Congress decided yesterday what programs will get a haircut in freeing up $5 billion in defense spending. Among the programs is the Long Range Strike Bomber and defense readiness increases.
Congress will rework the Defense authorization act to conform to budget deal parameters if it cannot garner enough votes to override the President’s veto.
The Army is shrinking down to about 450,000 soldiers. Congress isn't likely to approve another round of base realignment and closure, but Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu tells In Depth with Francis Rose the Army has adopted a different strategy to get its base footprint in line.
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program has dragged on for nearly a decade, with bidders spending millions and millions just for run-off prototypes. No wonder there's a protest.
The annual Doughboy Award recognizes infantrymen for their outstanding contributions to the U.S. Army infantry. It's also the highest honor bestowed by the Chief of Infantry. Ret. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger is an aircraft design liaison at Bell Helicopter, and one of three winners of this year's award. He told Federal Drive host Tom Temin more about what winning the Doughboy means.
The service is implementing one of the few alternatives it has to a base realignment and closure (BRAC) round: moving soldiers and civilians out of its oldest buildings and shuttering them.
With the convention wrapped up, here's a list of major factors the Army is tackling, and what they're doing to improve them.
The Army works continuously to improve on a basic piece of gear, namely the helmet on top of a soldier's head.
Hari Bezwada, the chief information officer of the Army’s Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information System, said he’s taking measured approach to migrate five ERP systems to a shared services provider.
The Army's acquisition chief says program testing takes too long and needs to be streamlined. She says that industry's help may be the best way to solve the problem. Federal News Radio reporter Scott Maucione has more.
The Army is redesigning how soldiers can continue their education in the civilian sector.
The Army launches a pilot program Oct. 19 to ensure non-commissioned officers are ready for the next stage of their careers.
The Army is using simulations and virtual trainers to prepare its soldiers for everything from driving vehicles to shooting high-powered weapons, but at least one provider warns that it's time the Army rebooted its tools.
The Army's top acquisition official said government needs to work with industry to stop duplicative testing that is delaying the time it takes for troops to get products.