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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Daily News | November 16, 2018

Seeking to accelerate the fielding date of the Army's next-generation fighting vehicle, Army Secretary Mark Esper was presented three plans -- one too far in the future to satisfy demand, one too near to add much capability and another option he decided was just right.

Daily News | November 15, 2018

The Army is standing up an artificial intelligence task force in Pennsylvania under its new Futures Command to support the Defense Department's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, according to a directive from the service secretary.

The Insider | November 14, 2018

The Army is forming an acquisition strategy to procure more than 2,000 new lightweight, air-transportable Infantry Squad Vehicles to follow fielding of the Ground Mobility Vehicle to select units.

Daily News | November 13, 2018

The Army's independent auditor, KPMG, has notified the Pentagon's inspector general it intends to issue this year a disclaimer of opinion on the service's fiscal year 2018 general fund and working capital fund financial statements, a service official told Congress earlier this year.

The Insider | November 12, 2018

The Army desires a team of vendors to develop sensor prototypes for Next Generation Combat Vehicles, designed to ease soldiers' cognitive load and make decisions more quickly.

The Insider | November 09, 2018

The Army is seeking industry input on positioning, navigation and timing capabilities in all domains for assessments to be done by the assured PNT cross-functional team.

Daily News | November 08, 2018

The Army's highest-priority acquisition program to modernize its combat vehicle fleet is off to a delayed start, as the service is taking more time than originally planned to refine requirements and request proposals for a future Bradley replacement.

Daily News | November 08, 2018

Army Secretary Mark Esper said today he is focused on putting key capabilities that have been lost during years of counterinsurgency operations back in the force, as well as adding new ones.

Daily News | November 06, 2018

The Army's head of logistics said today he is focused on "going back to the basics" by taking over maintenance from contractors and relearning "the fundamentals" that were lost during counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations.

Daily News | November 05, 2018

The Army is launching a Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon program to develop a capability to punch through contested, anti-access environments -- a big-ticket acquisition project that will re-purpose a Navy hypersonic booster being developed by Lockheed Martin for use on a road-mobile system, giving ground forces a conventionally armed strategic system for the opening salvos of a major fight.

Daily News | November 02, 2018

Ft. Bliss, TX -- The Army's final large-scale soldier test of communication systems known as the Network Integration Evaluation will influence procurement and fielding decisions for two new tactical capabilities, the Command Post Computing Environment and the Mounted Computing Environment. (UPDATED)

The Insider | November 01, 2018

The Army's program executive office for ammunition today has been officially renamed the joint program executive office for armaments and ammunition.

Daily News | October 24, 2018

House lawmakers have denied half of the Army's request to transfer funds to purchase Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle prototypes.

Daily News | October 23, 2018

The Army is seeking industry input on developing multi-channel radios that would meet the service's air-to-ground communications requirements for aviation platforms.

Daily News | October 22, 2018

Following a science and technology review in September, the Army's network cross-functional team over the next few months will build recommendations for senior leaders regarding the service's five-year budget plan starting with fiscal year 2021, according to a service official.

The Insider | October 22, 2018

The Army's cross-functional team focused on modernizing the tactical network is reviewing white papers from two technology exchanges held this year that asked industry to respond to identified gaps in the service's current network.

Daily News | October 19, 2018

The Army has completed a capability development document for assured positioning, navigation and timing in all new mounted platforms, according to a service official.

The Insider | October 18, 2018

The Army today announced the next block of overseas rotations scheduled between this winter and spring 2019.

The Insider | October 18, 2018

The Army is collecting industry white papers on a new capability for a key intelligence system, according to a recent solicitation.

Daily News | October 17, 2018

The Army's vice chief of staff and under secretary have spent the past year crafting "business rules" and "metrics" for deciding when to stop upgrading legacy systems and start acquiring new capabilities as the service attempts to modernize its fleets.

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