Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / October 2, 2017 at 10:22 AM

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

1. The Army's proposed restructuring of its tactical network and radio programs to reduce complexity and increase resiliency is facing bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill over the timing of the request and perceived lack of strategic clarity.

Full story: Army's plan to halt WIN-T Inc 2, MNVR and CPOF faces opposition on Hill

2. The Army's plan to overhaul its tactical networks is predicated on winning permission from Congress to reallocate $544 million in fiscal year 2018 between 15 different budget accounts, and securing authorization for five new-start projects the service argues are necessary to execute its new mission command tactical network modernization strategy, according to sources.

Full story: Army needs new starts, $544M shift in FY-18 to implement network plan

3. To date, the Army's Rapid Capabilities Office has focused its efforts on Europe, but senior leaders are weighing whether to add Korea to its portfolio.

Full story: RCO could expand focus to Korean peninsula

4. The Army has awarded a contract for a prototyping effort expected to inform the service's future combat vehicle development efforts.

Full story: Army awards NGCV prototype contract