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 | March 8, 2016

The Army is working to standardize the "operator-control unit" for unmanned platforms, according to the chief roboticist at the service's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

Daily News | March 7, 2016

The Army needs to modify its metric for determining procurement quantities for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 to reflect changes in the service's force structure, according to the Defense Department inspector general.

Daily News | March 3, 2016

A recommendation by the National Commission on the Future of the Army that the service permanently station an armored brigade combat team in Europe has earned the endorsement of the head of U.S. European Command.

Daily News | March 1, 2016

Less than a month after the fiscal year 2017 budget submission, the Army has identified nearly $7.5 billion to address its unfunded requirements -- a number similar to the service's FY-16 request -- including over $1 billion for aviation.

Daily News | February 29, 2016

The Army on Feb. 26 awarded contracts to General Dynamics, Harris Corp. and Rockwell Collins for the delivery of Manpack radios, as the service moves toward narrowing the field of vendors for a full-rate production decision in fiscal year 2018.

Daily News | February 29, 2016

Congressional efforts to increase the size of the Army, if not accompanied by a commensurate funding increase, could result in a "hollow force," the service's vice chief of staff warned.

Daily News | February 29, 2016

Tasked with keeping a resurgent Russia impressed enough to deter any military moves against its neighbors, Army forces in Europe are lacking key capabilities ranging from aviation to artillery, according to their commander.

Daily News | February 24, 2016

As part of a broad effort to rebuild readiness and prepare the force to meet potential future threats, the Army plans to hold an array of training exercises during fiscal year 2017.

Daily News | February 22, 2016

The Army is seeking new engine concepts to support its proposed Future Vertical Lift (FVL) family of aircraft, which is intended to dramatically outstrip the speed and range of existing platforms.

Daily News | February 22, 2016

Legislation introduced by members of the House Armed Services Committee that would boost the end strength of the active Army to 480,000 at the end of fiscal year 2016 would force the Army to "regroup," as its FY-17 budget is predicated on reducing to 460,000, according to service budget officials.

The Insider | February 16, 2016

The State Department has approved the possible sale of fighter aircraft to Pakistan, according to a Feb. 12 notice from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Daily News | February 11, 2016

U.S. Special Operations Command faces growing concerns about the potential adverse impact of fiscal constraints, and is at risk of losing its technological advantage, according to recently released budget documents.

Daily News | February 11, 2016

Following years of constrained budgets and heavy operational demands, the services have a long road back to full-spectrum readiness, according to the director of force structure, resources and assessment for the Joint Staff.

The Insider | February 11, 2016

The State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia of nearly $155 million to upgrade and support anti-ship missiles, according to a Feb. 11 notice from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Daily News | February 9, 2016

The Missile Defense Agency's fiscal year 2017 budget request, which totals $7.5 billion, represents some concessions to budget constraints, but strikes "the right balance," according to the agency's director.

The Insider | February 9, 2016

As part of a broader effort to increase efficiency and cut costs, the Obama administration will request a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2019.

The Insider | February 8, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who repeatedly has raised concerns about spending by the defunct Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, now is seeking additional information from Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Daily News | February 3, 2016

The House Armed Services Committee, which last year worked with its Senate counterpart to secure landmark reforms to the Defense Department acquisition process, plans to build on those efforts with new legislation next month.

The Insider | February 2, 2016

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter to address his use of “a personal email account to conduct official government business” and to provide details on his compliance with disclosure requirements and protections against hacking.

Daily News | February 1, 2016

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee indicated Monday that he would attempt to increase fiscal year 2017 defense funding should the Obama administration seek less spending than agreed upon for the Defense Department's overseas contingency operations account.

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