A version of this article appears in the September 1 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. The most powerful acquisition official in the Pentagon is about to give contractors what they want—and fear—the most: more competition. Last week, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, Frank Kendall, unveiled new guidance to his 151,000-plus workforce that greatly expands the range to which the Pentagon forces competition in its contracting. The ...


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