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 | March 18, 2008

Defense Department officials are developing new recommendations aimed at sizing the Pentagon's cybersecurity science and technology budget over the next six-year spending plan, a DOD official told Congress last week.

Daily News | March 14, 2008

Marine Corps officials are establishing a service component command subordinate to U.S. Africa Command, and the outfit is slated to play a crucial role in directing Marine Corps security cooperation programs on the African continent, a service official tells

Daily News | March 13, 2008

The establishment of U.S. Africa Command remains a "work in progress" marked by challenges in communicating the organization's goals to African nations leery of a U.S. troop presence on the continent, AFRICOM chief Gen. William Ward told the House Armed Services Committee today.

Daily News | March 12, 2008

Officials in the next administration should create a three-star Nuclear Forces Command to oversee atomic weapons issues and to give a renewed boost to nuclear deterrence as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy, according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Daily News | March 11, 2008

The Pentagon has created a panel charged with improving the sharing and exploitation of data recorded following each roadside bomb attack on U.S. forces.

Daily News | March 7, 2008

Army leaders are only weeks away from making a decision about the future of a new type of unit charged with steering security cooperation efforts from Army outposts around the globe, defense officials tell

Daily News | March 5, 2008

Defense officials are awaiting White House approval of a high-level strategy covering near-term U.S. military engagements around the world, sources tell

Daily News | March 3, 2008

The Army Research Laboratory is seeking industry ideas on how to improve the collection and analysis of biometric data, according to a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site today.

Daily News | February 29, 2008

Pentagon officials continue to conduct research on a single integrated ground picture capability in the hope that senior leaders could move to re-establish a program of record by that name, a Defense Department official told

Daily News | February 28, 2008

The Defense Department has tapped the Project on National Security Reform to develop proposals for improving cooperation between federal agencies working on national security projects.

Daily News | February 27, 2008

Pentagon acquisition chief John Young this week asked for a broad revision of laws governing the acquisition of goods and services during contingencies in an attempt to implement recommendations made by the Gansler Commission last fall, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | February 25, 2008

Defense Department officials have put on hold the development of new country- and region-specific strategic communication plans until senior Pentagon leaders make some fundamental decisions about the future of the program, a DOD official said today.

Daily News | February 22, 2008

Defense Department officials have asked Congress to adopt legislation that would establish a stockpile of soldier equipment allied nations could access quickly during coalition military operations and for their own defenses.

Daily News | February 20, 2008

Pentagon officials have begun drawing up plans for the future of the science and technology work done under the auspices of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization out of concern that the next administration could move to dissolve the office, has learned.

Daily News | February 19, 2008

Pentagon acquisition executive John Young last week laid out new guidelines for the participation of Defense Department officials in high-level interagency forums on biometrics initiatives.

Daily News | February 15, 2008

The Navy's Aegis cruisers are slated to receive an initial version of the Single Integrated Air Picture capability this fall, according to a Defense Department official.

Daily News | February 14, 2008

Officials at U.S. Special Operations Command have identified a list of programs worth $690 million for which Pentagon officials requested no funds in the fiscal year 2009 defense budget unveiled earlier this month.

Daily News | February 13, 2008

While attacks involving sophisticated, armor-piercing roadside bombs have ebbed recently in Iraq, coalition forces in Afghanistan are seeing a rise in the use of more primitive roadside bombs, the general overseeing the Defense Department's efforts to counter improvised explosive devices said today.

Daily News | February 11, 2008

Defense Department officials have insufficient plans for restoring service of the majority of the military's most vital information systems after an emergency outage, Pentagon auditors said in a report published last week.

Daily News | February 8, 2008

Defense officials have started work on a new, senior-level guidance document for irregular warfare that is expected to replace a 2005 landmark directive on stability operations, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

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