Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has discussed how DoD’sÂ use of data in acquisition procedures and policies seeks toÂ generate savings for the military inÂ development and production programs, DoD News reported Tuesday.
Kendall reviewed the department’sÂ latestÂ Performance of the Defense Acquisition System report at a Defense One-hosted event, Cheryl Pellerin writes.
âI believe in using data to inform policy,â¦ so what I’ve been trying to do for the last several years is have a more data-driven set of acquisition policies,â Kendall said.
He noted that the Pentagon has seen lowerÂ cost growth in major defense programs thanÂ historical cost figures as a result of the implementation of aÂ âshould-cost managementâ approach as part of DoD’sÂ Better Buying Power initiative, Pellerin reports.
DoD launchedÂ Better Buying Power in 2010 in an effort to bolsterÂ industry productivity and DoDâs acquisition power through competition, cost control and other methods.
Kendall said hisÂ office will release later this year the Compendium of Program Manager Assessments report that contains individual accounts on major acquisition programs.