Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / May 22, 2017 at 10:59 AM

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

1. The Trump administration will propose increasing the Pentagon's investment spending to more than $200 billion in fiscal year 2018 -- lifting budgets for new weapon systems to levels not seen since FY-12, according to a leaked spreadsheet of the FY-18 spending proposal.

Full story: Trump aims to push modernization spending above $200B in FY-18

2. The inaugural Strategic Portfolio Analysis Review has generated $3.5 billion in resources over the next five years to help close critical capability gaps, according to the Army's deputy chief of staff (G-8).

Full story: Army review frees up $3.5B over five years for key capabilities

3. The Army is working to augment its intelligence corps with a small cadre of soldiers with unique skill sets to further enable maneuver units, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-2).

Full story: G-2: Army creating 'hybrid' data scientists for intel corps

4. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will consume over half the funds in the Army's transportation portfolio in fiscal year 2018, according to Scott Davis, program executive officer for combat support and combat service support.

Full story: JLTV to use majority of FY-18 transportation portfolio funds