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Equipping the modern Army: ‘Getting to we’ a priority for Field Artillery modernization team: PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J.-Col. Will McDonough is now well familiar with the airport in Oklahoma City, having journeyed there 11 times since November on his way to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, about 85 miles southwest of the airport.

Fort Sill is the home to the Fires Center of Excellence, where McDonough has gathered with other members of a Cross-Functional Team that is part of the U.S. Army’s modernization strategy.

“In today’s acquisition documents, there are frequently 10 to 20 signatures required for an acquisition strategy or transition agreement,” said McDonough, who is on one of the Cross-Functional Teams, or CFTs, that support six modernization priorities that are part of the framework for Army modernization as part of the new Army Futures Command.

The signature requirements through so many organizations causes bureaucratic delays of months and years, thus leading to slow modernization, added McDonough, who is on the CFT for Long-Range Precision Fires.

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Equipping the modern Army: ‘Getting to we’ a priority for Field Artillery modernization team: PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J.-Col. Will McDonough is now well familiar with the airport in Oklahoma City, having journeyed there 11 times since November on his way to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, about 85 miles southwest of the airport.
Fort Sill is the home to the Fires Center of Excellence, where McDonough has gathered with other members of a Cross-Functional Team that is part of the U.S. Army’s modernization strategy.
“In today’s acquisition documents, there are frequently 10 to 20 signatures required for an acquisition strategy or transition agreement,” said McDonough, who is on one of the Cross-Functional Teams, or CFTs, that support six modernization priorities that are part of the framework for Army modernization as part of the new Army Futures Command.