Army introduces new rapid tech office

The Army is launching a new Rapid Capabilities Office to address what it says is a decreasing military superiority over potential enemies.

“It’s clear as we watch our adversaries that they have studied our capabilities, they’ve looked for vulnerabilities, [and] they’ve embarked on ambitious modernization efforts to narrow the technological gap between our forces,” Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning said at an Aug. 31 event hosted by Bloomberg.

“We have a higher threshold being the world’s sole superpower,” he added. “Other countries just need to jam us or to deny us, and so they are finding creative ways to degrade these capabilities or even shut them down for us. And…we’ve got to figure out how to counter that or fight without that or around it.”

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