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Inside the Army - February 26, 2018
  • DAMO-AV chief deems FY-19 ITEP funding 'a win,' touts FVL work

    A half billion-dollar reduction in aircraft procurement funding in the Army's fiscal year 2019 budget request is "a slight dip in one year," not evidence of a diminished commitment to the branch, according to the director of aviation on the Army staff.

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  • Horlander offers estimate of FY-18 topline increase, notes Congress has final word

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 provides for topline increases for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2018 and FY-19, but the Army's share of that funding growth has not yet been finalized, according to a senior service official.

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  • Pentagon breaks down $20B OCO 'realignment' for FY-19

    The Pentagon has "realigned" $20 billion initially pegged for its fiscal year 2019 Overseas Contingency Operations request and directed it toward the military's base budgets to adhere to a bipartisan congressional spending deal, according to a detailed breakdown provided to Inside Defense.

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  • Army seeks new missile technology in FY-19 to support Multi-Domain Battle

    The Army's fiscal year 2019 budget request seeks funding to launch research and technology projects that aim to spawn new ways to strike the enemy -- the vanguard of capability development spawned by the service's Multi-Domain Battle concept -- with an eye toward a potential land-based, anti-ship missile and a new single, multimission attack missile.

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  • LAUNCH FAILURES FORCE NEW LEADERSHIP AT LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE DIVISIONS

    Lockheed Martin Corp. this week announced a management shakeup in the leadership of its most lucrative space and astronautic divisions, personnel moves that follow a string of embarrassing launch failures.

    As of June 1, Albert Smith, president of Lockheed's Aerospace Electronics Systems division that includes Sanders, will replace K. Michael Henshaw as head of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Co., in Sunnyvale, CA. Henshaw will assume the presidency of the corporation's energy and environmental division.

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  • Army commits $399M in RDT&E for four vehicle improvement programs

    As the Army's combat vehicle improvement programs advance, some are slated to receive one-time gains in fiscal year 2019 research, development, test and evaluation money, while others would continue to wind down.

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  • Army constitutes more than 70 percent of DOD's FY-19 request for EDI

    The Trump administration aims to drastically increase the funding in fiscal year 2019 for the European Deterrence Initiative, designed to counter Russian adventurism on the continent, with Army equipment and activities comprising $4.6 billion of a total $6.5 billion request.

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  • Mobile Protected Firepower to see significant gains in RDT&E

    The Army is seeking a substantial funding increase for Mobile Protected Firepower in fiscal year 2019, as the service moves toward the engineering and manufacturing development phase for the "light tank" meant to bolster its infantry brigade combat teams.

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  • Army eyes funding boost to accelerate NGCV prototyping efforts

    The Army aims to nearly quadruple its projected spending on Next Generation Combat Vehicle prototyping in fiscal year 2019, in a bid to accelerate the second of senior leaders' six modernization priorities.

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  • Enzi seeks cost and schedule details on Pentagon's $2 trillion audit

    Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) wants Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to provide him with detailed cost and time line information on the Defense Department's ongoing $2 trillion audit, according to a recent letter the lawmaker sent to the Pentagon.

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  • DOD seeking $1.5B for SCO in FY-19, including $438M for seven new projects

    The Strategic Capabilities Office is seeking nearly $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2019 -- an increase of more than 20 percent over FY-18 -- to develop new and surprising ways of using existing technology to bolster conventional deterrence against China and Russia.

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  • DARPA seeks massive boost in electronics research funding

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is nearly quadrupling its planned investments in fiscal year 2019 for programs seeking to find new materials, architectures and designs for microelectronics.

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  • GD CFO: 'You either have to consolidate or get consolidated out'

    Acquiring CSRA will help General Dynamics better compete in the consolidating IT services market, according to GD's chief financial officer.

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