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 6, 2018

Army senior leaders are teeing up key decisions this week for Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Secretary Mark Esper on Army Futures Command.

Daily News | March 6, 2018

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force has been touted as a potential model for efforts to expedite acquisition, but its outgoing director highlighted the challenges inherent in that approach.

Daily News | March 6, 2018

The Army's effort to provide an interim short-range air defense capability to Europe is proceeding as planned, according to service officials.

Daily News | March 5, 2018

The Army has codified its requirement for brigade combat teams to become more expeditionary to fulfill the Multi-Domain Battle concept, outlining plans to reduce its demand for fuel, water and ammunition.

The Insider | March 5, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

Daily News | February 27, 2018

A half-billion-dollar reduction in aircraft procurement funding in the Army's fiscal year 2019 budget request is "a slight dip in one year," not evidence of a diminished commitment to the branch, according to the director of aviation on the Army staff.

Daily News | February 27, 2018

The Army aims to nearly quadruple its projected spending on Next Generation Combat Vehicle prototyping in fiscal year 2019, in a bid to accelerate the second of senior leaders' six modernization priorities.

Daily News | February 26, 2018

The Army is seeking a substantial funding increase for Mobile Protected Firepower in fiscal year 2019, as the service moves toward the engineering and manufacturing development phase for the "light tank" meant to bolster its infantry brigade combat teams.

The Insider | February 26, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

Daily News | February 21, 2018

The Trump administration aims to drastically increase the funding in fiscal year 2019 for the European Deterrence Initiative, designed to counter Russian adventurism on the continent, with Army equipment and activities comprising $4.6 billion of a total $6.5 billion request.

Daily News | February 21, 2018

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 provides for topline increases for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2018 and FY-19, but the Army's share of that funding growth has not yet been finalized, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | February 20, 2018

While the Army's overall budget request and procurement account increased from fiscal year 2018 to FY-19, the service intends to spend less on aircraft procurement than in the prior fiscal year.

Daily News | February 20, 2018

The Army's fiscal year 2019 budget request includes increased research, development, test and evaluation funding to support the efforts of the cross-functional teams pursuing senior leaders' six modernization priorities.

Daily News | February 20, 2018

Army senior leaders are nearing key decisions about the composition of the new command tasked with force modernization.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

In its fiscal year 2019 budget request, the Army seeks funding to help it revamp its communications and mission command infrastructure.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

Industry representatives last week gained insight into the Army's vision of its future tactical network, which the service laid out in a strategy submitted to Congress earlier this month.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

Three Army units in Europe are receiving a set of interim electronic warfare capabilities designed to counter near-peer adversaries, with further updates to come next year.

Daily News | February 12, 2018

The Trump administration's fiscal year 2019 budget request seeks $182.1 billion for the Army -- $148.4 billion in the base budget and $33.7 billion in the Overseas Contingency Operations account.

Daily News | February 8, 2018

During a Feb. 7 hearing of the Senate Armed Services airland subcommittee, a quartet of Army senior leaders issued a familiar call for funding increases and budget stability, while seeking greater flexibility to pursue the service's modernization priorities.

Daily News | February 7, 2018

Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence and cyber capabilities "should be central components to future war" and the Army has to prepare to integrate and protect those capabilities, according to the director of the service's Office of Business Transformation.

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