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 | October 22, 2015

Adm. Cecil Haney, head of U.S. Strategic Command, is adamant that the nation needs to invest in nuclear modernization, but offered little insight into ongoing Defense Department efforts to address the massive bill headed for the Pentagon's strained budget.

Daily News | October 21, 2015

The Missile Defense Agency is working to update its Ground-based Missile Defense system ahead of a pair of critical tests in the coming years.

The Insider | October 20, 2015

The United States and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding governing manned and unmanned aircraft over Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today.

Daily News | October 16, 2015

The Defense Department inspector general plans to review the military services' spending in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. mission to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a statement from the IG's office.

Daily News | October 9, 2015

The deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command on Oct. 9 said the Defense Department has made steady progress in establishing the core element of its tactical force in cyberspace, but that further progress is contingent on funding for a new, 24/7 training capability.

Daily News | October 6, 2015

Gen. John Campbell, head of Resolution Support Mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Oct. 6 that events on the ground necessitate a change in the Obama administration's plan for a sustained presence in the country after 2016.

Daily News | October 6, 2015

The United States is awarding contracts to Insitu to supply the air forces of Kenya and Cameroon with unmanned aerial systems in an effort to help the nations address ongoing terrorism threats within their borders.

Daily News | October 2, 2015

The Defense Department is reprogramming $89 million from fiscal year 2015, partly to address the fallout from a security breach at the Office of Personnel Management affecting 21.5 million people.

Daily News | September 24, 2015

During a Pentagon press conference Thursday with Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Ukrainian defense minister Col. Gen. Stepan Poltorak said "the issue of lethal equipment was not on the table" in his discussions with U.S. officials, but he reiterated that Ukraine would welcome such assistance as it defends its eastern border from Russian-backed separatists.

Daily News | September 23, 2015

Following a second round of input from the services and other stakeholders, a third draft of the Defense Department's new Force of the Future personnel reform strategy is being crafted, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

Daily News | September 18, 2015

In a bid to determine the Pentagon's current competency in the areas of information operations (IO) and counter-propaganda, and to determine the path forward, the House Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee will hold a closed roundtable Sept. 18 titled "Improving Department of Defense Operations in the Information Environment: A Roundtable Discussion on Technology and Concepts."

Daily News | September 16, 2015

The Pentagon's plan to overhaul its personnel policies, dubbed "Force of the Future," includes proposed changes to the classification of civilian employees of the Defense Department, according to a pre-decisional DOD document released Sept. 15 by the American Federation of Government Employees.

Daily News | September 15, 2015

The United States and Israel are nearing completion of a co-production deal on the David's Sling Weapons System, a short-range ballistic missile defense system currently in the testing phase, according to the director of the Missile Defense Agency.

Daily News | September 14, 2015

The Department of Defense has announced plans to establish a Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

Daily News | September 10, 2015

The Defense Department, which is poised to save nearly $2 billion in fiscal year 2015 because of the plummeting global price of oil, is watching the market closely as the price continues to drop and has crafted FY-17 budget guidance to plan its investments, according to a statement from the Pentagon.

Daily News | August 28, 2015

The Defense Department is implementing changes to its planning, training, information exchange, equipment allocation and passport procedures for Army brigades allocated to U.S. Africa Command. The regional alignment, in effect since 2013 for AFRICOM, is designed to ensure the availability of specially trained forces for the combatant commands.

Daily News | August 24, 2015

In their first joint press briefing in seven months, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh addressed the potential adverse implications a stopgap funding measure for the upcoming fiscal year would have on the service's programs and planning.

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