Tag Archives: Frank Kendall

Darlene Costello Appointed Principal Deputy Asst. Defense Secretary for Acquisition

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Darlene Costello, an acquisition official within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has been appointed as principal deputy assistant defense secretary for acquisition under the same office. Costello previously served as principal director of strategic and tactical systems and director of acquisition and program management, …

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Chuck Hagel: DoD Process Reform Push to Continue Amid Int’l Conflicts

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has indicated that the military will move forward with planned reforms to some of its operations and processes amid recent international incidents, Defense News reported Monday. Marcus Weisgerber writes that the proposed reforms will focus on defense acquisition, military healthcare, weapon investments, the nuclear enterprise and the military size, …

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Frank Kendall: Better Buying Power 3.0 to Focus on Innovation

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Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, expects the third iteration of the government’s Better Buying Power initiative to focus more on innovation than previous iterations, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes the DoD intends to release Better Buying Power 3.0 in October with the goal of achieving “dominant capabilities through …

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Pentagon Officials Assess Navy Carrier Drone’s Primary Mission

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Pentagon officials are reviewing the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike Air Vehicle project to determine the aircraft’s core mission, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “UCLASS is one of our new starts, so we want to make sure we get the requirements right,” Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, told …

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Frank Kendall Outlines Defense Department’s Acquisition Reform Plan

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Frank Kendall — defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics — has outlined the Defense Department’s plan to reform its acquisition processes, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Kendall listed seven focus areas for the strategy in a June letter to Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.). He also asked Congress to prevent …

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Frank Kendall: International Clients Still Look to U.S. Defense Industry

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The U.S. defense industry and Defense Department are shifting their focus toward pursuing business with international customers amid declining budgets and weak domestic demand, Defense News reported Saturday. Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics, said global clients remain dependent on the U.S. to produce defense products for …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: Pentagon Contracting Data Report Details Cost Overruns

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Rep. Mac Thornberry, who leads the House’s acquisition reform initiative, has acknowledged a contracting data report from the office of Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall, FCW reported Tuesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Thornberry has been pushing for a data-driven approach to overhauling Pentagon’s process of purchasing weapon and information technology systems. The …

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