The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce recently inducted Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the Department of Defense, as its Public Sector Partner of the Year. The presentation was made as part of the 14th Annual Greater Washington GovCon Awards.
In his role at DoD, Kendall is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for all matters pertaining to acquisition; research and engineering; developmental testing; contract administration; logistics and materiel readiness; installations and environment; operational energy; chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons; the acquisition workforce; and the defense industrial base. He is the leader of the DoD’s efforts to increase the department’s buying power and improve the performance of the defense acquisition enterprise.
Kendall has over 40 years of experience in engineering, management, defense acquisition, and national security affairs in private industry, government and the military.
Kendall is a former member of the Army Science Board and the Defense Intelligence Agency Science and Technology Advisory Board and he has been a consultant to the Defense Science Board and a senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Kendall also spent 10 years on active duty with the Army serving in Germany, teaching engineering at West Point