Army RCO director hails cost-first acquisition approach

September 7, 2018 at 4:11 PM
The military services frequently decide which capabilities they want to pursue long before considering what they are willing to spend, according to the Army's Rapid Capabilities Office executive director. "Frankly, cost has to be at the beginning" of the requirements process, Tanya Skeen told industry leaders at a Defense News conference Sept. 5. "If you're looking at a particular threat, you have to think, 'What is the cost I'm willing to put into to defeat this?'" As the head of...

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