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
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.

The Insider | October 17, 2018

The Army has chosen Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson to lead Army Forces Command in an acting capacity as it looks to replace Gen. Robert Abrams.

Daily News | October 16, 2018

Industry offerings for the planned Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement run the gamut as the Army prepares to issue a draft request for proposals and complete a final requirements document that avoids being overly prescriptive.

Daily News | October 12, 2018

The Next Generation Combat Vehicle family now includes the Army's future "light tank," Mobile Protected Firepower, and the M113 armored troop carrier replacement, Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle.

Daily News | October 11, 2018

Three industry hopefuls await the Army's decision on who will build prototypes for its new "light tank," which may come in November.

Daily News | October 11, 2018

The Army is establishing a project office headed by a two-star general for hypersonic weapon development at Redstone Arsenal, AL, marking the latest advancement by the U.S. military in the race against China and Russia to develop and field a family of ultra-fast, maneuvering warheads.

Daily News | October 10, 2018

The official in charge of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team would consider replacing the M1A1 Abrams with a vehicle that is not a tank, a "distant" effort the Army plans to tackle after fielding the replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Daily News | October 10, 2018

The Army's requirements for a new high-priority cannon for its self-propelled artillery fleet have been directly influenced by observations from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to the service's newest four-star commander.

Daily News | October 9, 2018

Army acquisition executive Bruce Jette signed a memo Sept. 25 outlining the service's own guidance on using the rapid prototyping and fielding authority known as section 804, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | October 9, 2018

The Army is using a new rapid prototyping and fielding, "middle-tier acquisition," authority granted by Congress to procure prototypes for its designated replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, called the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.

Daily News | October 8, 2018

The Army in the fiscal year 2019 program objective memorandum realigned $900 million in science and technology investments for long-range precision fires projects, as well as $500 million for air and missile defense, according to a service official.

The Insider | October 5, 2018

Lockheed Martin this week received a five-year contract worth up to $12.5 million for high-powered microwave technology to counter unmanned aircraft systems. 

The Insider | October 3, 2018

Northrop Grumman has received a $289 million modification to its contract for system design and development of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, or IBCS, the company announced this week.

The Insider | October 1, 2018

Allison Transmission has received a $30 million award for new and upgraded Abrams tank transmissions, the Defense Department announced last week.

Daily News | September 28, 2018

BAE Systems has received a $216 million contract modification for M109A7 self-propelled howitzers, following a quality inspection visit this month by the Army secretary and service acquisition executive at the company's plant in York, PA.

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