Reimagining Public-Private Partnerships With Army Futures Command At SXSW
As the private sector churns out new innovations at a rapid pace, public institutions are under increasing pressure to modernize to keep up.
The Reimagining Public & Private Partnerships panel at Texas A&M [Power] House featuring Army Futures Command Gen. John M. Murray and Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp featured at SXSW explored how the military and public universities can rise to the challenge by embracing tech startup infrastructure and culture to deliver results.
The wide-ranging discussion moderated by Texas Tribune Editor-In-Chief Emily Ramshaw included accepting failure as a crucial part of innovation, harvesting talent in Texas and exploring why universities will play a pivotal role in the Army Future Command’s success.
The U.S. Army Futures Command — which was announced in October 2017 and informally referred to as “modernization command” — has eight cross-functional teams working toward reducing prototype development, demonstration and testing, and the evaluation process from 60 months down to approximately 12.
Murray toured Texas A&M’s campus and Texas A&M System facilities in Nov. 18 to see how Texas A&M could play a role in Army Futures Command’s modernization efforts.
Listen to the entire panel discussion on SoundCloud.