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.

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Daily News | March 27, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army's Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team is nearly ready for the competitive phase of its Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft program after establishing the base requirements for a future rotorcraft through the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator.

Daily News | March 26, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army wants to shift another $10 billion across the fiscal year 2021 to 2025 future years defense plan for modernization reform, following a $33 billion shift between FY-20 and FY-24.

The Insider | March 26, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville has been nominated as the service's next chief of staff, the Association of the United States Army announced today at its annual Global Force Summit.

Daily News | March 25, 2019

The Army's former Rapid Capabilities Office, now called the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, will be heading up new projects in line with the service's modernization priorities, including hypersonic weapons, directed energy and space.

Daily News | March 22, 2019

As the Army pursues a massive reorganization of funding in its fiscal year 2020 budget request -- to the tune of $33 billion across the five-year defense plan -- service leaders are already deciding how to squeeze out more money in FY-21 and beyond for their top modernization priorities.

The Insider | March 21, 2019

The Army announced today Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Ft. Gordon, GA, has been assigned as chief of staff of U.S. Cyber Command at Ft. Meade, MD.

Daily News | March 19, 2019

The Army's Future Unmanned Aircraft System program receives a drastic funding boost in the service's fiscal year 2020 budget request as the program takes shape, a main effort under the service's Future Vertical Lift priority.

Daily News | March 19, 2019

The Army nearly quadruples funding for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft in its fiscal year 2020 request over its FY-19 projection as the service plans to rapidly pull forward development of the light-attack reconnaissance helicopter.

Daily News | March 19, 2019

The Army wants to spend about $1 billion over its five-year defense plan to develop the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and $470 million to prototype the Robotic Combat Vehicle, according to new details in the service's fiscal year 2020 budget request.

Daily News | March 18, 2019

The Army is planning to start a new, three-year effort to integrate an advanced seeker into the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System long-range precision fire weapon as part of a nearly $140 million program in fiscal year 2020.

Daily News | March 18, 2019

The Army's network cross-functional team is planning to start a new network unification program in fiscal year 2020, requesting a total of $39.6 million to modernize the service's tactical network.

Daily News | March 18, 2019

The Army is seeking to slow-roll procurement of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, its personnel carrier replacement, to save money for other modernization projects, cutting the number of vehicles it was projected to buy in fiscal year 2021.

The Insider | March 15, 2019

QinetiQ North America has beaten Endeavor Robotics for a production award worth up to $152 million to develop the Common Robotic System (Individual), the Army announced this week.

Daily News | March 15, 2019

In a show of strict commitment to the Army's six modernization priorities, the service is ending the next-generation Block II upgrade program for the Chinook cargo helicopter after fiscal year 2020, according to the service's under secretary.

Daily News | March 14, 2019

As the Army takes a running start toward preparing for multidomain battle in its fiscal year 2020 budget request -- rocketing to $57 billion for next-generation projects over the five-year defense plan -- the service's vehicle programs are the first to pay the bill, including the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

The Insider | March 14, 2019

Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy today laid out the service's forecast for spending on modernization by priority over the future years defense program starting in fiscal year 2020.

Daily News | March 13, 2019

The Army's cross-functional teams in charge of managing the service's modernization priorities under Futures Command would get a total of $5.4 billion in research, development, test and evaluation funding the service has requested for fiscal year 2020, with some programs gaining significant boosts over what the service projected last year.

Daily News | March 12, 2019

The Army's $182.3 billion fiscal year 2020 budget request would advance key service priorities through new research and development projects, including funding for contract awards supporting the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program and completion of the initial design phase for a major helicopter replacement program.

Daily News | March 12, 2019

The Army is requesting about $183 billion in fiscal year 2020, and the Defense Department is adding to that request $9 billion in military construction funding that could potentially finance construction of a southern border wall, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 8, 2019

The Army and Marine Corps are seeking an autonomous unmanned aircraft system for aerial resupply to regiments and brigade combat teams during future multidomain operations.

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