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 | July 17, 2020

The Army is taking one more step to collect industry feedback on the first phase of its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program before releasing a request for proposals for a preliminary design.

Daily News | July 16, 2020

The Army has decided to realign the chief information officer/G-6 position into two separate positions by Aug. 31 in a move to "bring cloud architecture into the Army," the service's secretary said today.

The Insider | July 16, 2020

The Army is collecting final prototype proposals today for the Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle, a replacement for the Small Unit Support Vehicle, also known as the Bv206, used in arctic environments.

The Insider | July 14, 2020

U.S. Army North and U.S. Northern Command's Joint Forces Land Component Command will oversee military operations in Texas and California as part of the Pentagon's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Army North announced yesterday.

The Insider | July 13, 2020

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee's version of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill, released July 7, recommends a $73 million increase for Next Generation Combat Vehicle Advanced Technology under research, development, testing and evaluation funding.

The Insider | July 10, 2020

The Army wants an autonomous-capable replacement for select variants of the Palletized Load System, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck and M915 Truck Tractor and has released a request for information to assess industry's ability to provide one.

The Insider | July 8, 2020

The Army is planning to conduct a 155 mm mobile howitzer shoot-off next year, according to a recent notice.

The Insider | July 2, 2020

The House Armed Services Committee yesterday advanced legislation requiring the Government Accountability Office to provide a report on the Army's tactical wheeled vehicle industrial base, joining Senate authorizers in their concern for the service's current fleet amid efforts to develop next-generation systems.

The Insider | July 1, 2020

The Army has chosen Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace to provide a wireless fire control capability to support the Light and Medium variants of the future Robotic Combat Vehicle, the company announced today.

The Insider | July 1, 2020

The Army wants to shift $18.5 million from the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program into other programs, as the contractor, BAE Systems, is behind schedule by four to six months.

The Insider | July 1, 2020

The Army has awarded Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control a $226 million modification to recapitalize its Multiple Launch Rocket System launchers, the Pentagon announced yesterday.

The Insider | July 1, 2020

The Army has $25.3 million available from the Joint Assault Bridge program that it wants to use for other purposes, according to the Defense Department's annual omnibus reprogramming request to Congress.

The Insider | June 29, 2020

GM Defense has been selected to build, field and sustain the new Infantry Squad Vehicle, the Army announced this weekend.

Daily News | June 26, 2020

Senate authorizers are concerned about the Army's move to reduce funding across its tactical wheeled vehicle fleet in favor of developing next-generation systems, as they feel it could negatively impact the industrial base as well as readiness.

The Insider | June 25, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee is seeking a classified report on the Army's integrated air and missile defense capabilities in light of recent attacks on deployed forces and advanced capabilities held by Russia and China.

Daily News | June 22, 2020

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee is showing support for the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program restart in its mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill.

Daily News | June 19, 2020

Two upgrade programs for the Stryker vehicle, the Anti-Tank Guided Missile Engineering Change Proposal and the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System-Javelin ECP, are moving from development to testing, according to the program office.

Daily News | June 18, 2020

The officials in charge of the Army's program to put a 30 mm cannon on the Stryker vehicle are saying the competition is still "healthy" despite at least two vendors out of six choosing to withdraw from the initial phase.

Daily News | June 17, 2020

The Army has extended the first unit equipped period for the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System program as well as the period for responses to a request for proposals, while officials say the program is still on schedule.

Daily News | June 16, 2020

The Army as of last month has begun fielding the new Stryker Double-V Hull A1 vehicle to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, CO.

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