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Katrina McFarland, Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson Talk Army’s Acquisition Reform Efforts, Procurement Priorities

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Katrina McFarland
Katrina McFarland

Katrina McFarland, acquisition chief at the U.S. Army; and Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, principal military deputy to the service branch’s acquisition chief; have discussed acquisition reform initiatives and procurement priorities at the military branch, Defense News reported Wednesday.

Michael Williamson
Michael Williamson

McFarland told Defense News reporter Jen Judson in an interview about the involvement of the military branch’s senior leadership team in efforts to set up an agile acquisition process through the Army’s Requirements Oversight Council and Army Systems Acquisition Review Council amid evolving threats and adversaries.

She also offered updates on the Army’s rapid capabilities office and Strategic Portfolio Analysis Review.

Williamson told Defense News about some of the service branch’s procurement priorities such as the mobile protected fire power program for ground combat vehicles, long range precision fires, aircraft survivability, as well as position, navigation and timing.

He also cited the Army’s goal to bring more capability to its warfighters and efforts related to the Network Integration Evaluation.

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