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 | May 21, 2019

The Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office is holding an industry open house June 12 to introduce its new leadership and focus.

Daily News | May 21, 2019

Army Secretary Mark Esper said this week that despite an early potential setback to the Army's fiscal year 2020 budget plans, he feels assured Congress and the service are aligned on funding shifts.

Daily News | May 17, 2019

House appropriators in a show of support for the Boeing-made Chinook helicopter are directing the Army to follow through on its original plan to upgrade the CH-47, which service leaders had proposed cancelling.

Daily News | May 15, 2019

The Army’s Synthetic Training Environment cross-functional team is "very encouraged" by its progress after the first 18 months of operation, this year completing user assessments for its next-generation helicopter and ground vehicle trainers and fielding a new training software to several units.

Daily News | May 15, 2019

The Army has chosen Dynetics to build and test the 100-kilowatt High-Energy Laser Tactical Vehicle Demonstrator weapon system for Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, the company announced today.

Daily News | May 15, 2019

Sikorsky at its West Palm Beach, FL, test site next week will host the first flight of a Black Hawk helicopter retrofitted with a new artificial intelligence "co-piloting" software, as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program.

The Insider | May 14, 2019

The Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center is holding a vehicle electrification forum May 30 in Troy, MI, to discuss industry ability to meet the service's requirements for combat and tactical vehicles.

The Insider | May 14, 2019

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has added funding to the Army's fiscal year 2020 request for additional upgrades to the Stryker vehicle.

The Insider | May 10, 2019

Army Futures Command’s Applications Laboratory in Austin, TX, this month announced several research areas it plans to focus on.

The Insider | May 8, 2019

The Army in the next six to nine months could demonstrate in theater the new prototype Army Long-range Persistent Surveillance, or ALPS, sensor currently being fielded in Europe, the Pacific and U.S. Central Command, according to a service official.

The Insider | May 8, 2019

The Army has directed its Fires Center of Excellence at Ft. Sill, OK, to establish a multidomain targeting center to support the operational force as it prepares for large-scale conflict, according to a recent industry notice.

Daily News | May 7, 2019

The Army, having achieved interdependency of its air and missile defense systems, is two steps short of its goal of integration, according to a service official.

The Insider | May 7, 2019

The Army's project manager for cruise missile defense systems told Inside Defense in a recent interview he is "pretty confident" the Army will select a contractor to upgrade the Sentinel radar to the A4 version by July.

The Insider | May 7, 2019

The Army has stood up an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance task force in the office of the G-2, according to the chief of Army Futures Command.

Daily News | May 6, 2019

The Army is planning to decide by the end of this fiscal year the path forward for the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Program, whether it be using a set of American systems or a “componentized” version of the Israeli Iron Dome system, according to a program official.

The Insider | April 30, 2019

The Senate yesterday confirmed Army Gen. Stephen Townsend as the chief of U.S. Africa Command.

Daily News | April 30, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA -- As the Army prepares to publish this fall the second iteration of its multidomain operations concept, called MDO 2.0, the official in charge of the concept says coordination of the joint force to solve the No. 1 problem it faces in future warfare is “problematic."

Daily News | April 30, 2019

Army Secretary Mark Esper today at Brookings Institution in Washington, discussing great power competition, offered the service’s multidomain task force as a tool for shaping the current picture of what the future force should look like. 

Daily News | April 26, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA -- As the Army fine tunes its requirements for the Robotic Combat Vehicle, officials in charge of the technology demonstration project are relying on industry to help determine the final specifications.

Daily News | April 25, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA -- The Army is holding a demonstration this week to test multiple add-on systems for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport unmanned vehicle.

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