Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / April 9, 2018 at 8:42 AM

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

1. The Army Rapid Capabilities Office, established in August 2016 with a mandate to close critical gaps on an accelerated basis, is moving inside the traditional acquisition process.

Full story: As RCO transitions to a program executive office, Army seeks flexibility

2. Army senior leaders expect to make cuts to existing programs in order to fund their ambitious modernization objectives over six priority areas, according to the service secretary.

Full story: Esper: 'We know we need to trim programs' to fund modernization

3. HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Funding instability has led to a slight schedule slip in requirements development for the first Future Vertical Lift aircraft, but the Army aims to regain ground where possible, according to the TRADOC capability manager for FVL.

Full story: TCM FVL: CS 3 AOA is behind schedule; should still hit milestone A target

4. The Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle procurement schedule has been extended by one year and is now slated to close in fiscal year 2036, as cited in a summary of the Defense Department's December 2017 Selected Acquisition Reports released April 3.

Full story: JLTV procurement stretched by one year