Congressional negotiators have reached a deal to allocate $383.4M in fiscal 2019 funds for the U.S. Army's research and development work on weapons systems and munitions, Defense News reported Monday. The negotiated spending bill released late Thursday reflects a $343M increase from the service's budget request of $40.4M for weapons and munitions tech development and improvement efforts.Read More »
The U.S. Army has demonstrated the capabilities of the digital cockpits of two prototype UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters during a recent limited user test.
The LUT involved immersing the two aircraft in various flight simulations to leverage their survivability equipment and trigger pilot actions, the service said Monday.
Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command, has said he believes the service should consider extending the tours of program managers and other personnel involved in acquisition programs, Defense News reported Thursday. “I think timelines for how long we keep people associated with programs has got to change,” Murray said Wednesday at Defense News Conference.Read More »
The U.S. Army has opened in Austin, Texas, the headquarters of the service’s new Futures Command that seeks to accelerate the development and acquisition of ground vehicles, precision weapons, communications systems, aircraft and other technology platforms, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.Read More »
Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, U.S. Army chief information officer, has said the service should leverage the large volume of data through the use of artificial intelligence, enterprise cloud, identity management and other “data-driven technologies” as it works to upgrade its network, Fedscoop reported on Aug. 3.
Karen Brazell, formerly chief of staff at the White House Military Office, officially joined the Department of Veterans Affairs on Aug. 6 as chief acquisition officer and principal executive director for the VA's Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, Federal News Radio reported Monday.Read More »