As the Army Operating Concept challenges us in developing future forces, we must anticipate changing conditions to ensure that Army forces are manned, trained, and equipped to overmatch enemies in order to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative. New technologies have the potential to simplify systems, increase our capabilities, reduce the cost of operation and ensure resiliency. To increase the rate of innovation the Army needs an engagement strategy to help inform a wider selection of industry about the Army’s emerging capability needs and includes the industrial base earlier in the discussions as we move from concepts to capabilities.
Army Capabilities Integration Center | 5/21/2015
The Concept Development and Learning Directorate (CDLD) develops concepts and leads the campaign of learning to provide the foundation for the development of the Army’s future force.
Purpose: Provide the foundation for development of the Army’s future force
ENDSTATE: CDLD integrates and synchronizes Army concept development and learning, rapidly transitioning concepts to capabilities. CDLD sustains a solid conceptual foundation for Army capabilities development that ensures unity of effort and future force readiness. Reconnaissance and focused learning identify and support opportunities to improve future force effectiveness. Army forces, as part of the Joint Force, overmatch the enemy and win in a complex world.