoD has kicked off a research and development effort patterned after a 1970s …

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Frank Kendall Tours Arlington TechShop Facility

Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has visited an Arlington, Virginia-based workshop and fabrication studio as part ofNational Manufacturing Day, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes TechShop is a partnership between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs that aims to further the development of technology …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon to Promote Competition, Affordability Through BBP 3.0 Initiative

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, said the agency’s new acquisition initiative seeks to increase government-industry partnerships in building strategic weapons for the U.S. military, Defense News reported Monday. He told Defense News in a recent interview that Better Buying Power 3.0 reflects a shift towards innovation as …

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Frank Kendall: Nuclear Program Funds Could Face ‘Big Challenge’ in the 2020s

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said the military’s nuclear modernization efforts could face funding issues in the coming years, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the service branches want nuclear program funds to come from outside their own budgets. “It’s a big challenge in the ’20s in particular. When we get out …

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