Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / May 14, 2018 at 9:56 AM

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

1. As the Army prepares to stand up a new organization tasked with overseeing modernization, a congressional committee is seeking further insight into the process.

Full story: House panel to impose reporting requirements on Army Futures Command

2. The Army's project manager for mission command is examining the possibility of granting coalition forces direct connection to tactical network systems, according to a service official.

Full story: PM Mission Command may let allies access tactical network

3. The Army intends to spend $580 million from fiscal year 2020 through FY-24 on efforts to provide assured position, navigation and timing capability, according to a recent report.

Full story: Army previews plan to spend $580 million on assured PNT across FYDP

4. The Defense Department wants Army ground forces outfitted with a tactical, hypersonic boost-glide vehicle to penetrate enemy air defenses and destroy time-sensitive targets, a notional weapon that would leverage investments in an air-launched, ultra-fast missile capability for the Air Force.

Full story: DOD wants Army equipped with new hypersonic, tactical weapon