Klimas: SASC Chairman McCain wants to eliminate USD-ATL Kendall’s job

The job of Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall wouldn’t exist any more if the Senate Armed Services Committee’s markup of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act becomes law. The Committee Chairman, Senator John McCain, calls the bill a reform package. Jacqueline Klimas is defense reporter for the Washington Examiner. She explained what would replace the job Kendall now holds, what else was included in the Senate’s NDAA mark, and how the House and Senate versions differ, on National Defense Week.

Jacqueline Klimas on National Defense Week

Photo: Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, addresses award winners and audience members in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes Dec. 10, 2015, before the award ceremony for the 2015 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards. U.S. Army photo by Mr. Leroy Council.

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