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 | June 14, 2022

The Army will complete operational testing of its new augmented reality headset by the end of the month, an Army spokeswoman said, culminating a months-long delay in completing the test and moving the system closer to fielding.

Daily News | June 10, 2022

A new report from the Government Accountability Office released Wednesday found the coronavirus pandemic created prolonged delays in manufacturing and testing a new helicopter engine that will one day power the Black Hawk, Apache and Future Attack Reconnaissance helicopters.

The Insider | June 10, 2022

A House panel wants the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee on the small arms industrial base because the service's current procurement strategy leaves its manufacturing capabilities at risk, according to a provision suggested for the annual defense policy bill.

The Insider | June 9, 2022

The Army should consider expanding the responsibilities of its chief information officer to more closely match the structure of the offices in the Air Force and Navy, a House panel suggested this week in its mark of the annual defense policy bill.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

The Army is seeking information from industry about its ability to integrate multiple anti-drone capabilities onto a Stryker or other ground vehicle platform.

The Insider | June 1, 2022

Germany will buy Chinook helicopters from Boeing to provide heavy-lift capabilities for its military, the nation's defense department announced Wednesday.

Daily News | May 31, 2022

The Army will continue to have an "enhanced posture" in Europe even after the current Russia-Ukraine conflict ends, service Secretary Christine Wormuth said Tuesday, but added the Defense Department will need to decide whether that force will be permanent or rotational.

The Insider | May 26, 2022

The Army has appointed a new director to lead its Assured Position, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team, the service announced, effective this week.

The Insider | May 25, 2022

The Army awarded Airbus a follow-on logistics support contract to provide spare parts, material and engineering support for the service's fleet of 482 Lokata utility and training helicopters, the company announced Monday.

Daily News | May 18, 2022

The Army can play a leading role in staving off the next pandemic, but it will need to upgrade its practices to do so, a service infectious disease official said Tuesday.

Daily News | May 16, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- Army officials say their plan to create a simplified network is designed to fix a central problem: The network has too many tools. 

The Insider | May 13, 2022

The Army next month will host an industry day on its intelligence and security enterprise, according to an announcement posted Friday.

Daily News | May 13, 2022

The Pentagon last month evaluated systems intended to provide a full suite of capabilities to target and defeat small unmanned aircraft systems, officials told reporters Wednesday.

The Insider | May 12, 2022

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth on Thursday said her new directive outlining the role of Army Futures Command alongside Army acquisition authorities is not intended to downgrade the influence of AFC.

Daily News | May 11, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- The Army is seeking to achieve data-centric operations in the coming years as it continues to develop and modernize its network capabilities, service leaders told industry early this week.

Daily News | May 6, 2022

STRATFORD, CT -- The 5,000th Black Hawk will join the assembly line at Sikorsky's sprawling production facility here later this year. It's a major milestone for a program that may have few of them left: The Army's final multiyear Black Hawk procurement order is scheduled to end in 2027, Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo told reporters Wednesday.

Daily News | May 5, 2022

The Army is shifting some modernization leadership power from Army Futures Command and reaffirming the role of the service's acquisition executive, according to a directive issued by Secretary Christine Wormuth Tuesday.

Daily News | May 3, 2022

The Army will hold an industry day for a new targeting system in June to discuss the service's fiscal year 2023 efforts for the program after it bumped its funding request for the program to support product development.

Daily News | April 29, 2022

The biggest challenges the Army faces in modernizing its cyber presence are related to its personnel, the service's chief information officer said this week.

Daily News | April 28, 2022

The Army's fiscal year 2022 budget provided funding for programs Textron is involved with at similar levels to what the company expected, Textron's CEO said Thursday, although he suggested the Army's FY-23 request was lacking in some areas.

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.