Ryan McCarthy

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Ryan McCarthy speaks at the Pentagon on Oct. 10, 2019, after being sworn in as secretary of the Army. (U.S. Army / Sgt. Dana Clarke)

The Army says it’s working with the Air Force on JADC2

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy emphasized the cooperation that is already happening and described the recent developments as a "very good start to the discussion."
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U.S. Marines with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company watch illumination shells during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on San Clemente Island, California, Feb. 7. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces. (U.S. Marine Corps / Cpl. Patrick Crosley)

The military’s biggest hurdle to modernization? It’s already doing a lot of other things.

There is "breathtaking demand that we face worldwide," says Army Sectary McCarthy, echoing the sentiments of his peers atop the Navy and Air Force.
Secretary of the Army, Hon. Ryan D. McCarthy, along with other service Secretaries and Chiefs, speak to the Senate Committee on Armed Services during a hearing on privatized housing in Washington D.C., Dec. 3, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dana Clarke)

OTAs are contract of choice for Army’s modernization, McCarthy says

The agile contracts will allow the service to move faster on getting money to a contractor to prototype new tech.
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, Army Chief Information Officer, gives remarks during the Senior Leaders Development Seminar at the Mitre Corporation in McLean, VA., March 11, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Kelly)

Army cloud office to be set up by March, CIO says

The Army's new cloud office will be up and running by March, Army CIO Bruce Crawford said.
Gen. John M. Murray, Commanding General of U.S. Army Futures Command, gives his remarks after the assuming command during an activation ceremony, Aug. 24 at Austin, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf, 24th Press Camp Headquarters/Released)

Army leadership talks up new Futures Command on Capitol Hill

Futures Command leaders addressed concerns from lawmakers in a hearing Thursday.