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Army establishes new program office for technology modernization

The Army has established an office to support current and future acquisition programs, with a focus on the ground combat vehicle, brigade combat team initiatives and network modernization.

The Program Executive Office Integration will support current and future acquisition programs under the restructuring of the Future Combat Systems program.

PEO Integration is expected to assist in developing improved, modernized capabilities in areas such as identifying threats from standoff positions; gathering and disseminating real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information down to the soldier level; removing soldiers from potential danger by using unmanned systems; and providing brigade combat teams with a 40-kilometer precision-strike, all-weather capability.

"It is important for the Army to establish a new PEO," said Dean Popps, acquisition executive and acting assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, in a statement. "We are moving forward with efforts to improve our ability to equip brigade combat teams and to modernize the Army consistent with the Army force generation model. PEO integration will enable better portfolio management."

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Reader comments

Wed, Sep 8, 2010 Hugh Fort Monroe VA

Where is the HQ of PEO Integration physically located? Hugh

Sun, Oct 18, 2009 Military Officer

It is not accurate to say "Congress killed FCS". Portions of the program (which Congress considered too expensive to continue development as a unified system) were removed from the FCS program. However, there are viable technologies within the FCS program which will continue and will eventually contribute to the overall effectiveness and protection of our men and women in uniform.

Wed, Oct 14, 2009 Taxed2Death

Congress killed FCS, so the Army renames it and calls it different. Go figure.

Tue, Oct 6, 2009 m Reston

Yum! Another bureaucracy, another set of acronyms made from acronyms. Is this the same Army fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or is this more government out of control. It's high time to eliminate some general slots.

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