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 | November 13, 2007

A senior-level Pentagon panel is slated to meet later this week to discuss the next steps in the Defense Department's move to oversee its programs using portfolio management, defense officials tell

Daily News | November 12, 2007

Congressional appropriators have denied funding for a new interagency center set up to collect and distribute lessons learned from counterinsurgency and stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Daily News | November 8, 2007

Congressional appropriators have recommended handing the Navy $50 million for a new Global Positioning System satellite navigation program that could usher in capability improvements in the areas of precision navigation and resistance to jamming by fiscal year 2010.

Daily News | November 6, 2007

National Defense University researchers have proposed studying new approaches to building up indigenous police forces during counterinsurgency operations, as current government efforts to boost the civilian police in Iraq and Afghanistan have fallen short, according to a draft NDU research plan obtained by

Daily News | November 5, 2007

Pentagon officials are weighing a proposal to expand the scope of a Defense Department policy document governing the military's role in rebuilding countries in crises to include guidance for irregular warfare, DOD officials tell

Daily News | November 2, 2007

Army officials are discussing how to implement a new plan aimed at improving the service's capabilities to help pacify and rebuild wartorn countries worldwide, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | November 1, 2007

Officials at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development are weighing a proposal to keep track of their contractors in Iraq through a database currently run by the Defense Department, sources tell

Daily News | October 31, 2007

Pentagon officials are taking new steps to gain insight into the size and composition of the foreign contractor workforce employed by the U.S. military in Iraq, according to sources and documents.

Daily News | October 30, 2007

Pentagon officials should make the screening of foreign-made software for malicious code part of the defense acquisition process, the Defense Science Board says in a report unveiled this week.

Daily News | April 17, 2007

Military officials have seized a shipment of weapons in Afghanistan that included mortars and C-4 explosives manufactured in Iran, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.

Daily News | February 8, 2007

The White House yesterday released a new presidential directive assigning roles and responsibilities across the U.S. government to manage the development of medical countermeasures for attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons on domestic soil.

Daily News | January 12, 2007

The Pentagon has for the first time drawn up a short list of the "most pressing" needs of combatant commanders that will be used to shape requirements for new weapon systems and is already influencing where the Defense Department invests billions of dollars for tomorrow's ships, aircraft and guns.

Daily News | October 10, 2006

The White House has released a much-anticipated revision of the Clinton-era National Space Policy that reaffirms access to space as a national security priority, while opposing any international regulations perceived as interfering with that goal.

Daily News | July 17, 2006

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England has ordered senior Pentagon leaders to craft a new plan for including other federal agencies in the department's national security planning processes.

Daily News | May 17, 2006

Air Force officials and representatives from the German Ministry of Defence signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday governing U.S.-German cooperation in the proposed Euro Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle program.

Daily News | March 30, 2006

Defense Department officials are preparing an analysis for Pentagon and State Department leaders that could help decide whether the United States will help Libya "do away" with its chemical weapons arsenal, the head of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency said today.

Daily News | March 3, 2006

Army Secretary Francis Harvey has picked Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, head of the service's operations division, to lead the Army's stability operations initiatives and represent the service at Defense Department-wide meetings on this mission area, according to a Feb. 15 memorandum from the secretary.

Daily News | February 24, 2006

A new proposal being circulated by top-level policymakers in the Office of the Secretary of Defense recommends folding the Naval Research Advisory Committee, Army Science Board and Air Force Scientific Advisory Board into the Pentagon's Defense Science Board, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | February 17, 2006

The White House's goal of upgrading all Defense Department networks to a next-generation Internet standard by 2008 will be "impossible" to achieve, Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Croom, the Defense Information Systems Agency director, said today.

Daily News | December 16, 2005

Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England has given Defense Threat Reduction Agency Director James Tegnelia the additional job of leading U.S. Strategic Command's Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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