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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | September 18, 2012

A clause in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contracting strategy allowing losing bidders the chance to unseat incumbent companies later on has paid off, making such a provision attractive for other Army programs, according to the service's acting acquisition chief.

Daily News | September 17, 2012

The Army's science and technology efforts are due for a facelift amid budget pressures at home and service preparations for a post-Iraq and post-Afghanistan future, according to Army officials and defense observers.

Daily News | August 31, 2012

Navistar Defense, one of the losing contenders for a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract, has filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office, Inside the Army has learned.

Daily News | August 27, 2012

While the advent of military robotic technology may not be a game-changing development, efforts to make such systems much smaller could amount to such a leap, according participants in an Office of the Secretary of Defense-sponsored workshop that took place at the Army War College earlier this month.

Daily News | August 24, 2012

Army leaders have sprinkled into their new five-year spending plan a raft of initiatives aimed at establishing a stronger ground service footing in the Asia-Pacific region, according to officials familiar with the proposal.

Daily News | August 20, 2012

Sharon Burke, the Defense Department's first overseer of energy-efficiency plans, has certified the Army's fiscal year 2013 budget plan as adequate for achieving military energy goals, but expressed concerns over the service's future vehicle fleet and attention paid to energy in requirements-formulation and acquisition.

Daily News | August 13, 2012

Army officials have declined to say what led to an apparent change of heart about the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System, raising questions as to who advocated for the construction of two additional aircraft under the already-canceled program.

The Insider | August 7, 2012

“The Army has global responsibilities that require large technological advantages to prevail decisively in combat -- 'technological overmatch,' if you will.”

Daily News | July 30, 2012

The Defense Department should elevate the job of overseeing Army forces in the Pacific to a four-star job, putting that official in a better position to forge partnerships with high-ranking military leaders from across the region, according a congressionally mandated assessment of DOD policies.

Daily News | July 27, 2012

Defense Department officials have released new guidelines for the services to compute the energy cost associated with their weapon systems, creating a common framework for choosing between investments at a time when key Army programs are reaching decision points.

Daily News | July 3, 2012

Holdups with an Army effort to recapitalize Panther-class Medium Mine Protected Vehicles are enabling Defense Department leaders to spend $85 million from program coffers to pay other bills, according to a recent reprogramming request sent to lawmakers for approval.

The Insider | June 13, 2012

Defense officials are preparing an omnibus reprogramming request for fiscal year 2012 to cover unexpected costs, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee this morning.

Daily News | May 30, 2012

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has placed a hold on the nomination of Heidi Shyu to become the Army's acquisition executive, the senator's office has confirmed.

The Insider | May 29, 2012

The Defense Logistics Agency last Friday announced a slate of contracts with fuel suppliers, which totaled $2.4 billion.

Daily News | May 16, 2012

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno today pushed back against language proposed by the Republican-controlled House Armed Services Committee that would interfere with the Obama administration's plans to reduce the size of the ground service.

Daily News | May 15, 2012

A simulated exercise with NATO and Russian missile-defense assets showed improved effectiveness against attacks when the former Cold-War enemies synchronized their operations in a single command-and-control center, according to the summary of a draft after-action report of the event.

The Insider | May 8, 2012

It's beginning to look dicey for the Medium Extended Air Defense System, after House defense appropriators yesterday zeroed out the administration's $400 million request for the program.

The Insider | May 7, 2012

Six Republican lawmakers sent a letter to House Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairman Bill Young (R-FL) late last month asking to fund the Medium Extended Air Defense System at the requested level of $400 million in fiscal year 2013.

Daily News | April 30, 2012

Service officials are preparing an examination of Army-owned industrial base capabilities this summer, a drill that could generate significant interest among lawmakers who are keeping tabs on the topic with an eye on installations in their respective states, according to officials and documents.<

The Insider | April 25, 2012

House authorizers are proposing to defund the Medium Extended Air Defense System, according to the panel's just-released mark of the fiscal year 2013 defense bill.

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