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Bruce Jette: Army Working to Accommodate Weapons Testing Issues

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Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, logistics and technology and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said he has been coordinating with Gen. John "Mike" Murray, commander of Army Futures Command and fellow Wash100 Award recipient, to address issues related to weapons system testing during the COVID-19 pandemic, National Defense reported Monday.

“We’ll probably move a couple Milestone Cs around, but generally testing and delivery have remained on schedule or we have a makeup plan,” Jette said Monday at an Association of the United States Army webinar. “It’s the testing that’s the long pole in the tent and we’re accommodating that.”

Jette said long-range precision fires, air-and-missile defense and the other four modernization initiatives remain the service’s top priorities. He noted that the Army is developing a “holistic” economic framework to look at the lifecycle costs of new weapon systems and other issues.

“We are taking some steps to provide additional data in case there’s a prioritization that does come down the road due to changes in the budget profiles,” he added.

About The Wash100

This year represents our seventh annual Wash100 Award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.

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