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Army Secretary Says Talent Reform Is Top Priority For 2020 « Breaking Defense

Army Secretary Mark Esper addresses the Talent Management Task Force he created to overhaul the cumbersome, centralized military personnel bureaucracy. PENTAGON: With equipment modernization now in overdrive, Army Secretary Mark Esper is shifting his focus to the human beings that will use the new weapons. In a media roundtable Thursday …

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Bell V-280 Flies 322 MPH: Army Secretary Praises Program « Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON: Bell’s V-280 Valor prototype exceeded 280 knots this week, making good on the aircraft’s namesake speed, the company announced this afternoon. And it’ll fly faster before it’s done, a Bell executive told me in an interview. The news is the latest public triumph for Bell’s tiltrotor technology at a …

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Adam Smith: Doubts $750B Budget, Praises Army, Downplays Yemen War Powers Bill « Breaking Defense

Rep. Adam Smith WASHINGTON: The presumptive House Armed Services chairman, Adam Smith outlined his agenda for reporters this morning in a wide-ranging discussion laced with his trademark tactical snark. While many of his stances were unsurprising — he wants equal treatment for transgender troops, less spending on new nuclear ICBMs, …

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Army Futures Command: $100M, 500 Staff, & Access To Top Leaders « Breaking Defense

Mark Esper reviews troops at his formal welcome as Army Secretary. WASHINGTON: Army Futures Command just officially stood up Friday, but the service has big plans for its new HQ, created to unify rival modernization bureaucracies. Not only will the command ultimately grow to roughly 500 staff and an annual …

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Inside Army Futures Command: CFT Chiefs Take Charge « Breaking Defense

Then-Colonel Walter Rugen, who took over the newly created Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team in October and was promoted to brigadier general in January. REDSTONE ARSENAL, HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: It took a minor miracle of scheduling for me to catch up with Wally Rugen in his half-furnished office here. The …

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Army Wrestles With SIGINT vs. EW « Breaking Defense

Inside an Army electronic warfare testing facility at White Sands. CAPITOL HILL: Can the Army unite its rival tribes to retake the high-tech high ground of modern warfare, the electromagnetic spectrum? Those are the stakes in the service’s ongoing internal struggles over doctrine, organization, and an obscure but critical program …

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