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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | April 7, 2016

The Army on March 28 awarded a firm-fixed-price contract, valued at $750 million, for "non-standard ammunition and non-standard mortar weapon systems" to Orbital ATK and Chemring Military Products.

Daily News | April 7, 2016

The Army, which is in the midst of an effort to increase the lethality of Stryker vehicles stationed in Europe, has moved to ensure the supply of maintenance parts for all of the vehicles.

Daily News | April 6, 2016

The Army faces key shortfalls in electronic warfare and "risks being too small to secure the nation," according to the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center.

Daily News | April 6, 2016

Army Space and Missile Defense Command has awarded small business contracts in two of three domains under its Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration (D3I) program, while the third remains under consideration.

Daily News | April 6, 2016

The Army should complete additional testing to ensure that its software-defined radios and tactical communications network are technologically mature and sufficiently reliable, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | April 4, 2016

The Army's Third Generation Forward Looking Infrared (3rd Gen FLIR) system has entered the engineering and manufacturing development phase, with the service awarding a trio of contracts this month.

Daily News | March 30, 2016

The Army has directed a reorganization of the service's research, development, and engineering centers as well as its contracting centers, having them report directly to their respective life cycle management commands.

Daily News | March 29, 2016

Funding for the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command has been "relatively protected" in the current constrained budget climate, but that insulation "comes with an expectation to deliver," according to its commanding general.

Daily News | March 28, 2016

A joint program meant to reinvent military lift platforms while satisfying individual service requirements has begun to attract interest from foreign governments and could address civil aviation needs as well, according to Army Training and Doctrine Command's capability manager for Future Vertical Lift.

The Insider | March 23, 2016

Joint Light Tactical Vehicles are set to begin rolling off the production line after the Army on March 22 issued a $243 million contract modification for low-rate initial production.

Daily News | March 23, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The program executive office for combat support and combat service support has begun using "whiteboards" to generate a broad-based outline for new programs "before we put pen to paper" on any acquisition, according to its chief.

Daily News | March 22, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Plans to upgrade the weaponry on Stryker vehicles in Europe will have a substantial impact on the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, which is responsible for "theater opening," distribution, and sustainment in the region, according to its commanding general.

Daily News | March 21, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Goldwater-Nichols Act, a package of acquisition reforms passed three decades ago and currently under review by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, has made the Army "a very burdened organization," according to the service's acting acquisition executive.

Daily News | March 17, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army is focused on maintaining and building readiness, and will seek to increase efficiency to help fund this effort, according to the service’s acting secretary.

Daily News | March 16, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army aims to tackle eight key capabilities in the mid to far term, according to the deputy director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center at Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Daily News | March 16, 2016

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army has completed the preliminary design review for a lethality upgrade to Europe-based Stryker vehicles, and will begin delivering prototypes in December, according to the program manager.

Daily News | March 16, 2016

In the not-too-distant future, tasks such as resupplying ground combat units in theater could be performed by autonomous systems, sparing soldiers the risks of exposure to improvised explosive devices and other hazards, according to the Army chief of staff.

Daily News | March 15, 2016

The Army is preparing to hold the latest iteration of its Network Integration Evaluation, which will test two key programs of record: the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 3 Network Operations (NetOps) and network centric waveforms (NCW), as well as the Spider networked munitions system.

Daily News | March 14, 2016

As the Army envisions a long-term overhaul of its aviation platforms, work is proceeding on the first of five planned capability sets in the Future Vertical Lift family of systems, with a view to fielding in the 2030s.

Daily News | March 14, 2016

The Army chief of staff, who recently submitted a report to Congress advocating for greater autonomy of the services in acquisition, on March 10 made the case for greater decentralization and accountability, in hopes of accelerating the process.

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