Inside the Army highlights

By Sebastian Sprenger / December 21, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Here's a list of must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army:

1. The Army's chief of staff said many of the technologies wrapped up in the Defense Department's "third offset strategy" are still unrealistic for widespread application today, emphasizing that the ground service would retain the final say about what new concepts are worth adopting.

Full Story: Army takes wait-and-see stance on Pentagon's 'Third Offset' strategy

2. Lockheed Martin is taking its complaint about losing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle production contract to the next level, abandoning the avenue of the Government Accountability Office and seeking instead a decision from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Full Story: New Lockheed suit means JLTV protest remains undecided for now

3. Congress last week passed a fiscal year 2016 omnibus spending bill that cut millions of dollars from Army radio and network modernization programs, but gave the service extra funding for cybersecurity efforts.

Full Story: Army radios, WIN-T take hits in omnibus bill, but cyber efforts are elevated

4. The Missile Defense Agency has no plans through 2021 to buy long-range surveillance radars from anyone other than Raytheon, locking in a 30-year relationship with the vendor on a sole-source basis, according to a newly released document.

Full Story: Raytheon to retain lock on radars for ballistic missile defense