Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / September 25, 2017 at 10:19 AM

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.

Full story: McCarthy: S&T community needs freedom to 'fail early' and 'fail often'

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.

Full story: Senate-passed authorization bill includes M113 reporting requirement

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.

Full story: At APG, McCarthy meets with ground vehicles, S&T, network communities

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).

Full story: Murray predicts 'disturbance in the force' on Army modernization