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 5, 2018

The Defense Department inspector general has determined the Army failed to properly oversee the maintenance schedules of its prepositioned stock equipment in Kuwait and Qatar after switching contractors, according to a new report.

The Insider | July 5, 2018

The Army's program executive office for command, control and communications-tactical, along with the network cross-functional team, will host an industry day Aug 1 and 2 in Raleigh, NC regarding cloud services for tactical formations.

The Insider | July 3, 2018

The 82nd Airborne Division based at Ft. Bragg, NC, will hold a deployment readiness and joint forcible entry exercise from July 13 to 21 called Operation Devil Storm.

The Insider | July 2, 2018

Cole Engineering Services said today it will produce an air defense artillery training prototype for the Army, awarded through an other transaction agreement.

Daily News | July 2, 2018

Army Secretary Mark Esper says the service will take a more decentralized and commercial approach to its acquisition strategy for network modernization going forward, eyeing "compatible and scalable" systems.

Daily News | June 29, 2018

More "big changes" are coming to the Army's budget through next fiscal year to better align investments with the service's modernization priorities as it turns its focus to Russia and China, according to its top civilian official.

Daily News | June 27, 2018

The Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence in Ft. Benning, GA, has hosted a number of companies that are developing algorithms for robot "swarming," or controlling many at once, according to a service official.

The Insider | June 27, 2018

The Army has awarded a total of $327.2 million in contract modifications to General Dynamics Land Systems to upgrade 146 flat-bottom Strykers with the Double-V Hull, scheduled for completion March 31, 2020.

The Insider | June 26, 2018

Chicago-based Uptake, an industrial artificial intelligence company, said today it has received a $1 million prototype award from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to build software for the Bradley fighting vehicle.

The Insider | June 26, 2018

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today sent a letter to the Defense Contract Audit Agency director criticizing the oversight of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP, in Afghanistan.

The Insider | June 25, 2018

Lockheed Martin has received a $358 million contract that includes the modernization of 290 long-range, surface-to-surface missiles for the Army, the company announced today.

The Insider | June 22, 2018

The Army's Futures Command task force is now being led by Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center.

Daily News | June 22, 2018

Senate lawmakers, afraid the Army might award a foreign company a sole-source contract to replace transmissions for the entire fleet of Bradley fighting vehicles, have taken steps to insulate U.S. manufacturers by proposing legislation requiring a full and open competition, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | June 21, 2018

The Army's program executive office for command, control and communications-tactical is taking steps to ease both the physical and operational weight on its platforms and soldiers with new systems.

Daily News | June 21, 2018

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said today he's concerned about "50 or so" emerging technologies that "will definitely have significant impact in the military sector" in the next decade.

Daily News | June 20, 2018

The Army's network cross-functional team has begun expanding its mission, taking the lead on "all four lines of effort" for tactical network modernization, according to its director.

The Insider | June 15, 2018

Army Training and Doctrine Command will host the Mad Scientist Conference, "Installations of the Future," June 19 to 20 in Atlanta, GA, exploring the evolution of the operational environment through 2050.

Daily News | June 14, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee is worried that the Army may need to use two M88A2 Hercules recovery vehicles to tow one Abrams tank due to the tank's increased weight, according to the committee's fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill.

Daily News | June 14, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee has taken issue with the Army's path so far toward modernizing its Stryker vehicles, asking the service to submit a resourcing strategy for its desired A1 upgrade.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

The Army is trying to take a more proactive approach to aviation safety through training, rather than simply reacting to mishaps, according to a service official.

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