Army agile acquisition to yield payoff

Wednesday - 7/18/2012, 3:42pm EDT

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This fall, the Army expects to see the first payoff from its twice-a-year Network Integration Evaluations.

The Army will field its first set of capabilities that were developed at the NIE - what the service calls a capability set. It's made up of some 600 pieces of equipment that will initially go to two brigade combat teams in October, then another six teams over the next year or so.

Dan Hughes, who was recently promoted to Army brigadier general, is the director of the Army's System of Systems Integration Directorate within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. His office is one of the key players in the agile acquisition process the Army's trying to build.