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 | July 31, 2018

The Army's Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate wants information on laboratory-tested technologies for more than 20 defined research areas relating to the service's tactical network and battlefield communications.

Daily News | July 27, 2018

The Defense Department inspector general has determined that the Army failed to oversee contractor performance or invoices for a $77.8 million task order for vehicles and weapons in Afghanistan, according to a new report.

The Insider | July 26, 2018

House and Senate conferees have included in their compromise fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill a provision requiring the Army secretary to submit concrete details on the service's Futures Command stood up this month.

Daily News | July 25, 2018

The final fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill scales back a proposed limit on Next Generation Combat Vehicle funding, allowing the Army to use up to 90 percent of the money authorized before the service secretary submits a report on the NGCV's development.

The Insider | July 24, 2018

Congress is pushing the Army to look into fielding an interim anti-cruise missile defense system after finding a gap in the service's capabilities. (UPDATED)

Daily News | July 23, 2018

Senior Pentagon and service leaders have come to a formal agreement on the development of a hypersonic boost-glide technology, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | July 19, 2018

The Army is reviewing how it uses other transaction agreements to accelerate the acquisition process, while lawmakers worried about transparency attempt to tighten oversight of the process.

The Insider | July 18, 2018

Four companies will compete for each order of a $249.6 million hybrid contract to develop and modernize waveforms for the Army, the Defense Department announced July 16.

Daily News | July 17, 2018

The Army will realign $399.3 million to boost its operating forces if Congress approves the Defense Department's fiscal year 2018 omnibus reprogramming request, obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | July 17, 2018

The Army is looking to accelerate development of Next Generation Combat Vehicle experimental prototypes by shifting $57 million within its fiscal year 2018 budget, according to the Pentagon's annual omnibus reprogramming request awaiting congressional approval.

Daily News | July 17, 2018

Lt. Gen. Mike Murray has officially been nominated to lead Army Futures Command, standing up over the next year in Austin, TX.

The Insider | July 13, 2018

Maj. Gen. Paul Pardew, head of Army Contracting Command, received his second star July 11 at Army Materiel Command headquarters, Redstone Arsenal, AL.

Daily News | July 13, 2018

The Government Accountability Office has denied General Dynamics Mission Systems' protest of the rejection of its proposal for the Army's Distributed Common Ground System Increment 1, Capability Drop 1.

Daily News | July 13, 2018

The Army has chosen to station its new Futures Command headquarters in downtown Austin, TX, senior service leaders announced today.

The Insider | July 11, 2018

Oshkosh Defense has received a $49 million contract to integrate scalable autonomous technology onto Palletized Load System vehicles as part of the Expedient Leader Follower program.

Daily News | July 10, 2018

The Army's Initial Maneuver-Short-Range Air Defense system is one of the service's first steps to bring back systems it has allowed to "atrophy," according to the deputy chief of staff (G-9).

The Insider | July 10, 2018

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley announced July 9 that Brig. Gen. Robert Rasch has been appointed to serve as program executive officer for missiles and space at Redstone Arsenal, AL.

Daily News | July 9, 2018

Domestic military installations are now "part of the battlespace" and should be thought of as weapon systems -- necessitating a drastic change in the institutional perspective, according to an Army official.

Daily News | July 6, 2018

The joint force is looking for institutional and operational reform in a new approach to information warfare, according to a draft joint concept obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | July 5, 2018

The Army now plans to announce its decision on the location of Futures Command in the next few weeks, as its previous end-of-June deadline has passed.

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