Army implementing changes to accelerate acquisition timeline
Published 11:00 PM, May 31, 2022
The U.S. Army is embarking on the largest modernization effort in over 40 years to confront the pacing threat from China. The assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology oversees the Army’s acquisition enterprise.
Young Bang, principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, said his office has been working on changes to accelerate acquisition and as a result, the Army is on target to field 24 new capabilities by 2023.
Bang said his office is working on critical needs surrounding long-range precision fires as part of the secretary of the Army’s modernization priorities.
As modernization efforts are underpinned by digital transformation, the Army is working to upskill some of its workforce, and new authorities will allow more people from industry to enter the workforce, he said.