Institutionalizing the Warfighter Rapid Acquisition Program (WRAP).
Strategy research project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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To maintain full spectrum dominance in the 21 Century, Army XXI and the Army After Next must be adaptive. Flexibility and speed in the acquisition of materiel systems is a key to an adaptive force. Catalyzed by Force XXI, the Army has begun an initiative called the Warfighter Rapid Acquisition Program WRAP. The intention of this initiative is to place emerging warfighting technological concepts into the field more quickly through bridging the Program Objective Memorandum POM process and streamlining program execution. The origin of this initiative enjoyed the personal involvement of the Army Chief of Staff, General Dennis Reimer. As the leadership of the Army transitions this summer, the new Chief of Staff will need to decide whether to maintain the WRAP initiative or return 50 to 100 million to the annual competitive budget. This paper identifies issues, and provides recommendations to ensure that WRAP can be institutionalized for the 2lst Century.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies