Soldier-Centered Approach Helping Lead Ground Modernization Efforts


Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division were the first to receive the enhanced night vision goggle-binocular in September 2019. Bruce Jette, the Army's Acquisition Chief, credited the unique relationship between his office -- Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology -- and Army Futures Command, along with input from soldiers, for bringing systems like this one to life (photo credit: Sgt. 1st Class Chris Bridson).

Posted: May 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Nearly 2 years into its largest modernization overhaul in four decades, the Army looks to continue its momentum of developing new ground systems centered on input from soldiers.

Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee’s Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, the Army’s Acquisition Chief told lawmakers Thursday that adequate funding is needed to build on those efforts.

“The Army’s modernization program takes time and money,” said Bruce Jette, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. “We are working to achieve efficiency wherever possible, and we need sufficient, predictable, sustained, and timely funding to ensure a successful outcome.”


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