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Inside the Army - April 24, 2017
  • Kadavy: Guard will have to 'curtail' training in event of a yearlong CR

    The Army National Guard would have to reduce its training exercises if Congress does not pass an appropriation and the Pentagon operates under a yearlong continuing resolution, according to its director, Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy.

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  • Perna: Army must regain competencies in logistics, contracting

    The Army must address the logistics challenges created over the past 15 years in order to prepare for potential future conflicts, according to the head of Army Materiel Command.

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  • Pentagon faces shutdown in Trump's first 100 days

    As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office this week, the Pentagon and other federal agencies have been notified by the White House to begin precautionary preparations for a government shutdown in the event Congress cannot pass a budget bill by April 29 or agree to extend a stopgap spending measure.

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  • AMRDEC issues call for anti-ship missile seeker

    The Army is seeking industry input on infrared seekers to support a guided missile capability that can sink a ship, according to a recent solicitation on Federal Business Opportunities.

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  • Training Accident

    A UH-60 Black Hawk attached to the 12th Aviation Battalion, based at Davison Airfield, Ft. Belvoir, VA, crashed on a Maryland golf course April 17. One crew member was killed and two injured during the incident, which occurred during "a routine training flight," according to a release from the Army Military District of Washington. A team was dispatched from the Army Combat Readiness Center at Ft. Rucker, AL to investigate the crash.

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  • Aviation community set to convene in Nashville for AAAA

    This week's gathering of the Army aviation community is expected to include insights from senior service leaders and previews of potential future platforms from industry.

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  • ARNG director outlines end-strength plans

    The Army National Guard plans to use the higher end strength authorized by Congress to improve the readiness of its "urgent units," according to its director, Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy.

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  • Army evaluating intel needs for current and near-term fight

    The Army is conducting a "bottom-up review" of the force to determine the appropriate composition and distribution of the intelligence corps, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-2).

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  • Intel chief examines technology use

    As the Army continues to adapt to changing warfare, the service needs to look at how it uses technology, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-2).

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  • DIUx remains a priority under Mattis

    The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, which faced an uncertain future at the start of the Trump administration, remains a priority now that Defense Secretary James Mattis runs the Pentagon and reports directly to him in the same way it did with his predecessor, Ash Carter, who established DIUx to inject greater innovation into the acquisition system.

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  • DSB: Additional $2.5B needed per year to defend against advanced missiles

    Improving ballistic and cruise missile capabilities and inventories by potential adversaries could render U.S. military forces -- particularly equipment and units deemed critical to war plans -- vulnerable, and requires a new three-pronged strategy to shore up U.S. defenses that could cost $2.5 billion annually.

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  • DSB: U.S. must trade in air dominance for 'on-demand air superiority'

    The U.S. military, which for a generation has wielded the world's preeminent air power capability, needs to prepare to trade in expectations for air dominance -- control of the entire battlespace at all times -- for something new: "on-demand air superiority," a shift due to increasing technological prowess of potential adversaries that will render U.S. air dominance unaffordable.

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  • DOT&E: Operational test workforce 'steadily declining'

    The Pentagon's operational test workforce has been shrinking and is expected to be 42 percent smaller in 2020 than it was in 2010, according to a recent report sent to lawmakers by the Defense Department's top weapons tester.

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