The U.S. Army‘s top civilian on Tuesday said he plans to establish a new office designed to identify and field capabilities to soldiers faster than ever before.

Secretary of Army the Eric Fanning, who recently took over the post in May, said one of his top priorities is to further streamline the bureaucratic machine responsible for fielding new Army gear and equipment.

Complicated acquisition policies and redundant levels of oversight are challenges that have long plagued service secretaries and their chiefs of staff, he said.

“It is an enormous process; there is lots of institutions, processes and people vested in it staying the way that it is,” Fanning told an audience at a breakfast organized by the Association of the United States Army, an advocacy group based in Arlington, Virginia.