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Cotton Statement on U.S. Court of Federal Claims Decision on Army Intel Program

October 31, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims judgement against the Army intelligence program known as the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A):

"I applaud the Court of Federal Claims for forcing the Army to look at a true commercial solution to the long-troubled DCGS-A program. The Army's modernization budget is too small and has too many other priorities to continue to waste precious modernization dollars on developing a program from scratch when a viable commercial alternative already exists. Army Secretary Eric Fanning and Chief of Staff General Mark Milley have committed to rapidly acquiring innovative technologies and cooperating with the tech community to ease modernization challenges. I hope this trend will continue and that this ruling will improve the opportunities for commercial companies to provide important advances for the warfighter."