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 | August 26, 2011

The losing team in the Ground Combat Vehicle competition has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office, kicking off legal proceedings that will put GCV work on hold only days after it began.

The Insider | August 22, 2011

The losing contractor team in the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle competition is slated to get a debriefing from the government tomorrow in Detroit, according to Melissa Koskovich, a spokeswoman for lead company Science Applications International Corp.

Daily News | August 18, 2011

The Pentagon announced tonight that teams led by General Dynamics Land Systems and BAE Systems were awarded development contracts for the Ground Combat Vehicle program, while a U.S.-German team headed by Science Applications International Corp. and Boeing came up empty.

The Insider | August 17, 2011

The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization has received congressional approval to shift $350 million within its accounts.

The Insider | August 15, 2011

Army Secretary John McHugh today announced the creation of a panel designed to overhaul what an service announcement described as a generating force stuck in the 1970s.

Daily News | June 24, 2011

Boeing is the old and new winner of the Army's highly contested Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System contract, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | June 22, 2011

The General Accountability Office has denied a protest filed by Northrop Grumman Technical Services against the Army in the case of the Enhanced Medium-Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System, clearing the way for a new contract award decision.

The Insider | June 22, 2011

U.S. military forces operating in the war zone in and around Afghanistan generate an estimated 750 metric tons of hazardous trash every year, and the Pentagon is considering a new approach to getting rid of it, according to notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website last month.

The Insider | June 21, 2011

Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) is open to examining deeper defense cuts as the fiscal year 2012 defense policy bill makes its way through Congress, his spokeswoman tells us.

Daily News | June 20, 2011

Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter last week pleaded unsuccessfully with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) to preserve funding for the tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System just as the committee was marking up its version of the fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill, according to a letter from Carter's office circulated today.

The Insider | June 3, 2011

With Gen. Martin Dempsey slated to leave the Army chief of staff post for bigger things, there's suddenly a new context for his overarching vision document that was slated for publication in mid-June.

Daily News | May 24, 2011

The White House today protested language in the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill that would slash $150 million from the Medium Extended Air Defense System and provide $425 million to keep the Abrams tank production line humming beyond FY-12.

The Insider | May 17, 2011

Two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have asked panel Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) to “significantly restrict funding” for the Medium Extended Air Defense System in his mark of the fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | May 16, 2011

Army officials plan to pit two industry teams against one another as the service develops a new vertical-take-off-and-landing unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance and transport missions, according to a program official.

Daily News | May 2, 2011

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told lawmakers in a memo last month that the service has no unfunded requirements for fiscal year 2012.

Daily News | April 29, 2011

Defense Department officials have issued a stop-work to Oshkosh for blast-proof ambulances urgently needed by forces in Afghanistan, with sources saying a Navistar vehicle is likely to be tapped instead.

The Insider | April 27, 2011

As Defense Department leaders begin tackling the kinds of existential questions posed by President Obama in his April 13 speech, Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal sees different expectations about the timing of the review rising to the surface.

The Insider | April 26, 2011

While defense leaders have been giving the impression that a review of military missions, as mandated by President Obama, is just getting under way, the Joint Staff had begun work on such a thing shortly before the president's April 13 speech, we're told by several officials.

Daily News | April 21, 2011

A group of internal advisers to the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review warned Pentagon leaders in the fall of 2009 that the Obama administration's major examination of national defense requirements was based on too-rosy economic assumptions, according to Defense Department sources.

The Insider | April 12, 2011

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the new Army chief of staff, yesterday made clear that he doesn't want the issue of declining budgets to dominate the narrative of his tenure.

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