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 | May 7, 2008

A new U.S. Strategic Command unit charged with orchestrating efforts to find and neutralize weapons of mass destruction anywhere on the globe will be fully staffed and ready by September 2009, according to a Defense Department official.

Daily News | May 6, 2008

Spurred by the approval of a key Pentagon strategy last year, Defense Department officials have begun casting efforts to improve the military's capabilities against weapons of mass destruction as contributions to the nation's deterrent forces, according to DOD officials.

Daily News | May 5, 2008

Defense Advance Research Projects Agency officials have kicked off a program aimed at improving communication among small-unit members fighting in cities, according to a recent DARPA solicitation.

Daily News | May 2, 2008

A Pentagon-led clearinghouse for irregular warfare and stability operations expertise, planned since 2006, formally began operations this week.

Daily News | May 1, 2008

Pentagon leaders want to know how many of the Defense Department's senior contracting jobs are vacant or filled by individuals in an acting role, according to a recent memo from DOD's No 2 acquisition official to senior civilian and military leaders.

Daily News | April 30, 2008

Senior House Armed Services Committee members are expected to push for a change in the military command structure overseeing U.S. forces in Afghanistan as they start work on the fiscal year 2009 defense authorization bill next week, a panel spokeswoman told

Daily News | April 28, 2008

A new Pentagon report predicts spending on military space programs will peak at $37 billion in fiscal year 2010, but warns that "precipitous" budget reductions thereafter could destabilize the industry and lead to consolidations among suppliers.

Daily News | April 24, 2008

An experimental military vessel called "Stiletto" is slated to head toward Colombia next month to help U.S. Southern Command officials there track down drug traffickers, defense officials tell

Daily News | April 23, 2008

Defense Department officials should craft a long-term strategy for employing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, as the lack of such a plan hampers the Pentagon's ability to spend tens of billions of dollars for new systems effectively, according to congressional auditors.

Daily News | April 22, 2008

A White House effort to create a new breed of interagency-savvy national security officials has been delayed until October, diminishing the chances that the initiative will produce noticeable results during President Bush's tenure, according to defense officials and experts.

Daily News | April 21, 2008

A new Pentagon organization charged with overseeing military contracting during overseas operations is slated to begin its work by the end of the year, according to a new Defense Department report.

Daily News | April 17, 2008

Defense and State department officials should overhaul their approach to provincial reconstruction team operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, putting increased emphasis on interagency unity of command and creating measures to judge the groups' performance, according to a new bipartisan congressional report.

Daily News | April 16, 2008

The Navy late last year asked a group of outside experts for advice in assessing the sea service's plans in the Persian Gulf, including the possibility of a "U.S. engagement" in Iran, according to a summary of the closed meeting, published earlier this year.

Daily News | April 14, 2008

A Northrop Grumman official said it would take his company one year to outfit the first B-2 bomber with 30,000-pound bombs capable of destroying deeply buried bunkers once Congress approves the funds for the project.

Daily News | April 11, 2008

Lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed legislation this week aimed at making the activities of expert committees advising the Defense Department and other government agencies more transparent.

Daily News | April 10, 2008

The Defense Science Board has been tasked to conduct a new evaluation of the National Nuclear Security Administration's long-term plan for advanced computing systems, according to a recent memorandum signed by senior Defense Department and NNSA officials.

Daily News | April 9, 2008

The Army Science Board has begun a new study looking for the optimal mix of communications and sensing capabilities troops will need to win future conflicts, according to a recent terms-of-reference document describing the effort.

Daily News | April 8, 2008

The military service chiefs have approved a key guidance document describing how field commanders should promote U.S. interests worldwide during peacetime in an attempt to preclude future American military intervention, Pentagon officials tell

Daily News | April 4, 2008

Outgoing Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Henry Obering once again is urging Congress to fund a $10 million "test bed" for space projects, arguing the funds are crucial for keeping the door open for the development of space-based interceptors.

Daily News | March 19, 2008

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has issued his combatant commanders new guidance that urges them to make use of their authority to investigate alleged crimes committed by civilian Defense Department employees and contractors in war zones.

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