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 | March 7, 2019

The Army intends to use a cooperative research and development agreement to obtain 50 mm ammunition for testing in support of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle.

The Insider | March 6, 2019

The Army has approved an acquisition strategy for the Infantry Squad Vehicle, a new lightweight, air-transportable platform the service wants to develop.

The Insider | March 6, 2019

The Army is conducting market research for a medium-caliber weapon system for the Stryker combat vehicle and will hold an industry day this month for the pre-decisional program.

The Insider | March 5, 2019

​The Army's Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate is looking to fund the development of robotic technologies to make dismounted infantry platoons more effective and artificial intelligence tools that will allow soldiers to act faster.

Daily News | March 5, 2019

The Army's chief information officer/G-6 is planning a new effort to update the Army's enterprise network more quickly, called "Enterprise IT As A Service," and will soon stand up a cloud program office.

Daily News | March 1, 2019

The Army will use middle-tier acquisition, or Section 804, authority to acquire prototypes in fiscal year 2020 for the base kit of a new ground-based signals intelligence and electronic warfare device to initially be tested on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Daily News | February 28, 2019

An Army official says Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle maker BAE Systems is mitigating "a handful of items" identified as issues with the vehicle's performance in the director of operational test and evaluation's latest annual report.

Daily News | February 27, 2019

The Army's new Maneuver Requirements Division places requirements authority previously held by Training and Doctrine Command capability managers under Futures Command, a move in line with a handful of authority transfers the service has made to consolidate and streamline pre-acquisition functions.

The Insider | February 26, 2019

The Army's new five-year spending plan contains a shift of about $22 billion in "cuts or terminations" and $8 billion in "cost avoidance" from nonpriority programs, the service's under secretary said today.

Daily News | February 26, 2019

Pentagon leaders are meeting this week to address how the military services would finance construction of a southern border wall, which is set to require $3.6 billion in diverted military construction funds following the president's national emergency declaration.

Daily News | February 25, 2019

Despite some employees' reservations, Microsoft said today it would continue working on the Army's augmented reality display called the Integrated Visual Augmentation System.

The Insider | February 25, 2019

The Army's new hypersonic project office at Redstone Arsenal, AL, will be headed by Maj. Gen. Neil Thurgood.

Daily News | February 21, 2019

The Army Research Laboratory is "thinking about new models for collaboration that are not so transactional," according to the head of the lab's vehicle technology directorate.

The Insider | February 20, 2019

The Army is hosting an industry event in March for a fire-control system to go with its future Next Generation Squad Weapon.

The Insider | February 19, 2019

The Defense Department today announced a slew of new assignments for several Army one- and two-star generals as well as a promotable colonel.

The Insider | February 19, 2019

The Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center and the Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team will host an industry event April 2 and 3 to give program and investment updates.

Daily News | February 19, 2019

Advanced Turbine Engine Co. said today it has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office against the Army's award to General Electric Aviation for the Improved Turbine Engine Program, intended to replace the engines in the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

The Insider | February 19, 2019

The Army is holding a market research demonstration event in May for the Robotic Combat Vehicle, the service announced today.

Daily News | February 15, 2019

The Army today announced it has chosen BAE Systems to participate in a "layered" active protection demonstration this summer following a successful performance in a test last fall.

The Insider | February 14, 2019

The Army this morning released an acquisition time line for the Robotic Combat Vehicle, targeting Nov. 22 for a prototype award.

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