• GAO: Challenges Ahead for Army Modernization

    GAO: Challenges Ahead for Army Modernization0

    The Army is still on track to boost readiness by 2022, but there are still challenges related to modernization, according to a new Government Accountability Office report, Army Technology reported. The Feb. 6 report was a progress update on 44 recommendations GAO has made since 2016. “While the Army continues to make progress, it faces

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  • Suicides Up in Army

    Suicides Up in Army0

    The Army has made progress in preventing suicide but “more work needs to be done,” an Army spokeswoman told Army Times last week after data showed suicide up 20 percent in the Army in 2018. Across all services, suicide ticked down slightly. The latest DOD data shows the problem is most acute among active duty

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  • SECARMY Will Cut Programs to Fund Modernization

    SECARMY Will Cut Programs to Fund Modernization0

    The Army will cut existing programs if necessary to fund its modernization efforts, Army Secretary Mark Esper told CQ in an exclusive interview. “I’ll just have to start peeling programs off the bottom until I get to my number,” he said. DOD budget priorities will be clear when the administration’s federal budget request goes to

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  • Talent Management is Top Priority in ’19: SECARMY

    Talent Management is Top Priority in ’19: SECARMY0

    The Army is moving toward a more “market-based” approach to officer promotion instead of simply moving personnel as needed, Army Secretary Mark Esper told Army Times. “My view is, we’re going to move away from ‘up or out,’” he said. “My shorthand is ‘perform or out.’” He set an April 1 deadline for a task

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  • Shaw AFB’s Garrett Tapped to Lead Army FORSCOM

    Shaw AFB’s Garrett Tapped to Lead Army FORSCOM0

    The Senate will soon consider whether to confirm Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett as the next commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). He was officially nominated last week, according to Military.com. FORSCOM, headquartered at Fort Bragg, is the largest organization in the Army. It’s currently being run by acting commander Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson.

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  • Subcommittee Chairman Expected to Add Language Limiting Troop Cuts0

    Rep. Joe Wilson, chairman of the Armed Services military personnel subcommittee, is expected to add language to his panel’s portion of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill to ensure DOD does not shrink the end strength of the Army and Marine Corps too quickly. The provision would limit annual reductions in the Army to 15,000 personnel per year from FY 2014 through 2017, reported CQ Today. It also would limit annual reductions in the Marine Corps to 5,000 personnel per year from 2014 through 2017 …

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