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Marine Corps Opens Rapid Capabilities Office in Virginia

The U.S. Marine Corps has established a rapid capabilities office at the service branch’s warfighting laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, in an effort to inform future investment plans and force requirements, C4ISR and Networks reported Monday.

Mark Pomerleau writes the Marine Corps built the office to accelerate prototyping, demonstration, experimentation and prototyping of new technology platforms.

“The RCO will lead and build collaborative partnerships with a variety of organizations in the joint, naval, Marine Corps and commercial sectors to maximize resources and to provide venues to rapidly conduct operational assessments of relevant capability prototypes,” Masco Settles, deputy director of the RCO, told C4ISRNET in an email.

The report said the Marine Corps Systems Command, Defense Department‘s Strategic Capabilities Office, Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Marine Corps Special Operations Command will provide assistance to the new RCO.

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