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At the 2017 annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army earlier this month, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, nearly blew the roof off the Washington Convention Center. Together with the Acting Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, General Milley announced the start of the most far-reaching restructuring of his service’s acquisition system in almost half a century.
By next summer, the Chief of Staff intends to stand up a new acquisition organization that will be responsible for modernization. A detailed description of this entity will have to await the results of a four-month study, now underway.

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WASHINGTON ― The Pentagon is hoping industry will volunteer information on weak spots in their industrial supply chains, as part of a broader review and war-gaming effort to discover potential failure points for America’s defense industrial base.John McGinn, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for defense, manufacturing and industrial base policy, laid out Wednesday how his team is hoping to prepare the department for an industrial base crisis in a time of conflict.

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