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 | December 15, 2015

The Joint Staff is likely to face reductions next year, according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Daily News | December 14, 2015

The Defense Department's director of cost assessment and program evaluation is emphasizing the importance of balance as the Pentagon focuses on innovation.

Daily News | December 11, 2015

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department's acquisition chief, is "very close" to implementing a set of policies designed to address the impact of climate change on national security, according to the deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and occupational health.

Daily News | December 10, 2015

The Defense Department aims to broaden its policy development process to include contributors from outside the Pentagon and its traditional sphere of influence, according to a Dec. 8 request for information seeking contractor input on the potential for "crowdsourcing."

Daily News | December 9, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who has mounted an inquiry into spending by the Pentagon's defunct Task Force for Business and Stability Operations, issued a statement Wednesday criticizing the department's reply.

Daily News | December 3, 2015

The Marine Corps, forced in recent years to prioritize combat readiness in a constrained budget environment, is facing a $1 billion "bow wave" in deferred facilities sustainment costs by 2020, according to the service's assistant deputy commandant for installations and logistics.

The Insider | December 3, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter this afternoon announced his decision to open all combat positions to women, without exception.

Daily News | December 3, 2015

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction is probing $150 million in spending on housing and security by the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations -- the latest in a series of inquiries into the shuttered Pentagon entity.

Daily News | December 1, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter sparred with members of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday over the Pentagon's plan to intensify the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Daily News | November 25, 2015

The Missile Defense Agency is soliciting feedback in support of plans to create a common missile defense system for an alliance of Arab gulf states.

The Insider | November 25, 2015

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who is investigating the spending of a disbanded Pentagon task force in Afghanistan, says some of its actions may constitute criminal wrongdoing.

Daily News | November 23, 2015

An Army colonel who previously worked for the Defense Department's disbanded Task Force for Business and Stability Operations described "foot dragging" and "a tremendous lack of accountability" within that organization, which led him to voice his concerns to the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction, as well as members of Congress.

Daily News | November 23, 2015

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has expanded his probe of the Pentagon's defunct Task Force for Business and Stability Operations to include potential retaliation against a whistleblower.

Daily News | November 20, 2015

The Government Accountability Office contends that the Defense Department needs to take further steps to improve its method of setting the standard price of fuel for purchase by the services ahead of the fiscal year 2017 budget submission.

Daily News | November 20, 2015

The head of U.S. Africa Command says he is "doing a little bit better" when it comes to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets relative to last March, when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that just 13 percent of AFRICOM's needs in the area were being met.

Daily News | November 19, 2015

During a Nov. 19 nomination hearing, John Conger, the president's choice to serve as principal deputy to the Defense Department comptroller, told the Senate Armed Services Committee it is "absolutely critical" that DOD dedicate itself to passing a budgetary audit.

Daily News | November 18, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced the first phase of his Force of the Future initiative, which aims to improve and modernize the department's personnel system through changes to recruitment and retention policies.

The Insider | November 16, 2015

The Defense Department provided details today on its latest efforts to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, highlighting new efforts to enhance the United States' partnership with France on the heels of attacks in Paris.

Daily News | November 13, 2015

Pentagon Comptroller Michael McCord believes the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015, though "a good deal" for the department, is unlikely to accelerate the services' timeline for full-spectrum readiness.

The Insider | November 10, 2015

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) aim to renew their bipartisan call for an updated Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) governing U.S. military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

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