Courtney McBride

Courtney McBride is the managing editor of Inside the Army. She previously worked for Hotline and National Journal. A native of the Philadelphia area, she studied the modern Middle East at the University of Pennsylvania.

Daily News | November 15, 2017

The end-strength increase provided in the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill is "acceptable" to the Army and would help reduce risk, according to the service's chief of staff.

The Insider | November 15, 2017

The Senate today confirmed Mark Esper to serve as Army secretary on an 89 to 6 vote, providing the Defense Department with a full complement of service secretaries.

Daily News | November 15, 2017

The Army is working to address an "architecture challenge" with respect to its network, but senior leaders emphasized that changes will not happen overnight.

Daily News | November 15, 2017

A trio of factors -- people, technology and partnerships -- will determine the course of future cyber conflicts, according to the head of Army Cyber Command.

Daily News | November 15, 2017

As the Army prepares for a potential near-peer adversary, the service is seeking industry input on ways to harden its communications and network infrastructure against advanced threats.

Daily News | November 15, 2017

The Army's top civilian official has clarified his instructions to a senior service leader charged with designing a new organization to oversee modernization.

Daily News | November 14, 2017

The congressional defense committees have approved the Army's request to reprogram $90 million in fiscal year 2017 funds to support communications capability for the service's nascent security force assistance brigades.

Daily News | November 13, 2017

Army aviation is struggling to balance an array of responsibilities that include waging the current fight, training for the next and upgrading airframes for the future, according to the branch chief.

The Insider | November 13, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

Daily News | November 09, 2017

Lawmakers have agreed to provide the Army with its requested funding for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical in fiscal year 2018, but have restricted the service’s expenditures and imposed several reporting requirements.

Daily News | November 09, 2017

The nominee to serve as the next Army acquisition executive advocated today for funding stability, acquisition reform and greater accountability to support the service's modernization goals.

Daily News | November 08, 2017

The leaders of the cross-functional teams tasked with pursuing the Army's top modernization priorities "are moving out," building their staffs and identifying the required capabilities in their portfolios, according to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy.

Daily News | November 08, 2017

The decision to establish a new command to oversee Army modernization will have far-reaching implications -- particularly for the major Army commands, according to the service's acting secretary.

Daily News | November 07, 2017

The Army is reaching out to industry to determine vendors' ability to produce a cannon-delivered munition to replace cluster munitions, which face a looming prohibition due to their tendency to leave unexploded ordnance.

Daily News | November 07, 2017

A budgetary amendment request submitted yesterday by the Trump administration would provide an additional $884 million for Army missile procurement in 2018, boosting the portfolio to nearly $4 billion including base and overseas contingency operations funds.

Daily News | November 06, 2017

Over the next 18 to 24 months, the Army will pursue a trio of network initiatives to bolster its mission command capability and standardize systems across the entire service.

The Insider | November 06, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

The Insider | November 03, 2017

The Army has postponed the release of a final request for proposals for a logistics contract worth as much as $82 billion over a decade.

Daily News | November 02, 2017

The Army must modernize to ensure its readiness for future conflicts, but cannot achieve this absent a “complete overhaul” of the existing acquisition system, according to the nominee picked to be the next secretary of the service.

Daily News | November 01, 2017

As the Army shifts its focus toward a potential near-peer adversary, the service needs access to technical data packages to better maintain its equipment, according to the head of Army Materiel Command.

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