Frank Kendall

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Daniel Snider)A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies above the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 17, 2020. The Thunderbolt II is a highly accurate, global reach airframe that provides U.S. and coalition forces a maneuverable close air support and precision strike platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Daniel Snider)

Air Force planning restructure for future competition and savings

The service wants to downsize the number of aircraft it uses and focus on modernizing current systems and developing next generation weapons to make its…

Read more

DoD wants to cut contracting time by 50 percent as part of AT&L split

Read more
Defense Secretary James Mattis

With most senior positions still vacant, Pentagon must tell Congress how it plans to restructure itself

Read more

The legacy of Better Buying Power: DoD’s gambit to reform acquisition ‘from within’

Read more

In final speech, DoD acquisition chief knocks congressional reforms as unhelpful

Read more

DoD launching new website to help industry comply with independent R&D disclosure rules

The Pentagon is developing a new web portal to make it easier for firms to let the government know about their independent research & development (IR&D)…

Read more
FILE - The Pentagon is seen in this aerial view in Washington, in this March 27, 2008 file photo. The Pentagon has revised its Law of War guidelines to remove wording that could permit U.S. military commanders to treat war correspondents as “unprivileged belligerents” if they think the journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with enemy forces. The amended manual, published on July 22, 2016, also drops wording that equated journalism with spying. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD report shows big savings from ‘should cost’ policy

One of the main tenets of the Pentagon’s Better Buying Power initiative is changing procurement for the better.

Read more

DoD about to revamp its processes for buying business IT systems

If all goes according to plan, the Defense Department is a few weeks away from releasing new guidance on how it buys and builds business IT systems.

Read more