Inside the Army highlights

By Sebastian Sprenger / February 1, 2016 at 9:05 AM

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

1. The Army is a few months away from moving to operational testing of the Joint Tactical Radio System's handheld Rifleman radio, as officials weigh the option of a separate, two-channel version.

Full story: Army mulling over option of two-channel handheld Rifleman radio

2. The Government Accountability Office has flagged improper use of some bridge-contract arrangements by the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL, prompting the service to promise corrective guidance for contracting officers this spring.

Full story: Army preparing new bridge-contract guidance after auditors flag errors

3. The Army has set the release of an industry solicitation for the Joint Tactical Radio System's airborne radio for this summer, pending required documentation and briefings, according to the service's tactical radio program manager.

Full story: Summer release set for Army airborne radio request for proposals