Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / May 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM

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

1. While the initial effort on Future Vertical Lift is focused on a medium-lift platform, the Army's top priority remains an armed reconnaissance aircraft, according to the service's aviation branch chief.

Full story: Gayler: Despite DOD focus on CS 3, Army's top need is for CS 1

2. The Army is working to address dozens of recommendations generated by a broad-based review of its aviation portfolio, the aviation branch chief said April 27.

Full story: Gayler: Army on 'a path to reviewing and correcting' issues in aviation

3. As the Army's Rapid Capabilities Office continues to focus on delivering capabilities to the warfighter quickly, Army Contracting Command is "totally integrated" with the office, ACC Commanding General Maj. Gen. James Simpson said April 26.

Full story: ACC 'fully integrated' with Rapid Capabilities Office

4. Army Contracting Command is working to shorten and streamline the service's acquisition process, according to Kristan Mendoza, executive director of ACC in Warren, MI.

Full story: ACC looking to reduce acquisition time line with 'black belt projects'