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
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.

The Insider | June 30, 2022

The Army's Aviation Center of Excellence will host industry days at Ft. Rucker, AL in early August to provide information about current priorities and allow industry showcase capabilities, according to a June 30 announcement.

Daily News | June 29, 2022

Company leaders and Army officials continue to express confidence in the service's next-generation forward reconnaissance helicopter, even as analysts and experts cast doubt on the program's future, citing potential budget constraints and other capabilities that could fulfill the aircraft's roles.

Daily News | June 28, 2022

Sikorsky will provide the Army, other government agencies and foreign militaries with at least 120 Black Hawk helicopters through 2027 thanks to a multibillion-dollar procurement deal that has options to nearly double in size.

The Insider | June 22, 2022

The Army has selected SMX to provide program services for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, the company announced Tuesday.

Daily News | June 22, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would require the Army to complete a plan outlining leadership of modernization and nullify an order issued by the Army secretary earlier this year if it fails to deliver that plan.

Daily News | June 21, 2022

A House subcommittee is seeking to cut nearly all FY-23 procurement funds for the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, according to a draft of the panel's fiscal year 2023 defense spending bill.

The Insider | June 17, 2022

Army Contracting Command is seeking information about firms that can provide tactical night-vision goggles for Ukraine, according to a sources-sought notice issued Thursday.

Daily News | June 17, 2022

Lawmakers are seeking to boost development funding for the Integrated Visual Augmentation System while enabling the Army to continue to procure its existing night-vision systems, according to congressional documents.

The Insider | June 15, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee is requesting information from the Army about how it plans to modernize the AH-64 Apache to ensure it remains relevant for at least another 30 years, according to an early version of the annual defense policy bill.

The Insider | June 15, 2022

The Army will use the coming fiscal year to implement the goals it laid out in its Digital Modernization Strategy, service Chief Information Officer Raj Iyer said Wednesday.

The Insider | June 15, 2022

The Army would receive funding to procure 10 more Black Hawk helicopters than it asked for under a proposal from the House Appropriations Committee released Tuesday.

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