Pentagon Acquisition Chief Defends New IRAD Policy Amid Industry Opposition

By Tony Bertuca / May 19, 2015 at 3:23 PM
Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acquisition chief, said Tuesday he does not plan to seek changes to the law governing the defense industry's use of reimbursed independent research and development funding, though he still plans to pursue a controversial new policy requiring companies to find a government sponsor for IRAD projects prior to approval. "I don't think we need statutory changes to implement what I put in Better Buying Power," he told reporters following a speech in Tysons Corner, VA. "I...

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