Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / April 2, 2018 at 9:56 AM

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

1. HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Army Futures Command is intended to provide a coherent vision for force modernization, without which the service has experienced "a lot of confusion" and failed to capitalize fully on its investments, according to the service's under secretary.

Full story: McCarthy: Army takes 'methodical' approach with maximum 'flexibility' for Futures Command

2. HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army has launched a new initiative to bolster its efforts "to span the chasm between critical Army modernization challenges and the vast community of non-traditional innovators," according to the service's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.

Full story: Jette details policy changes, new initiative intended to spur innovation

3. HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team on March 26 outlined three phases for NGCV prototype development before a materiel development decision is expected.

Full story: Final NGCV prototypes to be fielded at end of FY-23

4. HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army is establishing three programs of record to sort its inventory of more than 4,000 non-standard robots and seeks to develop a common controller across the entire fleet. The service aims to remove 2,000 of those robots from the inventory before the programs of record are fully online.

Full story: Army to organize ground robotics portfolio, speed up prototyping