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Army Futures Command is leading the efforts to modernize the United States Army. Earlier this week, Government Matters spoke with Gen. Mike Murray, Commanding General of Army Futures Command, at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting to discuss the latest initiatives from the command and lessons learned from past Joint All-Domain exercises.

  • Murray said the command has made “remarkable progress” since it started in 2018, spearheading initiatives such as Project Convergence, a software factory and the Army Applications Lab.
  • Army Futures Command developed AI algorithms to connect sensors to shooters for Project Convergence and brought in the entire joint force to focus on solving the hardest use cases for future conflict, said Murray.
  • He said communication with major defense partners has improved and the command is working with startups and other nontraditional companies to look at problems differently and find innovative solutions.
  • Connecting legacy systems, providing access to data and working around network vulnerabilities are key, Murray explained.
  • Murray said there is enough need in the Army for Long-Range Hypersonic Weapons, which have increased speed, range and difficulty of interception, because posing more dilemmas to an adversary strengthens the joint force.

This conversation is part of the Government Matters Army Modernization series. Watch the full interview:

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