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Former DoD Acquisition Chief Frank Kendall Joins Leidos Board; Roger Krone Comments

Frank Kendall, former undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, has been appointed to Leidos‘ board of directors. Leidos said Wednesday Kendall currently serves as executive in residence at Arlington, Virginia-based aerospace and defense advisory firm Renaissance Strategic Advisors. “Frank brings more than 40 years of experience in …

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Raytheon-Built GPS OCX Launch & Checkout System Completes Factory Qualification Test

Raytheon has completed factory qualification test on the launch and checkout system of an operational control system the company developed for the U.S. Air Force‘s GPS satellite constellation. The company said Tuesday it tested 74 segment requirements of the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System to verify whether LCS meets Air Force standards. Bill Sullivan, …

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Air Force, Raytheon to Continue GPS Operational Control System Modernization Work

The U.S. Air Force can continue its program to develop a new ground-based command system for the military branch’s GPS satellite constellation after Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall certified the project to Congress, DoD News reported Friday. Karen Parrish writes Raytheon, the prime contractor on the $5.46 billion GPS Advanced Control Segment, works with DoD …

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Pentagon Leaders, Trade Associations Discuss Defense Industry’s Environment

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall met with three defense trade associations in an effort to understand and address issues that affect the aerospace and defense industry. CEOs and senior executives from the National Defense Industrial Association, Aerospace Industries Association and the Professional Services Council discussed acquisition …

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Northrop to Enter Low-Rate Initial Production for MQ-4C Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman has obtained approval from Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall to begin low-rate initial production of the company’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Navy‘s surveillance operations. The Navy said Friday the milestone C decision represents the beginning of the production and deployment stage of the Triton UAS program. Sean …

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Air Force Solicits Design & Modification Proposal from Boeing for Future Presidential Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has asked Boeing to submit a proposal on the engineering and manufacturing development phase for the service branch’s Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program. The military branch said Monday it issued the request for proposal for the PAR program’s EMD phase after it received authorization from Frank Kendall, …

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Frank Kendall OKs Consolidated Shipboard Networks Program’s Full Deployment

The Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program has achieved full deployment approval after Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, signed an acquisition decision memorandum on the CANES program, Chips magazine reported Friday. Steven A. Davis writes the CANES program aims to reduce shipboard network workload through information technology modernization …

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Reports: Air Force Long Range Bomber Review Finished, Contract Award Set for August

Frank Kendall — defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics — and Bill LaPlante — the Air Force‘s acquisition chief — have wrapped up a review for the branch’s Long Range Strike Bomber program, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. “We looked at the design to make sure it’s at the level of maturity it’s supposed to be,” …

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