Esper: Modernization push will avoid pursuit of 'unobtanium'

By Courtney McBride / January 29, 2018 at 9:58 AM
The Army's top civilian wants to modernize the force, but aims to avoid the extended acquisition time lines that have characterized previous efforts. Secretary Mark Esper told Inside the Army in a Jan. 23 interview, "the key is not to chase technologies that don't exist." Rather, the goal is to pursue capabilities that are attainable in the near term at acceptable costs. Acquisition reforms are critical to this effort, he said, noting that "one of the fundamental things that drives...

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