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Gen. Paul Ostrowski

Futures Command Won’t Hurt Oversight, Army Tells Congress

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The Army believes it has all the legal authorities it needs to reform. Now it just has to make the reform work.

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EXCLUSIVE — Army Moves $$ To Modernization To Cross Valley Of Death

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“’20 and ’21 is where we need to make sure we don’t kind of hit turbulence,” McCarthy said. “The budget deal was great — we had an enormous increase, and we’re grateful for that — but this (sequestration) still looms.”

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Army Chief Milley Turns To Industry For Network Overhaul

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ARLINGTON: Want to sell information technology to the US Army? Then you need to write this down: Paul.A.Ostrowski.mil@mail.mil. That’s the email of the general seeking industry’s input — historically something of a struggle for the service — as the Army reviews and overhauls its networks. The Army’s long-term goal: a single unified network connecting everything from the… Keep reading →

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Army Killed New Carbine Because It Wasn’t Twice As Reliable As Current M4

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The Army has half a million M4 carbines, the lightweight version of the Vietnam-vintage M16. So if the service was going to invest in a replacement, it wanted a “leap ahead” that would, among other things, cut in half the number of times the weapon jammed – a criterion the Army has not made clear… Keep reading →

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