Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / May 21, 2018 at 9:59 AM

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

1. Army Secretary Mark Esper has made a stationing decision for the eight cross-functional teams pursuing the service's six modernization priorities.

Full story: Army selects headquarters locations for eight modernization CFTs

2. During a May 15 hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, lawmakers queried Army senior leaders about the service's plans to modernize and called for disciplined execution of its increased funding.

Full story: Appropriators seek assurances on Army spending in FY-19

3. The Army's Cyber Center of Excellence is honed in on ensuring coordination with all other operations in the cyber domain, according to a service official.

Full story: Cyber COE focused on integration for new systems

4. A war-funding account that has been derided by critics for years as a "slush fund" may have finally reached a political inflection point in Congress, but statutory budget caps set to return next year could derail ongoing efforts to increase fiscal transparency at the Pentagon.

Full story: Pentagon's controversial war account could be poised for political reckoning