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Bruce Jette

Army Secretary Ramps Up 3D Printing

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A new policy orders organizations across the Army to embrace advanced manufacturing to “fundamentally change” both modernization and readiness.

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JLTV: Army Approves Full-Rate Production Despite Doubts

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Army Secretary Mark Esper has publicly said the armored off-road truck was designed to defeat guerrillas, at a time when the Army is refocusing on great powers. But the Army still plans to buy about 50,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and has even added JLTV to its elite list of 31 top-priority programs.

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Who Takes Esper’s SecArmy Seat: McCarthy Or Jette?

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As the three most powerful civilians in the Army Department, Esper, McCarthy, and Jette have formed by all accounts a tight-knit and effective team. That’s particularly remarkable because they’ve had abundant opportunities for conflict as they turned the Army bureaucracy upside down.

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Army To Test ATLAS Robotic Gun: Bruce Jette

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The experimental turret will use the technology — and the safeguards — from the Army’s ATLAS project, originally misrepresented in the media as building “killer robots.”

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Army Will Cull Hypersonic & Laser Weapons Portfolios: Jette & Murray

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While Congress wrestles with CH-47 cuts, Army leaders are already looking ahead to hard decisions on high tech.

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IP Rights For Robot Tanks: NGCV To Test-Drive New Policy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Army modernization isn’t just buying bigger guns. The devils lie in the smallest contractual details.

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12 Moments Of Truth For Army Modernization In 2019

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: At least a dozen major Army weapons programs face big decisions in 2019. The service will launch a competition for new armored vehicles; award development contracts for scout aircraft and helicopter engines; conduct key tests of long-range missiles, anti-aircraft defenses, rifles, targeting goggles, and multiple battlefield networks; and field new electronics for command posts.

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Futures Command Won’t Hurt Oversight, Army Tells Congress

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army believes it has all the legal authorities it needs to reform. Now it just has to make the reform work.

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Can Army Futures Command Overcome Decades Of Dysfunction?

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“There are ways to be innovative in the Army,” retired Lt. Gen. Tom Spoehr said. But you have to protect the innovators from the institutional culture of the Pentagon: “You can send them someplace else, like Austin.”

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Top Army Buyer Warns Industry To Guard Its IP Until New Policy

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“Does that mean you can’t talk to us? No,” Assistant Secretary Bruce Jette said. “What it means is, if you have secret sauce, reserve the secret sauce, make sure we understand what you want to talk about. Only when we get down to contract discussions should you bring out the secret sauce.”

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