Adaptive, Responsive, and Speedy Acquisitions
U.S. Central Command MacDill AFB United States
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The enemy that the United States is fighting is unlike any enemy fought in the past, demonstrating different tactics, techniques, and procedures from those found in conventional warfare. To respond to that enemy, there is a greater need for speed, agility, and responsiveness. When a servicemember in Iraq or Afghanistan needs a tool or a service or a weapon, he or she needs it right away. The shift from conventional warfare to asymmetric warfare and overseas contingency operation changes the way the acquisition community provides its services to the warfighter. Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander, U.S. Central Command, discussed the requirements of the warfighters in the CENTCOM area of responsibility in an interview conducted by Frank Anderson, president, Defense Acquisition University. A video of the interview can be seen on the DAU Web site at www.dau.mil.