Inside The Army Highlights

By Sebastian Sprenger / October 19, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Highlights from this week's edition of Inside the Army:

1. New insights from an internal Army analysis suggest prioritizing the deployment of smaller communications hubs to the front lines and leaving manpower-intensive analysis work to be done remotely from U.S. locations, according to a senior official.

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2. As the Army gears up to release its cyber strategy before the end of the year, recent threats from Russia and elsewhere have changed the way the service looks at its cyber operations, according to the head of Army Cyber Command.

Full Story: Amid Russian threats, Army expects to update cyber strategy by year's end

3. An Army official said problems diagnosed in a new command-and-control system can be addressed in time to avert a congressionally imposed spending limit on the program.

Full Story: Army official upbeat about fixes to Joint Battle Command-Platform

4. The Army wants to upgrade its fleets of aerial drones with electronic jamming capabilities and more weapons, but whether it will have a budget to do so anytime soon remains to be seen, service officials said last week.

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