The Army is taking steps to streamline the historically byzantine acquisition process. On Oct. 9, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley and Acting Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy unveiled plans to create a command with the sole task of delivering new technologies more quickly to the warfighters that need them.

“Our competitors are doing it faster than us. If you don’t adapt in a changing environment, you die,” McCarthy told an audience on Oct. 9 at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting.
Milley and McCarthy specifically want to see:

* Restoration of Army dominance in range, munitions and target acquisition
* A new combat vehicle
* New manned and unmanned vertical-lift platforms
* A network that would continue to function when the electromagnetic spectrum is denied or degraded.
* Air and missile defense capabilities.
* Enhancement of soldier lethality.