Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / June 5, 2017 at 10:10 AM

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

1. The Army has prepared a list of $12.7 billion in unfunded requirements in fiscal year 2018, dedicating $4.9 billion to the top priorities highlighted by service leadership and $3.1 billion to growing the force.

Full story: Army identifies $12.7 billion in unfunded priorities in FY-18

2. The Army seeks to launch a new program of record in fiscal year 2018 that would "leverage" efforts by the Defense Department's Strategic Capabilities Office to develop a hypervelocity projectile that can use the service's existing gun systems.

Full story: Army creating new program of record for hypervelocity projectile

3. As the Army continues to adjust its acquisition strategies for robotic systems, the service is looking to begin funding research, development, test and evaluation efforts for key programs in fiscal year 2018, according to budget justification documents.

Full story: Army requests FY-18 funding to further key robotics program research

4. The Pentagon is again pressing Congress to authorize a new base realignment and closure round so it can reduce excess infrastructure, but lawmakers have a familiar sense of apprehension as they weigh the Trump administration's first budget request.

Full story: Pentagon predicts new base closures would save $2 billion annually