The Insider

Inside the Army highlights

By John Liang  
February 12, 2018 at 11:54 AM

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

1. The White House Office of Management and Budget will submit the fiscal year 2019 budget request Feb. 12 and is updating it to reflect the two-year, $300 billion spending agreement Congress reached early Feb. 9, according to a senior OMB official.

Full story: OMB working new FY-19 toplines after Congress passes spending deal

2. During a Feb. 7 hearing of the Senate Armed Services airland subcommittee, a quartet of Army senior leaders issued a familiar call for funding increases and budget stability, while seeking greater flexibility to pursue the service's modernization priorities.

Full story: Generals address Army's pursuit of modernization priorities, seek further reforms

3. Three Army units in Europe are receiving a set of interim electronic warfare capabilities designed to counter near-peer adversaries, with further updates to come next year.

Full story: Army delivering electronic warfare systems to units in Europe

4. Lt. Gen. Mike Murray, the Army deputy chief of staff (G-8), told the Senate Armed Services airland subcommittee in a hearing Feb. 7 the service is considering "all options" for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle's design.

Full story: Murray: 'We can't wait 20 years to develop' NGCV