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Ryan McCarthy: Army to Shift $10B for Modernization Priorities

Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy said the service will reprogram $10 billion to fund other modernization priorities in its program objective memorandum for fiscal year 2021 through FY 2025, Defense News reported Friday. The service will free up funds through another round of a review process called “night court.” The Army announced that it used the process to shift up to $30 billion in funds toward other modernization initiatives in February.

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Microsoft Develops Reality Headset for Army Training, Battlefield Tactics

Microsoft is working on a modified version of its reality-based HoloLens 2 headset designed to support the U.S. Army’s military training and combat missions, CNBC reported Saturday. Work on the integrated visual augmentation system is part of a potential two-year, $480M contract the Army awarded to Microsoft in November.

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Army Preps to Test JLTV Upgrades

A senior official at Oshkosh Defense said the U.S. Army is set to test new modifications to its joint light tactical vehicle at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The updated JLTV will be delivered to Fort Stewart, Ga., this week for initial evaluation, according to George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs at Oshkosh Defense.

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Ryan McCarthy Previews Army’s FY 2020 Budget Plan

Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy has offered a preview of the service’s budget request for fiscal 2020 at a Center for a New American Security event held on Monday, FCW reported Monday. "There are some hard choices in this budget, and there will be more in the future,” McCarthy said about the service’s spending plan to be released next week. 

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Shifting $30B for Modernization Efforts

During an Association of the United States Army event, Ryan McCarthy, army undersecretary, said that the service branch has realigned around $30B in its five-year spending plan to address modernization needs, National Defense magazine reported Tuesday. McCarthy noted that $22B will result from proposed program cuts while $8B will come from “cost avoidance” initiatives.

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Ryan McCarthy: Industry Partnerships can Help Army, DoD Reach Acquisition Goals

Undersecretary of the U.S. Army Ryan McCarthy said during the recent Muster DC event that collaboration with entrepreneurs has significantly helped the Department of Defense reach its goals, the Army said Thursday. McCarthy noted that small businesses can support the DoD in its objectives by scaling out their concepts and ideas through partnerships with larger firms.

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Initiates Some Org Changes in Support of Futures Command

U.S. Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy told Defense News in an interview published Monday about the service’s efforts to transition the Army Capabilities Integration Center and Research Development Engineering Command to Army Futures Command. He said the branch expects the complete the move of the center under Futures Command by the end of fall 2018 and the R&D command by next spring.
 

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Futures Command to Help Military Keep Up With Technological Advancements

U.S. Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy has said in an interview that the Army Futures Command comes at a time when the military needs to keep pace with advancements in technology and formalize its business relationships. He explained that the Futures Command was established to initiate formal collaborations to speed up the delivery of information and results, the service said Friday.

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