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 | April 10, 2020

Army Test and Evaluation Command says it has "taken a wide array of actions to mitigate the effects of the [coronavirus] pandemic," in a statement to Inside Defense.

Daily News | April 10, 2020

The Army today issued a "narrative" for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program in place of an in-person industry day due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Daily News | April 3, 2020

The Army's acquisition executive and modernization chief are evaluating daily the potential impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on the service's major programs and the contractors supporting them. They say while certain events have been paused or rescheduled, they are not yet expecting any significant schedule changes.

Daily News | April 2, 2020

A cohort of six companies has virtually submitted its "capability concepts" on how to automate artillery weapon supply chain systems, the service announced today.

The Insider | March 31, 2020

Oshkosh has been awarded a total of $346.4 million in delivery orders to recapitalize Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks and Palletized Load System trucks, as well as manufacture new PLS trailers, the company announced Friday.

The Insider | March 31, 2020

The Army has halted all experimentation for the Robotic Combat Vehicle program following guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Insider | March 26, 2020

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said today service leaders appreciate how defense manufacturers have stepped up amidst the COVID-19 outbreak to keep production moving.

The Insider | March 25, 2020

The Senate voted this week to confirm Jim McPherson as the new Army under secretary, a position he occupied since June in an "acting" capacity.

The Insider | March 25, 2020

Brig. Gen. James Gallivan, former chief of staff for Army Futures Command, has been named the new commanding general of Army Test and Evaluation Command, the service announced today.

Daily News | March 24, 2020

While the Army has canceled several training exercises in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the service is not currently expecting any contract awards to be affected, according to an official statement.

The Insider | March 16, 2020

U.S. European Command and the Army are adjusting the large-scale, joint exercise planned for April and May in Europe in response to guidance issued on the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Daily News | March 9, 2020

YUMA PROVING GROUND, AZ -- The Army on Friday tested the new platform for its Extended Range Cannon Artillery program, shooting two projectiles 65 kilometers to demonstrate the future long-range capability for multidomain battle.

Daily News | March 4, 2020

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy today said the service’s decision to cancel and restart its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle solicitation at the start of the year "was received very well" by Congress, while Army leaders are still declining to put forward a detailed timeline for development.

The Insider | February 28, 2020

The Army is hosting an advance planning briefing and technology exposition at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, April 28 to 30, according to a recent notice.

The Insider | February 21, 2020

The Army wants to start a "research, development, test and evaluation appropriation pilot program" in fiscal year 2021 for select Defensive Cyber Operations programs to support network modernization.

Daily News | February 20, 2020

The Army is issuing a request for prototype proposals for the Modular Active Protection System, according to a recent notice.

The Insider | February 14, 2020

The Army today made public its list of 41 programs canceled and 39 reduced, as well as 12 restored, over the fiscal year 2021 future years defense program.

Daily News | February 14, 2020

The Army has approved the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer, also known as Paladin Integrated Management, to enter full-rate production, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | February 13, 2020

The Army today released a list of the "Top 10" programs eliminated and "Top 10" reduced to fund modernization priorities in its fiscal year 2021 request.

The Insider | February 12, 2020

The Army is sending "elements" of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade to Africa in the next few weeks, the Pentagon announced today.

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