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.

Archived Articles
The Insider | June 12, 2024

The Army Science Board will present its findings and recommendations for multiple studies at its summer voting session in Irvine, CA next month, including a study on "Future Human Machine Integration in the Army," according to a Federal Register notice posted today.

Daily News | June 6, 2024

The Army is formulating a plan to field larger classes of unmanned systems that can perform a variety of mission roles such as surveillance, reconnaissance, security, attack, precision strike, intelligence collection and command and control.

The Insider | June 4, 2024

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has included $240 million for procurement of MQ-1C Gray Eagle 25M unmanned aircraft systems in its draft defense spending legislation for fiscal year 2025.

Daily News | May 30, 2024

Without a clear commitment from the Air Force to replace retiring A-10 Thunderbolt IIs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI, with another fighter mission, a Michigan congressman is now asking the Army to deliver AH-64E Apache helicopters to the installation, according to documents shared exclusively with Inside Defense.

The Insider | May 29, 2024

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George said today that modernizing the network will require the service to take a harder look at the budget in terms of programmatics going forward.

Daily News | May 22, 2024

House authorizers are asking Army officials to provide a series of briefings on various aircraft programs, including efforts to modernize the Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters, in amendments to the fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill.

The Insider | May 21, 2024

The Army released a digital engineering policy today that directs the service to more broadly adopt digital engineering capabilities and best practices, with a particular emphasis on ground vehicles, aviation and sensors as "focus areas."

Daily News | May 21, 2024

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) told top Army officials in a Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing today that she is worried the service is routinely submitting budget requests for tactical wheeled vehicles at levels "substantially below industry's minimum sustaining rate."

Daily News | May 20, 2024

As the Army looks to bolster its Low Altitude Stalking and Strike Ordinance (LASSO) program going forward, it plans to use a combination of reprogrammed funds from two previous fiscal years as well as the recently passed Ukrainian supplemental security package to do so.

Daily News | May 17, 2024

Army Under Secretary Gabe Camarillo said today that a recent proposal from congressional authorizers to establish a drone corps within the service could run counter to the service's goals when it comes to experimenting with unmanned systems.

Daily News | May 15, 2024

Army acquisition chief Doug Bush told lawmakers today that the fiscal year 2024 defense supplemental package passed last month will be key in increasing production of the Precision Strike Missile Increment 1 in the near term.

The Insider | May 15, 2024

Army acquisition head Doug Bush told Senate appropriators today that the service could use more funding to increase its contracting workforce.

The Insider | May 15, 2024

Epirus has delivered the last two Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC)-high power microwave (HPM) systems to the Army, and the systems have completed new equipment training and engineering developmental testing, the company announced today.

Daily News | May 14, 2024

The Army will have a more firm cost and schedule baseline for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft once it reaches a milestone B decision later this year, according to service officials.

Daily News | May 13, 2024

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee has proposed establishing a drone corps as a branch of the Army in its mark-up of the fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | May 13, 2024

House authorizers have proposed adding millions of dollars in counter-drone funding in the chairman's mark of the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2025.

The Insider | May 10, 2024

The Army awarded Lockheed Martin an $861 million firm-fixed-price contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and supporting services on May 8, according to a Pentagon notice.

The Insider | May 10, 2024

The Army has released a sources-sought notice asking industry for solutions to fulfill the Precision Strike Missile Increment 2 requirement.

Daily News | May 9, 2024

The Army released a request for information for the fourth increment of the Maneuver Short Range Air Defense system Wednesday, stating that this capability will focus on delivering “air defense capability to support dismounted maneuver.”

The Insider | May 8, 2024

Gen. Charles Flynn, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, said today that he expects the recent deployment of the service’s new Mid-Range Capability (MRC) missile system will ultimately provide valuable information about the system’s performance under hot, humid conditions.

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