Courtney McBride

Courtney McBride was the managing editor of Inside the Army until May 2018. 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.

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Daily News | May 2, 2018

A pair of Defense Department offices has informed Congress that the Army's strategy to transform and modernize its tactical network has merit, but cautions it is too early to predict success and urges the service to further develop its implementation approach.

Daily News | May 2, 2018

The Army National Guard has to borrow from two of its four remaining attack reconnaissance battalions to prepare the others for deployments, according to its director.

Daily News | April 27, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN -- The two companies vying to replace the engine in the Army's AH-64 and H-60 aircraft are awaiting direction from the service to proceed to the next phase of the competition.

Daily News | April 27, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army's new project manager for Future Vertical Lift anticipates greater engagement with industry as the program progresses "as an industry-government partnership."

Daily News | April 26, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army’s existing aircraft are "the best in the world," but technological advances and a more complex future operational environment necessitate drastic changes, according to the service’s vice chief of staff.

Daily News | April 25, 2018

Army senior leaders have initiated a new process designed to assess and optimize the service's execution of its fiscal year 2018 funds, which were appropriated months into the fiscal year and include additional flexibility provided by Congress.

Daily News | April 25, 2018

Congress has provided the services greater flexibility in contracting, but it is incumbent upon the Army to utilize that flexibility responsibly, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

Daily News | April 24, 2018

The U.S. Army Reserve is employing a "new organizing construct" focused on "capability, combat readiness and lethality" rather than its prior emphasis on "life-saving, life-sustaining force," according to its chief.

Daily News | April 23, 2018

A quartet of Army officials thanked lawmakers for the two-year budget deal that established higher funding levels for defense in fiscal year 2018 and FY-19, but repeated the familiar call for long-term fiscal stability.

Daily News | April 23, 2018

The Army has determined that the heel-to-toe rotation of forces to Europe provides greater capability and readiness than forward stationing would, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | April 23, 2018

The Army's first security force assistance brigade is "on the ground" in Afghanistan and providing support to local forces, but the service has yet to realize its goal of using the new units to free up brigade combat teams.

The Insider | April 23, 2018

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

Daily News | April 19, 2018

Army senior leaders have decided to pure-fleet the Double-V Hull upgrade to all of the service's Stryker vehicles, though they are still working to allocate funding to support the effort.

Daily News | April 18, 2018

Army senior leaders at an April 18 hearing informed the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee of the service's modernization plans.

Daily News | April 18, 2018

Army senior leaders have narrowed the list of potential locations for Army Futures Command to 15 cities.

Daily News | April 16, 2018

The Army Rapid Capabilities Office is making steady progress on its initial objectives -- electronic warfare and position, navigation and timing for forces in Europe -- and preparing to expand its mission to include artificial intelligence and address requirements on the Korean peninsula, according to its outgoing director.

Daily News | April 16, 2018

Efforts to improve acquisition require changes not only to processes, but to "the overall culture" of the community, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

The Insider | April 16, 2018

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

Daily News | April 12, 2018

Increased funding is helping the Army restore readiness and modernize the force, but the return of the spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act would severely harm this work, according to the service’s top uniformed and civilian officials.

Daily News | April 12, 2018

A new task force chartered by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to enhance the lethality and survivability of infantry squads is charged not only with developing and purchasing new equipment, but with revolutionizing training, doctrine and personnel policies.

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