Defense Acquisition Chief Lays Out Hard-Won Lessons

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 — The outgoing undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics leaves office this week, and he’s leaving behind a road map for the future of defense acquisition.

Frank Kendall spoke yesterday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies here about his new book, “Getting Defense Acquisition Right,” which is available in PDF form here.

The book contains, as Kendall wrote in its introduction, “some of the hard-won lessons of my decades of experience in the development of new defense products.”

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