Sebastian Sprenger

Sebastian Sprenger was the chief editor of Inside the Army until May 2016, where he primarily reported on land warfare and associated budgets, policies and technologies. A native of Siegen, Germany, he got is start in journalism at the now-defunct Westfälische Rundschau in Kreuztal. He studied at Universität Trier and elsewhere.

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Daily News | March 7, 2013

The Aerospace Industries Association has a crafted a set of standards for defense suppliers seeking help in protecting their systems against cyber intrusions, as the federal government is still working to produce a more comprehensive security framework covering all government suppliers.

Daily News | March 6, 2013

Lawmakers are complaining to the Defense Department about a lack of information for a planned U.S. Special Operations Command National Capital Region "entity," demanding that officials tell Congress about the purpose and cost of the organization, according to defense-spending legislation released this week.

Daily News | March 4, 2013

Defense leaders should assign U.S. Strategic Command the vital task of ensuring nuclear weapons are ready for use in the face of cyber attacks, which continue to outpace the Defense Department's countermeasures, according to a new Defense Science Board report.

Daily News | February 27, 2013

The timing of the fiscal year 2014 defense budget roll-out remains fluid, with early April the latest target date, according to officials.

Daily News | February 20, 2013

A bipartisan group of eight House lawmakers has alleged that a recent obligation of $25 million to continue work on the Medium Extended Air Defense System through March was meant to skirt a law prohibiting money to be spent on the program this year.

Daily News | February 8, 2013

A group of Pentagon advisers has offered a new definition for the term "operational reserve" out of concern that senior leaders are creating "potential confusion" by using the moniker inconsistently.

Daily News | January 28, 2013

A new assessment considers the loss of 126,000 personnel as a worst-case scenario Army leaders may have to face as they orchestrate a force-reduction slated to save billions of dollars by late 2017.

Daily News | January 15, 2013

The Pentagon's latest annual testing report to Congress highlights "confidence concern" over the Army's upgraded Apache Block III helicopters due to the design of the aircraft's transmission.

Daily News | January 2, 2013

The Defense Department faces significant uncertainty in early 2013 given a two-month deferment of sequestration approved in this week's "fiscal cliff" deal, as well as other factors that could delay the Pentagon's budget process, according to defense sources.

The Insider | December 4, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last week moved quickly to notify lawmakers about what he called a successful Nov. 29 test of the Medium Extended Air Defense System.

Daily News | November 20, 2012

The Army is once again pushing to be the Defense Department-wide proponent for all things related to stability operations, seven years after being denied that role in the Rumsfeld Pentagon, according to officials and documents.

Daily News | November 14, 2012

Army leaders have crafted a drawdown strategy that insulates the institutional, non-operational portion of the service -- numbering upwards of 90,000 soldiers -- from personnel reductions as part of a plan to quickly reactivate experienced mid-grade leaders in the case of a future ground war, according to officials.

Daily News | November 6, 2012

A new Army force-generation model, designed to better match up ready formations with commanders' requirements, sets out a new framework for how the service will reach into its reserve component to complement active-duty forces, according to officials and documents.

Daily News | November 1, 2012

The Army's focus on the Asia-Pacific region is beginning to take a hardware-specific tack as the service reviews its portfolio of helicopters with an eye on their utility in that part of the world, according to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno.

Daily News | October 29, 2012

Proposals aimed at elevating the status of two Army commands that embody central thrusts of the Obama administration's defense policy are still pending, with at least one of the moves continuing to face questions, according to an Army official.

The Insider | October 22, 2012

Navy Secretary Ray Maybus brought a surprise when he recently visited Army Secretary John McHugh, who was recovering from a broken pelvis after a bike accident, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Daily News | October 22, 2012

Army Secretary John McHugh has approved a "total force policy" designed to better synchronize the training and equipping of the active-duty force with that of the reserve component.

Daily News | October 16, 2012

The Army has made progress filling a shortage of acquisition professionals, but service officials are still seeking specialists to close out contracts, according to Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal.

Daily News | October 10, 2012

The Army National Guard will be next in line for cutbacks following a decision to reduce the number of active-duty forces by roughly 80,000, according to Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal.

Daily News | October 1, 2012

A passage in the emerging Army capstone concept calling for new units to carry out early entry operations could reignite a debate over which service should have the lead -- perceived or real -- on being first in the fight, according to documents and officials.

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