Inside the Army highlights

By John Liang  
February 11, 2019 at 5:00 AM

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

1. The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle has moved into low-rate initial production, with the Army expecting to equip the first unit in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021, according to the service.

Full story: AMPV passes milestone C to begin initial production

2. The Army last week officially announced plans to produce "a limited number" of Iron Dome air-defense systems, a move first reported by Inside Defense last month.

Full story: Army announces plan to acquire Iron Dome

3. The Defense Department is preparing to ask Congress for an increase of more than $100 billion in its controversial warfighting account to skirt a mandatory budget cap, but some government officials are worried it will only further the account's appearance as a slush fund.

Full story: Pentagon planning a mammoth FY-20 war budget to avoid spending cap

4. The Pentagon will as soon as March increase cybersecurity requirements for contractors working on "critical" technology programs.

Full story: DOD to require 'enhanced' cyber protections from contractors working on 'critical' programs