Kendall: Services Must Know Effect Budget Moves Have on Industry

February 6, 2012

The Pentagon is developing acquisition guidelines for the military services that show the industrial base implications of decisions made during the weapons-buying process.

"What I'd like to do ... is work more closely with the service acquisition executives so that we provide a tool to them that when they do their budget building process ... they can understand the industrial base implications much more clearly," Frank Kendall, the acting undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said during a Feb. 6 speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. 

Kendall — who the White House has nominated to become the Pentagon's top weapon buyer — discussed these guidelines with the acquisition executives from the Air Force, Army and Navy during an offsite meeting in recent weeks. 

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