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By Ethan Sterenfeld
May 11, 2022 at 2:22 PM

The former director of an Army Futures Command Cross-Function Team will help the service's acquisition executive ensure that new technology survives the process from development to production, Army acquisition chief Doug Bush said May 10.

Bush told the Senate Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee that he has made it a priority to “improve our batting average” at moving new capabilities from the science and technology portfolio into programs of record.

Pentagon acquisition officials and department leadership have said they are committed to bridging the “valley of death,” a budgetary and regulatory gap where technology is too advanced for more research but not ready enough for acquisition through traditional pathways.

Willie Nelson, previously director of the Assured Position, Navigation and Timing CFT, will now serve as the Army deputy assistant secretary for research and technology, Bush told Inside Defense after the hearing.

A directive last week from the Army secretary clarified the civilian-led acquisition executive’s primary role in acquisition policy. There had been confusion and occasional tension between the acquisition executive and the military-led Futures Command since the command’s 2018 creation.

“Building those bridges between the organizations to make sure things work better is one of the things I’m committed to,” Bush told the subcommittee.

Nelson will also serve as the acquisition executive’s chief scientist, according to a May 5 Army press release.

By John Liang
May 11, 2022 at 12:49 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Marine Corps' Force Design 2030 effort, weapons funding for Ukraine and more.

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger laid out his vision for the Marines and infantry battalions of 2030 at this week's Modern Day Marine 2022 conference:

Berger: Marines of 2030 will be multifaceted digital natives

The future Marine will not be a "starship trooper-looking person," but rather a digital native capable of operating multiple weapon systems, according to the service's top official.

House appropriators want to add $7 billion to the latest funding package for Ukraine:

House bill would increase Biden's Ukraine supplemental by $7B

The House Appropriations Committee has teed up a version of the Ukraine emergency supplemental funding bill that would increase President Biden's request by $7 billion, taking the final amount to $40 billion.

Initial operational testing on the Army's base Precision Strike Missile is planned for the first quarter of fiscal year 2025, and the missile could reach initial operational capability by the fourth quarter of that year:

Army has tested ramjet for future PrSM variant

The Army has already tested a ramjet that could power a future extended-range version of the Precision Strike Missile, according to senior service officials.

The Defense Department recently submitted its fourth package of legislative proposals for the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill:

Air Force asks Congress for A-10, KC-135 divestments in legislative proposals

A new batch of fiscal year 2023 legislative proposals released by the Defense Department last week is seeking congressional approval to retire several A-10 and KC-135 aircraft, a move which Air Force officials have described as necessary to modernize the force.

Document: Pentagon's fourth FY-23 legislative proposals package

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council has approved an "enduring" capability development document for the B-21 bomber program:

DOD sets $29 billion plan to develop new B-21 capabilities in tandem with production

Pentagon brass have approved plans to commence new upgrades for the B-21 Raider once the next-generation bomber begins low-rate production as part of marking cost and capability parameters, setting the stage for the Air Force to commit more than $29 billion in planned investment for the long-range strike project over the next five years.

Last but by no means least, the latest cyber defense news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

Pentagon moves up timeline for release of interim final rules to implement CMMC program

The Defense Department is accelerating by two months its plans to implement changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, with the release of two interim final rules now expected in March 2023 and requirements to start showing up in contracts 60 days after the rules are published under a three-year rollout plan.

NIST plans to release 'pre-call' for comments on controlled unclassified information publications in 2022

The National Institute of Standards and Technology this year will issue a "pre-call" for public comments on updates to four publications concerning the security of controlled unclassified information.

By Michael Marrow
May 11, 2022 at 12:44 PM

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation today to create a Space National Guard, according to a joint press release.

Last year, Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) introduced similar legislation in the House, and the bill introduced by Rubio and Feinstein is the Senate companion legislation. Both bills have several bipartisan cosponsors.

Although the legislation is backed by a range of lawmakers, it is opposed by the Biden administration. According to a statement of administration policy published in September 2021, the White House “strongly opposes the creation of [a] Space National Guard,” reasoning that it would create an unnecessary and costly bureaucracy and that units of the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve are already capable of performing space missions without a new Space Force National Guard component.

In response to a question from Rep. Kai Kahele (D-HI) during an April 27 House Armed Services Committee hearing, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond said “there’s multiple ways” with different associated costs to address the Space National Guard issue.

Those approaches, Raymond said, would involve the creation of a Space National Guard, continuing to utilize the Air National Guard under current conditions, or creating a new active-duty combined reserve.

“The critical piece of this is we rely on [the National Guard] today and we’re going to have to rely on them in the future,” he said.

The release from Rubio and Feinstein notes that active-duty space units were moved out of the Air Force and placed in the Space Force in 2019 but no plan was made to create a Space Force National Guard. Though the Air Force, Space Force and National Guard have since developed plans to establish a Space National Guard, that has yet to be implemented, according to the release.

Over 1,000 National Guard members currently perform space missions within the Air National Guard, which has created organizational difficulties after space activities were consolidated under the Space Force, according to Rubio and Feinstein.

“Creating a Space Force National Guard would also save money and ensure a smoother process in the event we need to activate personnel,” Feinstein said. “Not establishing a Space National Guard was a mistake when Space Force was created, and this bill will remedy that.”

“Creating a Space National Guard would boost our military readiness and increase efficiency,” Rubio said. “It would also ensure that the Space Force retains needed talent. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this commonsense bill.”

By Michael Marrow
May 11, 2022 at 11:39 AM

Terran Orbital announced today that it has delivered the first of 10 satellite buses to Lockheed Martin to support the Tranche 0 launch of the Space Development Agency's Transport Layer, the company said in a press release.

The Transport Layer seeks to create a constellation of variously sized satellites that will support communications and beyond-line-of-sight targeting for warfighters. The effort will also provide key infrastructure for the Defense Department’s Joint All Domain Command and Control initiative.

The Transport Layer’s first launch, called Tranche 0, is scheduled for this October and will launch 20 space vehicles. According to the SDA’s description of the project, forthcoming tranches will eventually launch between 300 to over 500 satellites in low-earth orbit.

Constructing new space capabilities remains a key goal of officials and policymakers. At a panel hosted by the Atlantic Council last week, SDA Policy Chief Paula Trimble stated that projects like the Transport Layer are critical to maintain an edge in space, reasoning that layers of small satellites are more resilient than current systems consisting of fewer, large satellites that often make easier targets.

Lockheed and York Space Systems were respectively awarded $187.5 million and $94 million contracts in August 2020 for the Tranche 0 project. According to a Terran Orbital spokesman, the first bus was delivered last week, and the company is on schedule for the remaining nine deliveries. The other 10 space buses will be delivered by York Space Systems.

By Michael Marrow
May 11, 2022 at 11:26 AM

The Air Force's selection of Huntsville, AL as the permanent location of U.S. Space Command headquarters complied with federal law and Defense Department policy and was a "reasonable" choice, DOD's inspector general found in a highly anticipated report.

After the Air Force announced last January that Huntsville had been selected as SPACECOM’s permanent headquarters, several lawmakers, led mostly by members of the Colorado delegation, requested that the IG review the decision, viewing it as improperly influenced by politics. In a Feb. 19, 2021 press release announcing his support for an IG review, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) called the decision the result of a “fundamentally flawed process.”

Lawmakers also requested the Government Accountability Office conduct a separate review, which has not yet been released. However, lawmakers were permitted to view a draft of the report in April, and several members of the Colorado delegation released a joint statement after reading the report that stated “we are even more concerned about the questionable decision to move U.S. Space Command from Colorado to Alabama.”

The IG found the process used “relevant and objective evaluation factors” to inform the basing decision and that input from stakeholders was sufficiently solicited.

Of the 21 criteria used by basing officials to determine a permanent location, 10 criteria were reasonable and accurate, eight were reasonable but could not be fully verified due to a lack of relevant documentation and three could not be determined because of a lack of supporting documentation or officials were not available to discuss them. However, the Air Force secretary “placed less importance on these three criteria,” according to a summary of the report’s findings.

Concerns about the process intensified after former President Trump remarked last August that he personally hand-picked the Huntsville site, raising further suspicions that the process was influenced by politics.

“I single-handedly said, ‘let’s go to Alabama,’” Trump said on an Alabama-based radio show.

The IG report did not find that politics influenced the process, though it issued recommendations to improve record retention and establish policies and procedures for implementing basing decisions of a unified combatant command. The IG also recommended the Air Force secretary review the Air Force’s analysis of the childcare, housing affordability and access to military/veteran support criteria used in the evaluation process and the defense secretary should assess concerns of SPACECOM’s “full operational capability.”

In a statement to Inside Defense, Lamborn said he was concerned with the IG’s conclusions and pointed to the impending release of the GAO report.

“This [IG] report focused on the chronology of the events and whether any nefarious or illegal actions occurred, while the forthcoming GAO report did a much deeper review of the criteria and scoring in this basing decision,” Lamborn said. “With only a cursory review of the process itself, the DOD OIG’s conclusion that the previous basing decision was reasonable simply means that it was logical based on flawed evaluations. I will continue to advocate for a fair and transparent basing decision that prioritizes national security imperatives and rapidly addresses the increasing threats we face in space.”

By Briana Reilly
May 10, 2022 at 6:09 PM

The House Armed Services Committee announced its subcommittee mark-up schedule for the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill today, set for June 8 and 9, paving the way for the legislation to clear the full committee later in the month.

Kicking off the schedule is the cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee, which is set to begin its work at 10 a.m. Eastern on June 8, committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) said in a joint press release.

Following the cyber subcommittee’s mark, the following subcommittees plan to have their own processes on June 8:

  • Strategic forces subcommittee, 12 p.m.;
  • Seapower and projection forces subcommittee, 2 p.m.;
  • Military personnel subcommittee, 3:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, the tactical air and land forces subcommittee will mark up the legislation on June 9 at 10 a.m., followed by the readiness subcommittee at 12 p.m. that day, and the intelligence and special operations panel at 2 p.m.

Smith previously announced the full committee intends to mark up the bill June 22, setting up a floor vote for early July. President Biden has requested $813 billion for the entire U.S. defense budget, including $773 billion for the Pentagon. Congressional Republicans, however, have vowed to fight for a higher topline to account for inflation.

By Ethan Sterenfeld
May 10, 2022 at 5:06 PM

John Murray, a retired four-star general and the first chief of Army Futures Command, will be a strategic adviser to the board of Vita Inclinata, whose products stabilize helicopter loads, the company announced today.

A Vita Inclinata system that stabilizes litters during medical evacuations has been featured at the Project Convergence experiments, which AFC organizes. That system allows helicopters to lift wounded soldiers more quickly than current technology allows, and it minimizes spin that can exacerbate injuries.

“I firmly believe that the technology Vita is delivering to our warfighters will make MEDEVAC operations safer and ultimately save lives,” Murray said in a press release from the company. “I’m committed to helping Vita disrupt traditional U.S. Government contract development by identifying solutions to ‘cross the valley of death.’”

Paul Ostrowski, a retired three-star and former principal military deputy to the Army acquisition executive, has also recently joined Vita Inclinata’s board, according to the press release.

By John Liang
May 10, 2022 at 1:27 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Army's Infantry Squad Vehicle program, the Marine Corps' Force Design effort and more.

We start off with some Army vehicle news:

Army's ISV to replace GMVs in conventional forces

The Army plans to replace a five-year-old troop carrier with the new Infantry Squad Vehicle in the three infantry brigades that fielded the earlier vehicle, according to Steve Herrick, product lead for ground mobility vehicles.

ISV reaches first unit equipped

The Army's new Chevy-based infantry carrier reached its official first unit equipped milestone last week, less than two years after the service awarded the program's first production contract.

Army deciding next steps on much-hyped, under-funded eLRV

The Army has approved a rapid prototyping plan for its electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle, but a lack of funding in fiscal year 2022 will slow program development, according to the service official in charge of the program.

The Marine Corps has released an update to its Force Design effort which calls for Marines to be more mobile and lethal and move away from legacy capabilities to counter China in the Pacific by 2030:

Marine Corps makes recon top priority in Force Design update

As the Marine Corps enters year three of its modernization effort, the service is citing progress and identifying reconnaissance missions, information warfare and littoral mobility as some of the main drivers in Force Design 2030.

Document: Marine Corps force design update

A new Government Accountability Office report makes "nine recommendations to incorporate leading practices for managing deferred maintenance and to improve Navy reporting on the depot maintenance backlog":

GAO: Navy's financial reporting understates ship maintenance backlog

The Government Accountability Office has found the Navy understates the costs of ship deferred depot maintenance -- adding up to nearly $1.8 billion in maintenance backlog.

Document: GAO report on Navy ship maintenance

The latest cyber news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

Microsoft sees opportunity in working with partners on 'cloud-hosted enclave' for CMMC compliance

The Pentagon's interest in enabling companies to reach Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification compliance through FedRAMP-approved cloud offerings is generating conversations within Microsoft and managed service providers on how such an offering could work in practice.

A new Air Force program, called Space Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, will design new models to measure space-based effects of future systems, which will then inform the commercial sector about how to fulfill the service’s needs:

Air Force pursues commercial partnerships, advanced modeling for new space technologies

The Air Force is seeking to develop advanced modeling that will more effectively leverage commercial technologies to maintain an edge in space, according to the service's fiscal year 2023 budget justification documents.

By Briana Reilly
May 10, 2022 at 12:57 PM

The Pentagon's research and engineering office is shaking up its organizational chart by redesignating three positions as deputy chief technology officers and shifting the purview of those roles in an attempt to streamline the technology-to-capability pipeline.

The changes, announced by the Defense Department today, target the current trio of defense R&E directors within the office of the under secretary of defense for research and engineering.

"Taken holistically, these changes will posture our organization to work at speed and increase collaboration both inside and outside the Department," Heidi Shyu, the Pentagon’s chief technology officer, said in the press release.

The announcement redesignates the following three positions:

  • The director of defense research and engineering for research and technology as the deputy chief technology officer for science and technology. The new title includes a shift toward “foundational research and development,” according to the release, that spans from technology protection to small business programs.
  • The director of defense research and engineering for modernization as the deputy chief technology officer for critical technologies. Under the new org chart, the position oversees applied technology such as hypersonics and directed energy, as well as enabling technology including microelectronics and human-machine interfaces, as well as the 5G Transition Office.
  • The director of defense research and engineering for advanced capabilities as the deputy chief technology officer for mission capabilities. That outfit will center its work around joint prototyping, experimentation and rapid technology transition, among other things, per the release.
By Briana Reilly
May 10, 2022 at 12:24 PM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has identified a potential new artificial intelligence exploration opportunity surrounding the combination and processing of sensor and environmental information to bolster machine learning.

The so-called “enabling confidence” effort, which DARPA flagged in a special notice last week, could become the latest AI research topic for the agency’s Microsystems Technology Office.

The listing, which signals officials’ interest in the area, states the effort aims to research whether input sensor and environmental covariance data could enhance the performance of ML systems. Processing those inputs accurately, it notes, “is the key enabler for optimally combining information originating from multiple heterogeneous sensors and subsystems.”

Covariance describes the relationship between two variables and how changes in one track with changes in the other.

If pursued, the notice says DARPA will approach the topic within the confines of an 18-month program, split evenly into two nine-month phases. Under the initial phase, those involved would work to assess the feasibility of achieving accurate covariance baselines through model experimentation, while the second phase would shift the focus to the potential of edge deployment.

By Shelley K. Mesch
May 9, 2022 at 2:37 PM

The Defense Department is seeking to modify existing laws to allow it to protect overseas facilities from unmanned aircraft systems, according to a recently released batch of legislative proposals.

In the proposal, language would be added to Title 10 Chapter 3 of the U.S. Code to prevent certain sections of Title 18 and Title 49 from applying to DOD or the Coast Guard when they are mitigating threats from UASs.

Title 18 relates to crimes and criminal procedures, and Title 19 relates to transportation.

The current statutes prevent counter-UAS operations outside of the U.S., including when those aircraft are conducting “mere surveillance,” according to the proposal.

“‘Mere surveillance’ of military operations can jeopardize operational security and be predictive of a threat to military personnel and operations at a future time,” the proposal states.

C-UAS operations are already allowed within the U.S. under written code.

By John Liang
May 9, 2022 at 1:52 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on military assistance to Ukraine, the Pentagon's fiscal year 2023 budget request and more.

The Defense Department's top acquisition official spoke to reporters recently about military assistance to Ukraine:

LaPlante reviewing more than 300 industry proposals that could tap $6B for Ukraine weapons

Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said the Defense Department hopes to spend $6 billion in emergency funding to procure new weapons that can be delivered directly to Ukraine, rather than transferred from U.S. stocks, and has received more than 300 proposals from defense contractors looking to do so.

The Pentagon's No. 2 civilian official spoke at a Reagan Institute event on Friday:

Hicks wants Congress to avoid budget boosts that diverge from DOD's plans

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said today that if Congress is to add billions of dollars to the Pentagon budget, as many lawmakers have vowed to do, she would rather the funds be used to relieve inflation to keep the department's five-year program plans on track, instead of halting proposed cuts to fleets of ships and aircraft.

Lockheed Martin flew reporters to Connecticut to visit the company's Sikorsky helicopter factory last week:

Sikorsky searches for the Black Hawk's future

STRATFORD, CT -- The 5,000th Black Hawk will join the assembly line at Sikorsky's sprawling production facility here later this year. It's a major milestone for a program that may have few of them left: The Army's final multiyear Black Hawk procurement order is scheduled to end in 2027, Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo told reporters Wednesday.

The Missile Defense Agency's fiscal year 2023 budget request provides new details about plans to upgrade terminal defense capability to deal with a new class of ultra-fast maneuvering threats:

DOD picks SPY-7 for land-based Aegis, giving Lockheed first U.S. customer for new radar

The Pentagon has selected Lockheed Martin's SPY-7 radar as a land-based sensor for the new project to harden Guam against projected Chinese threats, marking the first adoption by the U.S. government of the alternative to the Raytheon-built SPY-6 radar for use with the Aegis weapon system.

The Defense Information Systems Agency is barreling toward its May 20 transition deadline -- the point at which defense mission partners will need to jump from the existing milCloud 2.0, which officials are letting expire this summer, to commercial cloud or the new on-premise option, called Stratus:

DISA sprints toward May 20 milCloud 2.0 sunset date

After months of working "really aggressively" to add capabilities to a new, on-premise cloud environment and migrate users there ahead of the sunset of milCloud 2.0, the Defense Information Systems Agency is preparing to move toward a more regular update cadence shaped by a "very deliberately" planned roadmap, an agency official said.

By Tony Bertuca
May 9, 2022 at 5:00 AM

Capitol Hill's "posture season" is in full swing this week with an abundance of hearings on the defense budget and military modernization.

Monday

The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion with the National Guard Bureau chief.

Tuesday

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a worldwide threats hearing.

The Senate Armed Services airland subcommittee holds a hearing on Army modernization.

The Senate Armed Services seapower and readiness subcommittees hold a hearing on shipyard infrastructure.

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the Army budget.

The Modern Day Marine conference begins in Washington.

Wednesday

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the defense budget with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord.

The House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the Navy budget.

The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee holds a hearing on missile defense and missile defeat programs.

The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee holds a hearing on military readiness.

The Senate Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee holds a hearing on the Space Force budget.

The Naval Postgraduate School hosts an Acquisition Research Symposium.

Thursday

The House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the Army budget.

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee holds a hearing on “Air Force projection forces aviation programs and capabilities.”

The House Armed Services cyber, innovative technologies, and information systems subcommittee holds a hearing on Pentagon science and technology efforts.

Friday

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee holds a hearing on Marine Corps modernization.

By Briana Reilly
May 6, 2022 at 3:41 PM

The head of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit is planning to leave his post in September, Inside Defense has confirmed.

Director Michael Brown, who's served at the helm of DIU since fall 2018, first notified officials of his planned departure on April 27, Defense Department spokesman Lt. Cmd. Tim Gorman said in a statement. Politico first reported the news this afternoon.

Brown will be exiting the job Sept. 2, when his two-year term as a DOD “highly qualified expert” ends, Gorman said. It’s unclear who his successor will be. Mike Madsen currently serves as the outfit’s deputy.

“DOD is invested in finding the next talented DIU director who can bring the continued level of leadership and experience needed at this intersection of technology and national security and ensuring DIU’s continued growth and success in the following years," Gorman added.

The statement doesn’t mention Brown’s future plans.

The move comes as the DOD inspector general continues its probe into Brown’s alleged misuse of government contracting authorities and dismissal of federal hiring regulations while at DIU -- an investigation that led Brown to withdraw his nomination for Pentagon acquisition chief last summer. He has denied all alleged wrongdoing.

Brown in recent months has been pushing his so-called “fast follower” strategy as he seeks buy-in to overhaul the military’s approach to requirements, acquisition and budgeting.

Meanwhile in April, DIU opened its first Midwest office in Chicago, marking the organization's fifth outpost as part of the unit’s shift toward a more regional outreach focus aiming to connect innovative companies with the Defense Department.

By John Liang
May 6, 2022 at 1:56 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on small satellite deployment, Ukraine war funding, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and more.

Space Development Agency Policy Chief Paula Trimble spoke this week during a panel hosted by the Atlantic Council:

Deployment of small satellites key to future warfighting, SDA policy chief says

As the United States races to maintain superiority in space, small satellites are expected to play an increasingly critical role in keeping an edge over competitors like China, according to Space Development Agency Policy Chief Paula Trimble.

Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord has approved the transfer of $1.4 billion to provide "funding for the replacement of defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense, and for reimbursement for defense services of the Department of Defense and military education and training provided to the Government of Ukraine":

DOD draws $1.4B from special Ukraine fund to replenish U.S. stocks

The Defense Department is internally shifting $1.4 billion from the Ukraine Replacement Transfer Fund to replenish Javelin anti-tank and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles that have been transferred to Ukraine from U.S. stocks to help push back a Russian invasion, according to a document from the Pentagon comptroller.

Document: DOD's Ukraine replacement transfer fund tranche #1 reprogramming action

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the Army's fiscal year 2023 budget request this week:

Army Alaska could become 11th Airborne Division

The Army is considering renaming its two-star headquarters in Alaska the 11th Airborne Division, but the service does not plan to change the size of its presence in the state, senior officials told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

Document: Senate hearing on the Army's FY-23 budget request

A new Government Accountability Office report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program finds that the Defense Department "can't ensure that it has current records on all of the program assets that it owns, where they are located, and how much they cost":

GAO: F-35 program still not fully tracking fighter parts, costs

The Government Accountability Office has found that F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program officials still do not have a full accounting of the costs tied to the various parts of the aircraft, despite making efforts to create a baseline inventory and improve tracking of those assets in recent years.

Document: GAO report on the F-35 program

A new Army directive changes language in earlier guidance that had given Army Futures Command the power to lead service modernization efforts, shifting some authority back to the assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology:

New Army directive shifts power from Futures Command

The Army is shifting some modernization leadership power from Army Futures Command and reaffirming the role of the service's acquisition executive, according to a directive issued by Secretary Christine Wormuth Tuesday.

Document: Army directive on Futures Command