Ashley Tressel

Ashley Tressel is Inside the Army's managing editor. 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.

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The Insider | December 5, 2019

President Trump announced today he plans to nominate Jim McPherson as the new Army under secretary, a position he has occupied since June in an "acting" capacity.

The Insider | December 3, 2019

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said today the service has identified the programs for which it may eventually seek waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution.

The Insider | November 26, 2019

The Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office will hold invitation-only industry days on Feb. 11 and 12 in Austin, TX, "to quickly target and acquire promising new technology," according to an industry notice.

The Insider | November 25, 2019

The Senate has confirmed Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler to be the new commanding general of Army Space and Missile Defense Command and to receive his third star, the service announced today.

Daily News | November 22, 2019

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday the Army has already felt the effects of the first continuing resolution that started Oct. 1, previously asking commands to reduce spending by 2%.

Daily News | November 21, 2019

As the Army reaches an inflection point with autonomy and artificial intelligence to face near-peer competitors, the service is encouraging traditional defense contractors to take it in stride by including new technology requirements in requests for proposals.

The Insider | November 20, 2019

The Army is working to overcome readiness challenges related to its active component brigade combat teams, according to a new report from the Defense Department inspector general.

Daily News | November 14, 2019

The Army recently awarded Unified Business Technologies an other transaction agreement to further test its “StrikeShield” vehicle active protection system, which will inform the service’s APS effort for the Stryker vehicle.

Daily News | November 8, 2019

The Army's assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team is looking to bring a new "deep-sensing" capability to the force to aid multidomain operations and long-range precision fires.

Daily News | November 6, 2019

A yearlong stopgap continuing resolution would prevent the Army from using $3.5 billion in procurement and research, development, test and evaluation funding and block it from awarding contracts for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, according to a fact sheet provided to Inside Defense.

The Insider | October 31, 2019

The Army next month is holding an industry day for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery Increment 2 program at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | October 24, 2019

While some lawmakers are concerned about how the Army's new four-star command in charge of modernization will coordinate with the service's acquisition office, the top acquisition executive said this month the relationship is going well.

The Insider | October 22, 2019

The Army's newest fiscal stewardship program is making progress in educating the force on how to responsibly manage appropriations, according to a senior official.

The Insider | October 17, 2019

The Army's Space and Missile Defense Command will be updating its Space Training Strategy over the next three to four months, according to the general in charge of the command.

The Insider | October 16, 2019

Army Futures Command today released the latest version of the service's modernization strategy, focusing on a multidomain force in 2035 and expanding on the first version published last year.

Daily News | October 15, 2019

The Army's Precision Strike Missile could eventually reach a range of up to 800 km, following the dissolution of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty which had a 500 km limit.

Daily News | October 15, 2019

The first Extended Range Cannon Artillery prototype is going through final assembly at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, and the Army expects to test it in the next 30 days.

Daily News | October 14, 2019

The Next Generation Combat Vehicle's cross-functional team will deliver Robotic Combat Vehicle test platforms to Colorado in the spring for the next round of experimentation, following a "rodeo" in Texas that took place earlier this year.

Daily News | October 14, 2019

The general in charge of Army Futures Command today confirmed one of the two expected competitors for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program did not make the initial evaluation and will be sitting out the prototyping phase.

The Insider | October 14, 2019

The Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center has established a cooperative research and development agreement with General Motors for vehicle cybersecurity, the service announced today.

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