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 | December 3, 2018

China's evolving military and surging economy continue to loom large in the minds of U.S. defense policy experts, but President Trump sparked new uncertainty about his administration's posture today by voicing a desire to halt an "uncontrollable arms race" between China, Russia and the United States.

Daily News | December 1, 2018

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis today denounced a potential cut to the Pentagon’s future funding, saying the Defense Department needs Congress’ full financial support to meet the National Defense Strategy’s goals.

Daily News | November 29, 2018

DETROIT -- Maj. Gen. Douglas Crissman, director of the Army's Mission Command Center of Excellence, this week at AUSA's Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence Symposium said AI would "almost certainly" require new doctrine for the service, "but probably not right away."

Daily News | November 29, 2018

DETROIT -- The director of the Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team this week detailed initial plans to develop the Robotic Combat Vehicle.

Daily News | November 29, 2018

DETROIT -- The Army's team tasked with developing next-generation surface-to-surface weapons is considering how artificial intelligence could aid targeting and ensure economical distribution of effort in a fires attack.

The Insider | November 28, 2018

DETROIT -- The Army's four-star general in charge of modernization sees potential applications for artificial intelligence in vehicles; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; analysis; training; resource management; and many other areas.

Daily News | November 28, 2018

DETROIT -- The Army's Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, called TRAC, tomorrow will transition to Futures Command's authority, the next of many organizational moves within the service as its fourth major command takes shape.

Daily News | November 21, 2018

The Army is testing two non-developmental active protection systems on the Stryker vehicle and expects to begin fielding one of them in the third quarter of fiscal year 2021, according to a report sent last month to the congressional defense committees.

The Insider | November 19, 2018

The Army is seeking concepts for a "Laser Warning Receiver" to comply with the service's Modular Active Protection System framework, according to a recent notice.

The Insider | November 19, 2018

The Army is racing to meet its new deadline of 2026 to deliver the first Bradley replacement vehicles to soldiers.

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 9, 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 8, 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 8, 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 6, 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 5, 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 2, 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 1, 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.

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