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 | November 15, 2017

A trio of factors -- people, technology and partnerships -- will determine the course of future cyber conflicts, according to the head of Army Cyber Command.

Daily News | November 15, 2017

As the Army prepares for a potential near-peer adversary, the service is seeking industry input on ways to harden its communications and network infrastructure against advanced threats.

Daily News | November 15, 2017

The Army's top civilian official has clarified his instructions to a senior service leader charged with designing a new organization to oversee modernization.

Daily News | November 14, 2017

The congressional defense committees have approved the Army's request to reprogram $90 million in fiscal year 2017 funds to support communications capability for the service's nascent security force assistance brigades.

Daily News | November 13, 2017

Army aviation is struggling to balance an array of responsibilities that include waging the current fight, training for the next and upgrading airframes for the future, according to the branch chief.

The Insider | November 13, 2017

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

Daily News | November 9, 2017

Lawmakers have agreed to provide the Army with its requested funding for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical in fiscal year 2018, but have restricted the service’s expenditures and imposed several reporting requirements.

Daily News | November 9, 2017

The nominee to serve as the next Army acquisition executive advocated today for funding stability, acquisition reform and greater accountability to support the service's modernization goals.

Daily News | November 8, 2017

The leaders of the cross-functional teams tasked with pursuing the Army's top modernization priorities "are moving out," building their staffs and identifying the required capabilities in their portfolios, according to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy.

Daily News | November 8, 2017

The decision to establish a new command to oversee Army modernization will have far-reaching implications -- particularly for the major Army commands, according to the service's acting secretary.

Daily News | November 7, 2017

The Army is reaching out to industry to determine vendors' ability to produce a cannon-delivered munition to replace cluster munitions, which face a looming prohibition due to their tendency to leave unexploded ordnance.

Daily News | November 7, 2017

A budgetary amendment request submitted yesterday by the Trump administration would provide an additional $884 million for Army missile procurement in 2018, boosting the portfolio to nearly $4 billion including base and overseas contingency operations funds.

Daily News | November 6, 2017

Over the next 18 to 24 months, the Army will pursue a trio of network initiatives to bolster its mission command capability and standardize systems across the entire service.

The Insider | November 6, 2017

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

The Insider | November 3, 2017

The Army has postponed the release of a final request for proposals for a logistics contract worth as much as $82 billion over a decade.

Daily News | November 2, 2017

The Army must modernize to ensure its readiness for future conflicts, but cannot achieve this absent a “complete overhaul” of the existing acquisition system, according to the nominee picked to be the next secretary of the service.

Daily News | November 1, 2017

As the Army shifts its focus toward a potential near-peer adversary, the service needs access to technical data packages to better maintain its equipment, according to the head of Army Materiel Command.

Daily News | October 31, 2017

A shortage of qualified vendors for key components of the propulsion systems for missiles could pose challenges for key Army and joint force weapon programs, according to government auditors.

Daily News | October 30, 2017

Industry is crafting solutions for the Army's Mobile Protected Firepower program, intended to add mobility and lethality to infantry brigade combat teams, ahead of a final request for proposals due for release in the coming weeks.

The Insider | October 30, 2017

Mark Esper, tapped to serve as Army secretary, will face the Senate Armed Services Committee this week in a long-awaited nomination hearing, amid concerns from Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) about the number of top Defense Department nominees hailing from the "big five" contractors.

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