Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army:
1. Science and technology is critical to the Army's efforts to modernize for the future, and leadership has to demonstrate the requisite patience and flexibility to foster success, according to the service's acting secretary.
2. The Senate aims to require the Army to justify its pursuit of upgrades to the M113 armored troop carrier, amid longstanding concerns about the vehicle's survivability.
3. In his first 50 days on the job, the Army's top civilian official has worked to gather information that will guide his advocacy for the service within the Defense Department.
4. The Army is poised for "a lot of changes" in its approach to modernization, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-8).