The Army has its eyes set on closing the gap between technology life cycles and acquisition cycles.
The Army has launched a four-month project to create a new “modernization command,” and plans to have it fully functional by next summer.
After years of work inventorying its legacy business information technology systems and building more modern ones to replace them, the Army says it has an aggressive plan in place to cut its number of business IT systems in half.
Under a construct that’s still under discussion, the Defense Information Systems Agency would take charge of some portion of DoD’s cyber defenses under a new Joint Force Headquarters.
The Army still doesn’t know whether its new and growing force of soldiers dedicated to cyber missions is large enough for the task. But it’s certain it doesn’t have the legal authorities it needs to attract and retain the talent it wants.