The following is an Aug. 26, 2015 white paper by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Frank Kendall on the Pentagon’s independent research and development (IR&D) initiative that’s part of Better Buying Power 3.0 acquisition reform. Read More
The following is the April 9, 2015 Better Buying Power 3.0 memo and outline, signed by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L)Frank Kendall. Read More
This post has been updated to include comments from vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon will formally create an Electronic Warfare (EW) Programs Council today, with the hopes of boosting the U.S. military’s waning technological edge in this area, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work said on Tuesday.
Work, speaking at the Credit Suisse/McAleese 2016 Defense Programs Conference, said that the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy would center on winning a guided munitions salvo against an opponent, and EW capabilities would be pivotal to achieving this capability. Read More
The Pentagon’s top acquisition official told Congress the U.S. defense complex is good at incremental evolutions in technology but has slipped in bringing about revolutionary systems to the battlefield. Read More
The following is Jan. 7, 2014 Department of Defense instruction that outlines the Pentagon’s Better Buying Power initiative. Read More
The Pentagon is launching a new “third game-changing offset strategy” to maintain America’s decisive technological military edge well into the future. The new strategy will be developed by deputy defense secretary Bob Work and Pentagon procurement chief Frank Kendall. Read More
The Pentagon’s top acquisition official apologized he “didn’t have better news” in discussing the Department of Defense’s fiscal outlook during his keynote address on Tuesday at the EAST: Joint Warfighting 2013 symposium in Virginia Beach, Va.
Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics warned the Department of Defense might have to again operate under a Continuing Resolution rather than a budget for Fiscal Year 2014.
“It’s starting to make me nervous,” he said. Read More