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Rebuilding Army Acquisition For Multi-Domain Battle

Posted by Shawn Walsh on

  Plagued by bureaucracy, budget cuts and canceled programs, the US Army is aggressively trying to improve how and what it buys by better collaborating with industry to innovate instead of evolving. A few simple changes to our current methods could have tremendous impacts on our ability to innovate and meet future challenges. A key could… Keep reading →

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Holy Smoke! GM, Army Turn Out New Hydrogen Car In 9 Months…

Posted by Colin Clark on

AUSA: I’ve covered the Army since 1997 and detailed its acquisition disasters from Crusader to Comanche to Future Combat System to — oh, let’s not get depressed and stop there — and I could not imagine the Big Green Machine putting a contract together for a new vehicle in nine months, let alone issuing a… Keep reading →

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Modernization: Army Leadership Must Seize Initiative [Sponsored]

Posted by Andrew Hunter on

Times are hard for the United States Army. It has experienced a budget decline of almost 50 percent in constant dollars since 2008 as a result of the combined effects of the drawdown of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the caps established in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Army force structure is… Keep reading →

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Army Takes On Requirements: ‘Everybody’s Got To Change’

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

WASHINGTON: “Everybody’s got to change.” That’s the message from Army Gen. David Perkins, about everything from concepts to training to weapons programs. “A couple of weeks ago, we had a meeting with the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff,” he said. “They said, ‘look, this is not business as usual.” “Everybody is going to have to… Keep reading →

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