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 7, 2023

The Army has once again refrained from requesting funding for additional procurement of MQ-1 Grey Eagle unmanned aircraft systems in its budget submission to Congress.

Daily News | April 6, 2023

The Government Accountability Office has denied Sikorsky's protest of the Army's decision to award the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft to competitor Bell, clearing a hurdle for the multibillion-dollar program to move forward.

Daily News | April 5, 2023

The head of Oshkosh Defense says the company would have suffered a "significant loss" if it had bid the same amount as its competitor AM General, which recently won the Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle follow-on production contract.

The Insider | April 5, 2023

The Army has awarded GM Defense the full-rate production contract for the Infantry Squad Vehicle, the company announced on Wednesday.

Daily News | April 4, 2023

The Army is standing up an "innovation exchange" lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, to test the implementation of the service's planned unified data reference architecture framework.

Daily News | April 3, 2023

The Army has included nearly $200 million in its fiscal year 2024 budget request for research, development, test and evaluation of a modernized aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system.

The Insider | March 31, 2023

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Technologies a $1.2 billion contract to provide a Patriot air defense system to Switzerland.

The Insider | March 31, 2023

The Army found that the operation and support costs for the CH-47F Block I Chinook helicopter increased nearly 27% from 2004 to 2021 and the costs for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System increased 136% from 2007 to 2021, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

Daily News | March 30, 2023

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Army Secretary Christine Wormuth during a congressional hearing Thursday about the service's lack of funding for one night-vision goggle program, and its faith in another program that has had challenges.

Daily News | March 30, 2023

In protesting the recent award of the follow-on contract of the Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to AM General, Oshkosh claims that the government ignored problems related to AM General’s production process, corrosion testing and the cost evaluation.

The Insider | March 29, 2023

The Army will hold an industry day focused on "Soldier 2030 and Beyond" May 17-18 in Springfield, VA, which will focus on future technologies for soldiers.

Daily News | March 29, 2023

Some members of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee during a hearing Tuesday pushed the Army to replenish its weapons stock faster as it continues to send aid to Ukraine.

Daily News | March 28, 2023

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said during a House Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing today that funding for some "big ticket" Army modernization programs could be "reduced" if the Defense Department is forced to return to fiscal year 2022 levels in its FY-24 budget request.

Daily News | March 27, 2023

The Army's fiscal year 2024 request includes $53 million for the procurement of the Future Unmanned Aircraft System family of systems.

Daily News | March 27, 2023

The Army will field a "mission systems flying test bed" for testing systems related to the service's future vertical lift programs, the government announced last week in a broad agency announcement.

Daily News | March 23, 2023

Some money for the Directed Energy Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense system in the Army's fiscal year 2024 budget request was reapplied toward other modernization priorities due to the technology not being ready, the service's deputy assistant secretary for plans, programs and resources said Thursday. (UPDATED)

The Insider | March 23, 2023

The Army is using other transaction authorities, as well as a competition under the Defense Department's Small Business Innovation Research program to help increase the number of small business contractors, a service official told the Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee Wednesday.

Daily News | March 21, 2023

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Tuesday that despite the multiyear delays with the service's Integrated Visual Augmentation System, he remains confident in the ability of the 1.2 variant to be transformative on the battlefield.

The Insider | March 20, 2023

Boeing has been awarded a $1.9 billion modification to produce 184 AH-64E Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army, Australia and other international customers, the Defense Department announced in a March 17 notice.

Daily News | March 17, 2023

There is general agreement that the Army has less buying power in its fiscal year 2024 budget request compared with the FY-23 enacted budget. But analysts believe inflation will be higher than the Defense Department's projection of 2.4%.

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