Evan Ochsner

Evan Ochsner was an Army reporter until January 2023. He was previously a reporter for The Colorado Springs Gazette and The Colorado Sun and is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Archived Articles
The Insider | January 5, 2023

The Army has awarded Microsoft a contract to develop an upgraded version of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, the service announced Thursday.

The Insider | January 3, 2023

Oshkosh Defense will ship $100 million worth of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to Romania, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Brazil and Montenegro, the company announced Tuesday.

Daily News | December 30, 2022

Cloud computing will fundamentally transform the Army's ability to empower commanders to operate from anywhere in the world while improving soldiers' lives, the chief technology officer for "America's Contingency Corps" told Inside Defense.

The Insider | December 22, 2022

The Army's Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors will hold a virtual industry day next month focused on acquisition lead time, according to a service notice.

Daily News | December 20, 2022

The $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill unveiled by Congress Tuesday would boost funding for some of the Army's major ground vehicle and helicopter programs.

Daily News | December 13, 2022

Congressional leaders are asking the armed services to up their efforts to improve tactical vehicle safety, multiple provisions in the conference version of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill show.

Daily News | December 9, 2022

An extended continuing resolution would leave a wide range of Army priorities ranging from hypersonics to radios vulnerable to delays, the service said.

Daily News | December 8, 2022

In the eight months between the rollout of the Army's fiscal year 2023 budget request and this week's release of the compromise defense policy bill, the service determined its recruiting woes mandated a further 21,000-person cut in active-duty troop levels, a congressional aide told Inside Defense.

Daily News | December 7, 2022

The compromise version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill provides for an additional $197 million for Chinook helicopter procurement, and an additional $57 million for Black Hawk helicopter procurement compared to the Army’s original budget request.

Daily News | December 5, 2022

Bell has won a contract to produce the Army's new assault helicopter, the service announced Monday, bringing an end to a closely watched competition for one of the service's top modernization priorities.

Daily News | November 30, 2022

Increased flexibility in requirements for the Army's competition to replace the Bradley Fighting Vehicle has enabled BAE Systems to adapt its proposal to leverage new information coming out of the war in Ukraine, a company executive said Wednesday.

The Insider | November 29, 2022

The Pentagon will ship an estimated 54 Stryker combat vehicles to NATO member North Macedonia, an Army spokesperson told Inside Defense.

Daily News | November 29, 2022

The Army is interested in bulking up its loitering munitions, or self-detonating drones, after observing the effectiveness of the systems in the war in Ukraine, according to a Nov. 28 request for information issued by Army Futures Command.

Daily News | November 23, 2022

TOBYHANNA, PA -- Inside a vast warehouse on a plot of land that can trace its Army roots back over a century, computer servers whirr and hum at a volume that makes it difficult to carry on a conversation at regular volume.

The Insider | November 21, 2022

BAE is forming a "strategic relationship" with a Polish defense company to support the production of tank recovery systems and other combat vehicles, the company announced Monday.

The Insider | November 18, 2022

The Defense Department is looking for information from companies about their ability to provide hardware, software, training and maintenance for a fire management software system to be provided to Ukraine, Taiwan and Latvia.

Daily News | November 17, 2022

The Army's acquisition executive on Wednesday added to a growing chorus of senior government officials calling to modernize the service's ability to make munitions, continuing to highlight an issue that has increased in relevance as the Pentagon has shipped weapons to Ukraine.

Daily News | November 11, 2022

Army leaders are continuing to grapple with managing the huge amount of data being collected and exchanged by its growing network of sensors and communications capabilities, service Secretary Christine Wormuth said Wednesday.

Daily News | November 10, 2022

Army leaders did not have time to reshape Project Convergence 22 around lessons learned from the ground war in Ukraine, they told reporters Wednesday, although the war has validated lessons the service has gleaned from ongoing experimentation, like the integral role unmanned systems would play in multidomain operations.

Daily News | November 3, 2022

The Army could begin producing hybrid tactical vehicles as early as 2027, the service's acquisition executive said Thursday, laying out a possible timeline that could put the service ahead of one of its climate goals.

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