Frank Kendall

Air Force chief ready to ‘gamble’ on fast-tracking new drones

by • 3 weeks ago

The service wants new robotic wingmen to help maintain air superiority against advanced adversaries.

Air Force positions autonomous drones, networked weapon systems as top priorities

by • 1 month ago

The Air Force is asking Congress for more than $100 million in additional R&D funding for autonomous drones and networked weapon systems.

Air Force Secretary wants to boost work with traditional defense industry

by • 8 months ago

Frank Kendall says more can be done to tap the capabilities of existing defense contractors and nonprofits.

Kendall merges Air Force acquisition offices to support Space Force

by • 9 months ago

The shakeup aims to reinvigorate Space Force acquisition while it waits for congressionally approved leadership.

New Air Force secretary voices skepticism over Internet of Things program

by • 9 months ago

Frank Kendall said he wants to focus on tech that could provide military capabilities in the near future.

Pentagon tech chief nominee wants more upfront funding for programs

by • 1 year ago

Heidi Shyu tells lawmakers the department should ‘strive to flip’ the current ratio of sustainment costs to upfront funding for tech programs.