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 | June 10, 2008

Senior Defense Department leaders should reinstate the position of director of developmental test and evaluation to help counter a trend toward weapon systems' failing crucial performance benchmarks, the Defense Science Board says in a new report.

Daily News | June 9, 2008

The Defense Department is seeking industry ideas on non-lethal weapons capable of securing buildings and keeping small ships at a distance, according to a broad agency announcement released today.

Daily News | June 6, 2008

The Defense Department should create a testing program under which U.S. forces in war zones can have personal performance-enhancing dietary supplements bought from local vendors checked for poison, according to a recent report by a DOD advisory panel.

Daily News | June 5, 2008

Officials at NATO's Allied Command Transformation last month kicked off a study of future security threats to alliance countries, and the review is expected to guide crucial policy decisions at NATO's 60-year anniversary summit next spring, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | June 3, 2008

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program to develop radio gateways capable of managing high-speed data transfer while remaining compatible with older military and first responder equipment, the agency announced last week.

Daily News | June 2, 2008

Pentagon leaders have issued new force-planning guidelines aimed at providing combatant commanders far-reaching flexibility in identifying forces required to implement newly mandated regional campaign plans, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | May 30, 2008

Defense Department leaders should draft a new policy to manage Air Force and Navy service members loaned to the Army to cover personnel shortages in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Daily News | May 29, 2008

Military combatant commanders are crafting a new set of plans that could influence the debate over what forces and investments are needed to achieve the Pentagon's goal of preventing large-scale wars in troubled regions around the world, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | May 28, 2008

As Pentagon officials get ready to transfer control of the experimental "Stiletto" ship to a military service or a combatant command, preliminary talks have begun about the possibility of leaving the prototype vessel with U.S. Southern Command, where it will be tested over the next few weeks, according to Defense Department sources.

Daily News | May 27, 2008

The Defense Department wants to help developing-world partner countries improve the management of their often-fragile or corrupt defense bureaucracies out of concern that foreign armies built up with U.S. help could one day turn against their governments, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | May 23, 2008

Defense Science Board members this month began a congressionally mandated evaluation of the Pentagon's information-technology acquisition processes.

Daily News | May 22, 2008

White House officials are finalizing a new presidential directive aimed at improving the sharing of biometric data of suspected terrorists among federal agencies, sources tell

Daily News | May 21, 2008

The House Armed Services Committee wants Defense and State department officials to improve their cooperation on provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the panels report accompanying the fiscal year 2009 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | May 20, 2008

A Pentagon program covering the cost of transporting U.S. forces to exercises worldwide is slated to swell by $37 million in fiscal year 2010 due to rising fuel costs and new exercises sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, according to sources and documents.

Daily News | May 16, 2008

Outgoing Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody has rejected plans for a new breed of units that would spearhead the training of foreign armies, asking instead that the service's Training and Doctrine Command reassess the idea, according to service sources.

Daily News | May 15, 2008

House Armed Services Committee members have included language in their version of the fiscal year 2009 defense authorization bill that would require the Pentagon to reassess the command structure governing U.S. and NATO operations in Afghanistan.

Daily News | May 14, 2008

A new Defense Department doctrine governing wartime contracting will require combatant commanders to describe the role contractors would play as part of their contingency plans, according to a draft version of the document obtained by

Daily News | May 13, 2008

Pentagon officials are vowing to expand research into technologies enabling the discreet tracking of high-value military targets worldwide, according to a recently published Defense Department plan.

Daily News | May 12, 2008

Defense Department officials next month will invite industry bids for the Army's $600 million Biometrics Operations and Support Services program, according to a draft request for proposals released today.

Daily News | May 9, 2008

Pentagon officials are seeking improved intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems to help them assess the effects of strikes against enemy weapons of mass destruction facilities, according to a senior Defense Threat Reduction Agency official.

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