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Ryan McCarthy: Army Tactical Network Review Would Take 2 Years

Acting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has said that the Army would take at least two years to identify a new battlefield communications network that will replace the service branch’s existing systems, Breaking Defense reported Friday. McCarthy told reporters Wednesday that the Army has formed a Cross-Functional Team to reboot its …

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Congress Wants Army to Submit Tactical Network Modernization Plan

Congress plans to limit funds for the U.S. Army‘s battlefield network development program until the service branch submits a modernization plan for its tactical communications and data networks, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The final annual defense policy bill contains language to appropriate no more than 50 percent of the proposed fiscal 2018 budget …

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Raytheon Exec Mark Esper Confirmed as Army Secretary

The Senate approved Mark Esper, vice president of government relations at Raytheon, to serve as U.S. Army secretary through an 89-6 vote Wednesday, the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. His confirmation came four months after President Donald Trump nominated him for the service’s top civilian post. “I’m also confident that [Esper] will call upon …

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James Mattis Asks Congress to Authorize New BRAC Round

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called on Congress to authorize another round of base realignment and closures, DoD Buzz reported Friday. “We have studied shortcomings of previous rounds and are confident the savings generated by a new BRAC in 2021 would save $2 billion or more annually,” Mattis wrote in the …

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