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 | February 24, 2016

Select Army missile programs are in line for increases in the service's fiscal year 2017 budget request, either because war stocks must be replenished or because upgrades are due.

Daily News | February 22, 2016

The Army expects to take delivery of 83 Stryker vehicles outfitted with 30 mm cannons over the course of one year, starting in July 2017, newly released service budget documents indicate.

The Insider | February 22, 2016

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army.

Daily News | February 22, 2016

As global events affecting U.S. national security unfold increasingly quickly, the Army has begun wondering if its organizational principles have kept pace, according to service officials.

The Insider | February 17, 2016

Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday it had withdrawn its protest against the Army's contract award to Oshkosh for production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Daily News | February 16, 2016

The Army is expected to move forward with a competition for a Patriot-replacement radar this year if the Office of the Secretary of Defense approves an analysis of alternatives, according to just-released budget documents and service officials.

The Insider | February 12, 2016

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Thursday denied Lockheed Martin's request to make Oshkosh halt all work on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle until an ongoing dispute over the contract award is resolved.

Daily News | February 11, 2016

Top Pentagon leaders are said to favor replacing a military airship that was hovering north of Baltimore to watch over the Washington region until it broke from its tether in a spectacular accident that attracted national attention last October, according to defense officials.

Daily News | February 9, 2016

The Army is proposing for the first time to budget for two new vehicle-development programs in fiscal year 2017, the Mobile Protected Firepower project and the Ground Mobility Vehicle.

Daily News | February 9, 2016

The Army is requesting $125 billion for its fiscal year 2017 base budget and $23 billion for war spending, continuing a trend of pursuing only selective modernization investments in favor of increased readiness of a shrinking force.

The Insider | February 8, 2016

Lockheed Martin wants to make sure that a key record related to its protest of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract award to Oshkosh by the Army remains permanently sealed.

Daily News | February 8, 2016

The Army and Lockheed Martin are continuing their judicial haggling over the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract protest, with newly published documents showing their respective arguments over a proposed $16 million "security" that the government wants the company to put up if its request for a preliminary injunction is granted.

Daily News | February 8, 2016

On the heels of a satellite launch by North Korea that drew international condemnation, the United States and South Korea announced that the two countries would study the possibility of deploying a new missile-defense system on the peninsula.

The Insider | February 3, 2016

Katrina McFarland, the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, began her new assignment as acting Army acquisition chief on Monday, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | February 3, 2016

The Army has released what it calls a "market survey" for companies interested in manufacturing upgraded Abrams main battle tanks, though any other company than current manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems getting the job would be nothing short of a miracle.

Daily News | February 2, 2016

Defense Department arms testers have flagged a series of deficiencies that they contend must be addressed in an ongoing software upgrade program for the Patriot missile defense system.

Daily News | February 2, 2016

The Government Accountability Office has flagged improper use of some bridge-contract arrangements by the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL, prompting the service to promise corrective guidance for contracting officers this spring.

Daily News | February 1, 2016

A series of Army drills designed to test new communications gear is getting mixed reviews in a new report from Pentagon weapon testers, who contend that the events amount to "piecemeal evaluations" of new hardware rather than comprehensive assessments of the Army's tactical network.

The Insider | February 1, 2016

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Army.

The Insider | January 26, 2016

The Defense Department inspector general recently announced plans to review if the Army "properly awarded and administered firm fixed-price level of effort term contracts" in accordance with acquisition regulations.

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