• Thanks for stopping by. Logging in to a registered account will remove all generic ads. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

In new directive, US Army reins in Army Futures Command

daftandbarmy

Army.ca Relic
Reaction score
11,363
Points
1,160
Seems like they've toppled a monster they created themselves ....


In new directive, US Army reins in Army Futures Command​



While previous directives intended “to build momentum, this guidance primarily addressed roles arising early in the equipping lifecycle, when requirements are evolving and experimentation takes place,” she wrote. “It did not adequately account for the shifting roles and functions as requirements move into development as programs of record through production, fielding, and sustainment.”

The previous directives also “created ambiguity regarding the primacy of acquisition authorities vested in the Army Secretariat that preserve civilian oversight and control in acquisition matters,” Wormuth said.

To get capabilities delivered to soldiers, the Army needs input and contributions of a variety of organizations, “not the unitary direction of one Army command,” she said.

Now as modernization programs move through the lifecycle, different Army organizations will assume primary roles, Wormuth noted.

Retired Lt. Gen. Tom Spoehr, now with the Heritage Foundation, told Defense News the directive “returns the Army to the way things were pre-2018 with a few exceptions. Army Futures Command exists but does not share or drive any acquisition efforts.”

“AFC clearly still develops requirements and concepts, but now has a much more limited role in the acquisition of capabilities,” he added.

 

ArmyRick

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
348
Points
880
Gotta be honest. I didn't know this organization even existed
 

Edward Campbell

Army.ca Myth
Subscriber
Donor
Mentor
Reaction score
1,280
Points
1,160
Oh ... how long before the Canadian Forces see a compelling need for another very senior (⭐⭐⭐ at least) GOFO and our very own Futures Command?🤦‍♂️
 

daftandbarmy

Army.ca Relic
Reaction score
11,363
Points
1,160
Oh ... how long before the Canadian Forces see a compelling need for another very senior (⭐⭐⭐ at least) GOFO and our very own Futures Command?🤦‍♂️


iron man GIF
 

Haggis

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
1,688
Points
1,140
Doesn't the CAF already have a directorate like that? A bunch of field grade officers who sit around and think shit up?
 
Top