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The Army Needs to Speed Up Efforts to Close Critical Capability Gaps

Given the severity of the critical capability gaps identified in the SPAR and the growing possibility of conflict with a high-end adversary, saving time is now a critical requirement for Army modernization programs. The no-risks, no mistakes acquisition culture must be challenged to change its ways if the Army is to address its critical capability gaps.

Dr. Dan Goure is a Vice President of the Lexington Institute. He served in the Pentagon during the George H.W. Administration and has taught at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities and the National War College. You can follow him on twitter @dgoure and you can follow the Lexington Institute @LexNextDC.

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[1] “SPAR “validates’ 10 critical capability gaps, Inside the Army, Vol. 29, No. 13, April 3, 2017