WASHINGTON — After several years of budget cuts, the Army needs additional and predictable funding, said Acting Secretary of the Army Robert M. Speer. “To be able to meet mission requirements, we need the resources to be able to do that,” Speer said during a fireside chat Wednesday with AUSA President and CEO, retired Gen. Carter Ham, at AUSA headquarters. “We are finding emerging near-peer adversaries that potentially out-gun us and out-range us.”