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U.S. Army Futures Command officially activates in Austin

University of Texas System regents signed off Friday on plans to allocate space — at no charge until December 2019 — in the system’s downtown Austin building to the U.S. Army for its Futures Command, which is tasked with leading a modernization of military technologies and building partnerships with innovators in academia and industry.

The regents also voted, as expected, to boost the payout from a higher education endowment to just more than $1 billion, a record sum. The endowment, known as the Permanent University Fund, benefits campuses in the UT System and Texas A&M University System.

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UT regents give Army’s Futures Command free use of space temporarily

University of Texas System regents signed off Friday on plans to allocate space — at no charge until December 2019 — in the system’s downtown Austin building to the U.S. Army for its Futures Command, which is tasked with leading a modernization of military technologies and building partnerships with innovators in academia and industry.

The regents also voted, as expected, to boost the payout from a higher education endowment to just more than $1 billion, a record sum. The endowment, known as the Permanent University Fund, benefits campuses in the UT System and Texas A&M University System.

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8/10/2018

Army takes serious steps toward interim cruise missile protection capability

The Army is heading toward acquiring an interim cruise missile protection capability as part of an effort being spearheaded by the air-and-missile defense cross functional team within the service’s new Futures Command.

The Army’s AMD CFT took on the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 program as one of its priorities in April this year at the request of the Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy due to challenges with the baseline program and the need to prioritize the development of a cruise missile defense capability, Col. William Darne, the AMD CFT’s chief of staff, said August 7 at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium.

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8/8/2018

Mission

The ARCIC develops concepts, learns, and integrates capabilities to improve our Army and ensure the effectiveness of the Joint Force.

Vision

A team of trusted professionals who collaborate, learn, and innovate to turn ideas into valued outcomes and ensure that the Joint Force wins in future armed conflict.

Intent

Purpose: Innovate to ensure that Army forces are prepared to provide multiple options for combatant commanders; present multiple dilemmas to enemies; integrate efforts of multiple partners; and operate across multiple domains.

Think: Think clearly about future armed conflict and develop a sound conceptual foundation for Army modernization.
Learn: Learn about future armed conflict in a focused, sustained, and collaborative manner to identify capability gaps and opportunities to achieve overmatch.
Analyze: Analyze what we learn to prioritize solutions to ensure that our Army has the capability and capacity to accomplish future missions.
Implement: Implement solutions to increase the rate of innovation and maintain our differential advantage over capable and determined enemies.

End State

Resilient Soldiers, adaptive leaders, and cohesive teams are capable of defeating enemy organizations, controlling terrain, securing populations, consolidating gains, and preserving joint force freedom of action in the land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains.

Our Team

LTG Eric J. Wesley
Deputy Commanding General, Futures / Director, ARCIC

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MG John A. George
Deputy Director

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CSM Paul E. Biggs
Command Sergeant Major

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Directorates

Joint Modernization Command (JMC)
BG Johnny Davis
Commanding General
Capabilities Developments Directorate
(CDD)
BG James P. Bienlien
Director
Concepts Development & Learning (CDLD)
BG Mark W. Odom
Director
Director of ARCIC Plans and Operations
ARCIC Plans and Operations
COL Rafael López Director

International Army Programs (IAPD)
Mr. Edward Melton
Director

TRADOC G-9

Mr. Rickey Smith
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Arlington, Virginia