Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office to Be Stood Up in September

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August 30, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: August 30 on

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — An Army rapid capabilities office, which will aim to quickly field technology and put it in the hands of soldiers, is nearing its debut, said the undersecretary of the Army Aug.16. “That roll out will be in September,” said Patrick Murphy at the U.S. Army Innovation Summit 3, which was hosted by Army Materiel Command and Training and Doctrine Command. There is a great amount of momentum right now within the Army as it prepares to stand up the office, he added. “We are trying to get … moving and we’re moving the ball forward,” he said. “I’m pumped about that and we all should be.” Katrina McFarland, acting assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, said the office would bring together professionals from around the service including requirements officers, logisticians and engineers.