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TRADOC Partners With Other Army Units on Weapons Acquisition Requirements

Lt. Gen. HR McMaster
H.R. McMaster

The U.S. Army is working to reform its weapons acquisition process by collaborating with operational units and program offices to develop doctrine on the acquisition requirements, Breaking Defense reported Thursday.

Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, deputy commanding general of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, has noted that TRADOC seeks to balance requirements for weapons programs.

McMaster pointed to the mobile protected firepower program, wherein TRADOC sought help from the operations, resource, acquisition and sustainment communities to draft doctrine that combines firepower, protection and weight requirements.

“We wrote the [initial capability] document together,” he told the Defense Writers’ Group, according to the report.

Freedberg writes that TRADOC is also working to address the combat challenges specified in the Army Operating Concept when developing requirements.

“[What] we can do internally is we can simplify and unify the requirements process,” McMaster said.

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