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
The Insider | December 12, 2014

The Army today issued a long-awaited request for proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program.

Daily News | December 2, 2014

House and Senate negotiators of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill are allowing the Army to begin consolidating all service-wide Apache helicopters in the active component next fall.

Daily News | November 26, 2014

U.S. government-services contractor Leidos is in final negotiations with NATO over a deal to help build the alliance's ballistic missile defense shield, according to industry sources.

Daily News | November 25, 2014

When defense contractors compile their bids for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, the ensuing haggling over intellectual property costs could be the first major test of a key Pentagon policy.

Daily News | November 19, 2014

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said the service will need more troops than a sequestration budget would allow, and that reorganizing the Army would not help to alleviate personnel shortfalls.

Daily News | November 17, 2014

A group of state governors is asking that lawmakers force the Army to halt a controversial aviation-reform initiative until outside experts have had a chance to weigh in.

Daily News | November 11, 2014

The Army Research Lab's science and technology plan for fiscal year 2015 and beyond sketches out the service's goals toward molding a future generation of ground vehicles.

Daily News | November 6, 2014

Pentagon officials plan to establish a national “call center” in the Afghan capital of Kabul for collecting reports on improvised explosive devices encountered across the country.

Daily News | October 28, 2014

A think tank with close ties to the Pentagon has published a vision of U.S. future warfare dominated by sophisticated air and naval weaponry, to be financed by cutbacks in ground forces and associated equipment.

Daily News | October 16, 2014

The U.S. government may invoke special national-security authorities to ensure enough personal protective equipment can be purchased to deal with a domestic Ebola crisis, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency official.

Daily News | October 15, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed that the Army could "broaden" its role in the Asia-Pacific region by employing precision missiles and air-defense weapons there.

Daily News | October 14, 2014

A top Army official is signaling that the service could break up its Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program if the system fails reliability testing.

Daily News | October 14, 2014

A top Army acquisition official said the service will execute aviation reform plans irrespective of an independent commission that some lawmakers want for reviewing the process.

Daily News | October 13, 2014

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said ongoing global crises have left him doubting earlier assertions that the service can reduce its end strength below 490,000 troops.

Daily News | September 25, 2014

Officials at the nation's premiere eavesdropping agency recently discovered a "technical" glitch affecting the data of dozens of individuals, as well as an employee believed to have willfully flouted intelligence-collection rules, its director said.

Daily News | September 22, 2014

An Army office charged with advancing soft-power skills in the service is digging into its lessons-learned archive to support the deployment of 3,000 soldiers to Ebola-stricken West Africa.

Daily News | September 16, 2014

Details for a NATO "high-readiness" force eyed as a response to Russia's incursion into Ukraine likely will emerge from an upcoming meeting of NATO defense chiefs, according to U.S. European Command chief Gen. Philip Breedlove.

Daily News | September 10, 2014

A soon-to-be-released Pentagon strategy will position the Defense Information Systems Agency as the premiere organization entrusted with defending military networks, according to the head of U.S. Cyber Command.

Daily News | September 9, 2014

Classified warnings about an Afghan trucking company used previously by several Western organizations led to the vendor's disqualification from a new U.S. logistics contract potentially worth billions of dollars, documents show.

Daily News | February 26, 2014

It will take the services roughly two more years until they can supply U.S. Cyber Command with the kinds of qualified forces needed to carry out missions, according to an official proposed for a key slot in the Defense Department's emerging governance structure for military cyberspace.

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