Evan Ochsner

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

Archived Articles
Daily News | August 4, 2022

The Senate Appropriations Committee is seeking to cut tens of millions of dollars from the Army's budget to procure new tactical radios, at-the-halt communications capabilities and satellite communication, a move that is at odds with funding levels proposed or approved by other congressional committees.

Daily News | August 3, 2022

The Army would receive additional funding for some key programs underneath its broad effort to develop future aviation systems under a draft spending bill released by a Senate panel.

Daily News | August 1, 2022

A Senate committee is seeking to nearly double funding for the Army to procure upgraded Abrams tanks in fiscal year 2023, bringing the total for the upgrades closer to the levels the program received in FY-22 and tracking closely with an Army request for additional funds. 

Daily News | July 29, 2022

The Army's multimonth delay in announcing the winner of the competition to replace the Black Hawk helicopter will result in a decrease in annual profits for Bell, its parent company's CEO said Thursday.

Daily News | July 28, 2022

The Senate Appropriations Committee is seeking to cut nearly all fiscal year 2023 procurement funding from the Army's new augmented reality headset, according to an explanatory statement accompanying the chairman's mark of the spending bill.

Daily News | July 28, 2022

The outgoing commander of U.S forces in Africa on Thursday said the U.S. faces a growing threat from violent extremism on the continent, although he believes the force has the funds necessary to counter it.

Daily News | July 27, 2022

The Army's top acquisition official on Wednesday said acquiring programs at speed was his top priority, a goal that has been helped along in part by the service's use of alternative acquisition pathways that it will continue to use.

The Insider | July 26, 2022

The Army has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract extension to continue operating its ammunition plant in Virginia through 2026, the company announced Tuesday.

The Insider | July 25, 2022

The Army has agreed to collaborate with the Netherlands on developing the next generation of rotorcraft, the nations announced July 21.

The Insider | July 22, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to provide more money for the Army to continue developing the aircraft it says will replace the Black Hawk.

The Insider | July 21, 2022

The Army’s next meeting to discuss network modernization efforts with industry will be held Dec. 7 and 9 in Nashville, TN, and will focus on technologies to be fielded in 2025 and 2027, it announced Wednesday.

Daily News | July 20, 2022

Army policies establishing the role of Futures Command did not take the entire acquisition process into account, the service's under secretary said Wednesday, also suggesting that an earlier directive improperly subordinated civilian acquisition authority.

Daily News | July 19, 2022

The Army should consider fielding its new augmented reality headset alongside other night vision systems to make close-combat formations more effective, according to Senate lawmakers.

Daily News | July 15, 2022

House lawmakers bumped Army procurement funding for the Chinook in the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill, the latest installment in a multiyear effort by Congress to boost the program.

The Insider | July 14, 2022

The Army has entered into an other transaction agreement with Lockheed Martin to produce prototypes for an electronic warfare capability to be integrated on Stryker combat vehicles, the service announced Wednesday.

Daily News | July 12, 2022

The Army's top acquisition official on Monday said the creation of an "organizing body" could help the Defense Department achieve its Joint All-Domain Command and Control goals and ensure the individual services don't "lose our way."

The Insider | July 7, 2022

The Army has concluded First Engine to Test of the engine it says will power Black Hawk, Apache and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft helicopters, the program executive office for aviation announced Thursday.

Daily News | July 7, 2022

The Army's upcoming choice on the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft is poised to create cascading effects throughout the U.S. defense business, shaping the futures of three industry titans and thousands of suppliers at a time when close observers of the industrial base are raising alarms about its health.

Daily News | July 5, 2022

The Army has awarded other transaction agreements to two companies to develop prototypes for its new virtual training capability for soldiers, according to a Tuesday announcement.

The Insider | July 1, 2022

The Korea Rotational Force will become a Stryker brigade combat team, transitioning from an armored brigade combat team starting this fall, the Army announced Thursday.

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