Ashley Tressel

Ashley Tressel was Inside the Army's managing editor until November 2020. She was previously a local news reporter in Northern California, covering government, crime and the deadly 2017 wildfires in Mendocino County. She has also worked as a legislative reporter for NPR member station WFSU in Tallahassee. A Florida native, she graduated from Florida State University.

Archived Articles
The Insider | October 28, 2020

Testing for the Army's Joint Assault Bridge program was moved from September to November of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the service said this week.

The Insider | October 27, 2020

GM Defense today completed the first delivery of the Infantry Squad Vehicle to the Army at Milford Proving Ground, MI, as part of a $214 million contract.

The Insider | October 22, 2020

FLIR Systems executives on a media call today said the company has technology that would be applicable to the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program and is interested in potentially joining in on a vehicle in the future.

Daily News | October 21, 2020

The commanding general of Army Combined Arms Support Command last week laid out four sustainment goals the service has set to meet requirements growth projected for 2028.

The Insider | October 20, 2020

The Army is hosting one-on-one industry sessions starting this week on the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle-Leader Follower program, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | October 20, 2020

The Army is planning to buy more Joint Light Tactical Vehicles than the currently contracted quantities before a fiscal year 2022 re-compete, due to previous-year cost savings, according to the service.

Daily News | October 19, 2020

Army officials at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual conference last week publicly announced a new force employment model to be implemented across the entire service, called the Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model, or ReARMM. The model will orient the force in line with regional priorities.

The Insider | October 16, 2020

FLIR Systems has been awarded a $26 million other transaction agreement for the Army's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle Sensor Suite Upgrade program, the company announced today.

Daily News | October 16, 2020

The Army is using its data on humvees to create a model for predicting sustainment costs and make long-term economic decisions as new systems enter the force.

Daily News | October 15, 2020

The Army, led by the service's acquisition executive and the head of Army Materiel Command, is planning to draft a new 15-year strategy to improve the output and safety of its ammunition plants using automation and other methods.

Daily News | October 14, 2020

Team Ignite, an Army Futures Command organization founded a year ago to help scientists generate new ideas for use in future battles, is working on new ways to bring technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics into the fold.

Daily News | October 13, 2020

As the Army continues to send its Security Force Assistance Brigades overseas to advise and assist foreign partners, a new regionally aligned deployment model seeks to provide a "sustained presence," according to the general in charge of these specialized forces.

The Insider | October 7, 2020

The Army's resources are under added strain from the novel coronavirus pandemic, for which the service has incurred "a tremendous amount of debt," Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said today.

The Insider | September 24, 2020

The Army next week is hosting a virtual workshop for the Tactical Assault Kit, a situational awareness tool.

The Insider | September 23, 2020

The Army's Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate has received approval from Army Futures Command on future electrification requirements, the directorate announced this week.

Daily News | September 18, 2020

The Army has updated its draft request for proposals for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, deleting a provision that would have allowed a service organization to submit a proposal.

Daily News | September 17, 2020

Army Futures Command has chosen Austin Community College District in Texas as the home for its new Software Factory, the service announced today.

The Insider | September 15, 2020

Army Contracting Command-Orlando is hosting an online industry day next week for a new requirement "to provide threat and target development, support and hardware of multiple programs for test and training events," according to an industry notice.

Daily News | September 11, 2020

The Army's first soldier experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle effort showed some software issues that need some work, according to one of the officials involved.

The Insider | September 10, 2020

The Army has finished its analysis of which programs will be harvested for modernization efforts in the fiscal year 2022 program objective memorandum, otherwise known as the "Night Court" process, according to a senior leader.

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