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 | December 18, 2019

The Army has been put in charge of an effort to combat threats posed by small unmanned aircraft systems for the Defense Department, but the service has not yet given the responsibility to a specific office or command.

The Insider | December 18, 2019

The Army has moved an industry day for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery Increment 2 program to the week of Jan. 13, according to a recent notice.

The Insider | December 17, 2019

The Army says BAE Systems is expected to get the green light to start full-rate production of M109A7 self-propelled howitzers in January, following a contract award last week to extend low-rate initial production intended to bridge the production gap.

The Insider | December 17, 2019

The fiscal year 2020 consolidated spending bill House and Senate appropriators released this week cuts $172.8 million from the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program and asks for a briefing on the results of the Army's source-selection process.

The Insider | December 10, 2019

Lockheed Martin has completed the first test at White Sands Missile Range, NM, of its long-range missile designed for the Army's Precision Strike Missile program, the company announced today.

The Insider | December 10, 2019

House and Senate conference members, in their defense policy bill released this week, are asking for a report on the Army and Marine Corps' efforts to deploy ground-based, long-range rocket and cannon artillery to counter land and maritime threats.

The Insider | December 10, 2019

House and Senate conferees are requiring the Army to provide quarterly updates on the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program as part of a defense authorization bill released Monday night.

The Insider | December 5, 2019

President Trump announced today he plans to nominate Jim McPherson as the new Army under secretary, a position he has occupied since June in an "acting" capacity.

The Insider | December 3, 2019

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said today the service has identified the programs for which it may eventually seek waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution.

The Insider | November 26, 2019

The Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office will hold invitation-only industry days on Feb. 11 and 12 in Austin, TX, "to quickly target and acquire promising new technology," according to an industry notice.

The Insider | November 25, 2019

The Senate has confirmed Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler to be the new commanding general of Army Space and Missile Defense Command and to receive his third star, the service announced today.

Daily News | November 22, 2019

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday the Army has already felt the effects of the first continuing resolution that started Oct. 1, previously asking commands to reduce spending by 2%.

Daily News | November 21, 2019

As the Army reaches an inflection point with autonomy and artificial intelligence to face near-peer competitors, the service is encouraging traditional defense contractors to take it in stride by including new technology requirements in requests for proposals.

The Insider | November 20, 2019

The Army is working to overcome readiness challenges related to its active component brigade combat teams, according to a new report from the Defense Department inspector general.

Daily News | November 14, 2019

The Army recently awarded Unified Business Technologies an other transaction agreement to further test its “StrikeShield” vehicle active protection system, which will inform the service’s APS effort for the Stryker vehicle.

Daily News | November 8, 2019

The Army's assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team is looking to bring a new "deep-sensing" capability to the force to aid multidomain operations and long-range precision fires.

Daily News | November 6, 2019

A yearlong stopgap continuing resolution would prevent the Army from using $3.5 billion in procurement and research, development, test and evaluation funding and block it from awarding contracts for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, according to a fact sheet provided to Inside Defense.

The Insider | October 31, 2019

The Army next month is holding an industry day for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery Increment 2 program at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | October 24, 2019

While some lawmakers are concerned about how the Army's new four-star command in charge of modernization will coordinate with the service's acquisition office, the top acquisition executive said this month the relationship is going well.

The Insider | October 22, 2019

The Army's newest fiscal stewardship program is making progress in educating the force on how to responsibly manage appropriations, according to a senior official.

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