10 Oct '17, 1pm

#USArmy’s planned modernization command supports @DeptofDefense’s primary lines of effort. https://t.co/zjhwvFCUlI

#USArmy’s planned modernization command supports @DeptofDefense’s primary lines of effort. https://t.co/zjhwvFCUlI

WASHINGTON -- As part of an effort to face down the issues outlined in a complex problem statement, the Department of Defense has laid out three lines of effort -- one of which the Army has already moved out on in a big way. At the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition Monday, Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy revealed that the Army has plans for a "modernization command," to stand up by summer of 2018. Speaking during a press conference at the exposition, alongside Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, McCarthy said that existing Army systems are becoming outdated as compared to what adversaries might produce, and also that the processes the Army now uses to field potential new systems are themselves outdated and slow by comparison to how adversaries operate. McCarthy pointed to systems like the Abrams tank, the AH-64 Apache helic...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/195077

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