New Acquisition Structure Could Lead To More Flexible Systems For Future Forces, VCJCS Says

Roosevelt, Ann
July 2011
Defense Daily;7/14/2011, Vol. 251 Issue 10, p3
Market Research Report
The article reports on the open architecture structure for the acquisition of equipment needed by the U.S. Department of Defense. According to General James Cartwright, the acquisition structure is a combination of leverage in industrial type capabilities, building a ship, and constructing a truck. Cartwright has mentioned that the internal open architecture of the Predator unmanned aerial system, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), shows how the structure works.


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