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 | March 26, 2018

The cross-functional team focused on the synthetic training environment is working to streamline and standardize virtual training across the Army, making it more readily available at the point of need, according to the CFT director.

Daily News | March 26, 2018

The Army on March 22 awarded Airbus $116.9 million for procurement of 16 UH-72 Lakota helicopters, according to a Defense Department announcement, obligating nearly $58.5 million in FY-16 funds at the time of the award.

Daily News | March 26, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Army leaders have identified key functions of the new organization tasked with overseeing the modernization of the force to meet future challenges.

Daily News | March 26, 2018

Despite schedule slips in the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator effort, the Army-led Future Vertical Lift program remains on track, according to the director of the cross-functional team charged with expediting it.

The Insider | March 26, 2018

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Daily News | March 20, 2018

The Army's program executive office for command, control and communications-tactical has received authorization to proceed to the next production phase for its Manpack radio.

Daily News | March 19, 2018

The Army is working to accelerate the modernization of its fires capabilities, providing phased improvements and building in room for future technologies, according to the director of its long-range precision fires cross-functional team.

Daily News | March 19, 2018

The cross-functional team dedicated to modernizing the Army network is evaluating waveform improvements with a view to potential fielding across the Army, according to its director.

Daily News | March 19, 2018

The cross-functional team focused on air and missile defense modernization has concentrated its early efforts on two urgent requirements, but its director is eyeing longer-range objectives for the next phase of the team's operation.

The Insider | March 19, 2018

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Daily News | March 16, 2018

After years of declining readiness due to end-strength reductions and high operational tempo, the Army is now "significantly more combat-ready" today than it was less than three years ago, according to its chief of staff.

Daily News | March 13, 2018

Army senior leaders intend to announce later this month the composition, but not the location or leadership of the new command intended to consolidate the service’s modernization efforts.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The Army's cross-functional teams are working with the acquisition community to identify and deliver on the service's requirements for a modernized network, service officials said last week.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The Army on March 8 awarded a contract for the latest iteration of a key intelligence processing system, and the selected vendors include a Silicon Valley company that had mounted a legal challenge over the service's acquisition strategy for the program.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The Army is investing in modernizing its network, but that effort is jeopardized by an uncertain funding picture beyond the next fiscal year, according to a service official.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The Army has built a network infrastructure "for a specific fight," but the rise of near-peer adversaries necessitates a new approach that relies on internal and external innovation, from new technologies to streamlined acquisition processes, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The Army's fiscal year 2019 budget submission includes some funding to support the work of the cross-functional teams pursuing modernization priorities, but more meaningful gains are slated for FY-20, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-8).

The Insider | March 12, 2018

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Daily News | March 7, 2018

The Army's ambitious program to seamlessly integrate sensors and shooters into a battle management system for its missile defense architecture remains behind schedule, but there is potential to shift the time line to the left, according to a service official.

Daily News | March 7, 2018

The organizations tasked with modernizing the Army network have asked industry to identify potential solutions to the service's capability shortfalls.

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