Dan Schere

Dan Schere is an Inside Defense Army reporter. Before joining Inside Defense he was a reporter for Bethesda Beat where he covered crime, the court system and dining in Montgomery County, MD. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Daily News | April 12, 2024

As the Army seeks to invest more in commercial technology to bolster its arsenal of small UAS and counter UAS capabilities, the service is focused on finding ways to reduce the price tag.

Daily News | April 10, 2024

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth told Congress today that by late May, the lack of a supplemental security spending package will hurt the service's efforts to train Ukrainian troops.

Daily News | April 5, 2024

The Army's fiscal year 2025 budget request released last month includes $20 million for prototyping in the service's Launched Effects program -- a new start for the next fiscal year.

Daily News | April 2, 2024

The Army's fiscal year 2025 budget request includes funding for more than 5,600 night vision devices, including 3,162 of the newest variant of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS).

The Insider | March 27, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army has released the first version of its Unified Data Reference Architecture (UDRA), service officials announced this week during the Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium here.

Daily News | March 27, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Gen. James Rainey, chief of Army Futures Command, said today that the service's immediate transformation priorities over the next two years include fielding loitering munitions, developing human-machine integration and keeping up with the pace of technology.

Daily News | March 26, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army will procure one system for the first round of the Defense Department's new Replicator initiative, according to service acquisition chief Doug Bush.

Daily News | March 26, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army will fully stand up its new All-Domain Sensing Cross-Functional Team by October, Gen. James Rainey, commanding general of Army Futures Command, announced today during the Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium here.

The Insider | March 26, 2024

Leonardo DRS is among the companies that are competing for the Army's CMOSS Mounted Form Factor program for combat vehicles, the company announced Tuesday.

Daily News | March 26, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army will field the Integrated Battle Command System to the first couple of Patriot battalions starting in mid-2025, according to the program manager.

Daily News | March 22, 2024

The Pentagon's Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO), of which the Army is the executive agent, plans to spend $120 million on research, development, test and evaluation in fiscal year 2025 along with another $12 million on operations and maintenance.

Daily News | March 22, 2024

The Army has submitted a $2.2 billion unfunded priorities list to Congress for fiscal year 2025, which places a heavy emphasis on counter UAS, UAS and integrated air and missile defense.

Daily News | March 21, 2024

Congress' fiscal year 2024 appropriations package adds more than $200 million for procurement of Chinook helicopters and more than $60 million for Black Hawk helicopters -- two of the Army's legacy aircraft.

Daily News | March 20, 2024

The Army will incorporate commercial-off-the-shelf unmanned systems, also known as Blue UAS, into future training and development initiatives, according to fiscal year 2025 budget documents.

Daily News | March 20, 2024

Research and development is the "most restricted area of funding" in the budget and Army acquisition chief Doug Bush said today the service plans to ask for more flexibility to improve the acquisition process going forward.

Daily News | March 18, 2024

The Army would be willing to consider a reprogramming request to help replenish its critical munitions stockpile in the event Congress doesn't pass the $95 billion supplemental spending package that's currently stalled, a service official said today.

Daily News | March 13, 2024

The Army plans to accelerate its purchase of the Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) for fiscal year 2025 as well as in future years -- a move service officials say reflects an urgent need for the weapon.

Daily News | March 11, 2024

The Army's goal of producing 100,000 155mm rounds per month by late fiscal year 2025 would be subject to "critical delays" without full appropriations in both FY-24 and FY-25, as well as the pending FY-24 supplemental, Army Under Secretary Gabe Camarillo stressed today.

Daily News | March 11, 2024

Army aircraft and missile procurement both will see slight bumps in the service’s fiscal year 2025 budget request, unveiled Monday afternoon in Pentagon budget materials.

Daily News | March 9, 2024

The Army is instituting a new policy that will ensure modern software development practices are used across the service, with the goal of cutting through red tape. The service will use approaches such as agile and lean practices to develop software quickly and iteratively in a way that allows it to be refined as needed in response to changing needs on the battlefield.

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