Frank Kendall,Â defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said the Defense DepartmentÂ has reached a 30-year low inÂ cost growth on major acquisition programs, Defense One reported Monday.
Marcus Weisgerber writes Kendall publishedÂ an annual report on DoD’sÂ acquisition systemÂ amid the Senate Armed Services Committee’s plan to abolish Kendall’s position.
The senate’s version of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill contains a provision that wouldÂ split Frank’sÂ responsibilitiesÂ between a new undersecretary for research and engineering and an undersecretary for management and support.
Kendall told reporters the 224-pageÂ report will provide Congress members with data that could support his acquisition ideas,Â Defense News reported.
Aaron Mehta writes Kendall’s report shows a downward trend in program costs and delays as well as analysis on aspects of the acquisition process such as sustainment and requirement stability.
Kendall aims to create a fourth version of the Better Buying Power — a series of initiatives to updateÂ the defense acquisition system — if he retains his position, Defense One said.