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Top picks for Deputy Secretary of Defense

Top picks for Deputy Secretary of Defense

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Celero Strategies, LLC., discusses the potential picks for Deputy Secretary of Defense, and why...
Impact of Trump administration on defense industry

Impact of Trump administration on defense industry

Marjorie Censer, defense business editor at Inside Defense, discusses the White House’s focus on the defense industrial base.
Air Force plans to hire up to 4,000 airmen

Air Force plans to hire up to 4,000 airmen

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for manpower, personnel and services Lieutenant General Gina Grosso, discussses the Air...
Defense management trends in 2017

Defense management trends in 2017

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte Consulting, LLP., discusses the top defense management priorities for 2017.
U.S. Navy Acquisition: Year in review

U.S. Navy Acquisition: Year in review

Staff writer at USNI News Megan Eckstein discusses the evolution of the Littoral Combat Ship program, Navy investments in undersea...
Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge

Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy & environment, discusses the results of the White House’s performance...
Force structure assessment calls for 355 ship fleet

Force structure assessment calls for 355 ship fleet

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses the Navy’s new Force Structure Assessment.
Acquisition reform & the National Defense Authorization Act

Acquisition reform & the National Defense Authorization Act

Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, discusses the impact of the NDAA on the Pentagon’s acquisition process.
Trump Administration & defense contractors

Trump Administration & defense contractors

Jacqueline Klimas, defense correspondent for the Washington Examiner, discusses what President-Elect Trump’s relationship with the defense industrial base could look like...
Defense Health Agency approaches MHS GENESIS roll out

Defense Health Agency approaches MHS GENESIS roll out

Defense Health Agency director Vice Adm. Raquel Bono discussed the possible implications of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, the...
The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB

The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, explained why President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks hint at future budget battles among...
Army to stand up digital services operation

Army to stand up digital services operation

Robert Bigman, president of 2BSecure and former CIA chief information security officer, discussed the Army’s new digital services operation.
DoD making progress on audit readiness

DoD making progress on audit readiness

Ariane Whittemore, director of security and defense at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the Pentagon’s progress on audit readiness.
A defense reform agenda for 2017

A defense reform agenda for 2017

Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discussed her defense reform agenda for 2017.
Implications of Army’s LMP Increment 2 reaching full deployment

Implications of Army’s LMP Increment 2 reaching full deployment

Lt. Col. Robert Williams (USA), program manager for the Army’s Logistics Modernization Program, discussed the implications of “Increment 2” reaching...
Boeing moving defense headquarters to D.C.

Boeing moving defense headquarters to D.C.

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor for Defense One, discussed Boeing’s decision to relocate its defense headquarters from Saint Louis to...
Contractors prepare for Trump administration

Contractors prepare for Trump administration

Marjorie Censer, defense business editor at Inside Defense and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, discuss the Trump...
Government Matters – Defense  (Full Show) – December 8, 2016

Government Matters – Defense (Full Show) – December 8, 2016

Lt Col. Joe Plenzler, executive vice president of membership and marketing at the U.S. Naval Institute and General James Mattis’s...
Management recommendations for the Pentagon

Management recommendations for the Pentagon

Bob Hale, fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton and former Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller at the Defense Department, discusses his new...
Biggest challenges facing Secretary of Defense nominee

Biggest challenges facing Secretary of Defense nominee

Lt Col. Joe Plenzler, executive vice president of membership and marketing at the U.S. Naval Institute and General James Mattis’s...
U.S. Navy remembers the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attacks

U.S. Navy remembers the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attacks

Greg Martin, assistant director for Histories and Archives at the Naval History and Heritage Command, discusses the 75th anniversary of the...
Sequestration impact on military men and women

Sequestration impact on military men and women

   Jamie McIntyre, senior defense and national security writer for the Washington Examiner, discusses his special report on the impact...
The future of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program

The future of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program

Paul Francis, managing director for acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the future of the...
Transition priorities for the Defense Business Board

Transition priorities for the Defense Business Board

Vago Muradian, editor and host of the The Defense & Aerospace Report, discusses the priorities of the Defense Business Board...
Third Offset Strategy in the Trump Administration

Third Offset Strategy in the Trump Administration

Ben FitzGerald, senior fellow and director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, discusses...
Impact of uncertainty on the defense industry

Impact of uncertainty on the defense industry

Robert Kipps, managing director at Kipps-DeSanto, discussed the impact of uncertainty on the defense industry.
Future of the National Defense Authorization Act

Future of the National Defense Authorization Act

Andrew Clevenger, defense acquisitions reporter at Bloomberg BNA, discusses the latest developments in the negotiations over the National Defense Authorization...
Chances for a reprogramming request at the Department of Defense

Chances for a reprogramming request at the Department of Defense

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, discussed the chances for a reprogramming request at the Department of Defense.
Army efforts talent management task force

Army efforts talent management task force

Maj. Gen. Al Shoffner, director of the Army Talent Management Task Force, discuss how the Army is trying to recruit...
Latest on the National Defense Authorization Act

Latest on the National Defense Authorization Act

Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at the Washington Examiner, discusses why passage of the National Defense Authorization Act may now be...
Government Matters Expands DoD Coverage

Government Matters Expands DoD Coverage

Thursday program will focus on the Department of Defense  11/17/2016 – WJLA-TV/ABC7 announced today that beginning on December 1st, its...
Pentagon looks at r&d, nuclear modernization and space

Pentagon looks at r&d, nuclear modernization and space

Marjorie Censer from Inside Defense and Tony Bertuca from Inside the Pentagon discussed new research & development proposals at the...
Army’s readiness challenge

Army’s readiness challenge

Gen. Walter Piatt, director of operations for the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office, discusses the mission of the RCO and...
Air Force talent search

Air Force talent search

Gabe Camarillo, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, discusses the Air Force’s 13-point diversity...
NDAA’s impact on DoD acquisition shop

NDAA’s impact on DoD acquisition shop

Vago Muradian, editor of the Defense and Aerospace Report, discusses the potential impact the National Defense Authorization Act could have on...
Election could shake up Senate and House Armed Services Commitees

Election could shake up Senate and House Armed Services Commitees

Roger Zakheim, of counsel at Covington and Burling, discusses how this election could impact the make-up of the Senate and House Armed...
Lockheed Martin and the diversified federal contractor

Lockheed Martin and the diversified federal contractor

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor for Defense One, discussed his trip to Lockheed Martin’s campus in Silicon Valley.
Air Force Secretary introduces new diversity initiatives

Air Force Secretary introduces new diversity initiatives

Kate Kidder, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discussed the impact of diversity initiatives just introduced...
A unique perspective on negotiations over the National Defense Authorization Act

A unique perspective on negotiations over the National Defense Authorization Act

Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro (USMC, ret.), CEO of the Punaro Group, offered a unique perspective on negotiations over the National...
Industry takeaways from DIUx’s success

Industry takeaways from DIUx’s success

Northern Virginia Technology Council vice chair Anne Altman discussed how industry views the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx).
Connecting large defense companies with start-ups

Connecting large defense companies with start-ups

Marjorie Censer, defense business editor at Inside Defense, discusses the connection between start-up companies and the traditional defense industrial base.
Navy wants to weed out jargon, change the way it refers to sailors

Navy wants to weed out jargon, change the way it refers to sailors

Vago Muradian, editor of Defense & Aerospace Report, discussed important changes in wording at the U.S. Navy.
Insight and analysis from AUSA

Insight and analysis from AUSA

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor for Defense One, offered insight and analysis on this year’s Association of the U.S. Army...
Implications of Army’s LMP Increment 2 reaching full deployment

Implications of Army’s LMP Increment 2 reaching full deployment

Lt. Col. Robert Williams (USA), program manager for the Army’s Logistics Modernization Program, discussed the implications of “Increment 2” reaching...
Sage grouse puts NDAA to roost

Sage grouse puts NDAA to roost

Washington Examiner defense correspondent Jacqueline Klimas discussed how a bird (the sage grouse) has the National Defense Authorization Act on...
Navy’s plan to overhaul the Littoral Combat Ship program

Navy’s plan to overhaul the Littoral Combat Ship program

Capt. Jerry Hendrix (USN, ret.), with the Center for a New American Security, discussed the Navy’s plan to overhaul the...
DISA issues revised ENCORE III contract

DISA issues revised ENCORE III contract

Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman discussed the revised ‘request for proposals’ for ENCORE III — the Defense Information Systems Agency’s...
Latest on the push to split NSA and U.S. Cyber Command

Latest on the push to split NSA and U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, ret.), a partner at Venable’s cybersecurity practice, discussed the latest developments on the push to...
Defense budget negotiations underway

Defense budget negotiations underway

Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discussed the implications of defense...
Slowdown in security clearance approvals

Slowdown in security clearance approvals

Marjorie Censer, business editor at Inside Defense, discusses the increased slow down in the security clearance approval process.
Hardware and software solutions at DoD

Hardware and software solutions at DoD

Doug Haskin, product lead for the Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) program for the U.S. Army, discusses ITES...
Army announces Rapid Capabilities Office

Army announces Rapid Capabilities Office

Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the potential of the Army’s new Rapid Capabilities Office.
The future of innovation at the DoD

The future of innovation at the DoD

Ben Fitzgerald, senior fellow, and director at the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American...
Pentagon eyes missile defense sensors in outer space

Pentagon eyes missile defense sensors in outer space

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor at Defense One, discusses the Pentagon’s goal to expand its missile defense sensors to outer...
A congressional perspective on RIMPAC 2016

A congressional perspective on RIMPAC 2016

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses his experience at the 2016 Rim of...
Staffers working on NDAA during recess

Staffers working on NDAA during recess

Defense reporter at The Washington Examiner, Jacqueline Klimas, discusses the progress being made on the National Defense Authorization Act while...
Planning and prioritizing funding at DoD

Planning and prioritizing funding at DoD

Robert Hale, a fellow at Booz Allen and former Undersecretary of Defense, discusses planning and prioritizing funding at the Defense...
F-35 software impresses Navy pilots

F-35 software impresses Navy pilots

Defense One technology editor Patrick Tucker on the impression F-35 software is making on Navy pilots.
The debate over readiness heats up in Washington

The debate over readiness heats up in Washington

Covington & Burling counsel Roger Zakheim offered a perspective on the debate over readiness being waged in Washington.
‘Go big or go home’ in the South China Sea

‘Go big or go home’ in the South China Sea

Capt. Jerry Hendrix (USN, Ret.), senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discussed why it’s time —...
Trouble signs ahead for Army modernization

Trouble signs ahead for Army modernization

Col. Douglas Macgregor, USA (Ret.) — executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor Group — discussed the trouble signs ahead for...
Leidos finalizes Lockheed Martin’s IT services merger

Leidos finalizes Lockheed Martin’s IT services merger

Inside Defense editors Marjorie Censer and Tony Bertuca discussed the merger between Leidos and Lockheed Martin’s IT services businesses, plus...
Plans to elevate U.S. Cyber Command

Plans to elevate U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, Ret.), co-chair of the telecommunications group and cybersecurity practice at Venable, discussed the future of...
Future of the F-35 program

Future of the F-35 program

Teal Group vice president of analysis Richard Aboulafia discussed the future of the F-35 and A-10 programs.
DoD prepares plans for phased retirement

DoD prepares plans for phased retirement

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte and former deputy chief management officer at the Department of Defense, discussed DoD’s preparations...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Defense One global business editor Marcus Weisgerber, Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman, and FedScoop managing editor Billy Mitchell discussed the...
Joint Strike Fighter reaches major milestone

Joint Strike Fighter reaches major milestone

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael “Trey” Rawls, service integration lead for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, discussed a major milestone...
2016 Rim of the Pacific exercise

2016 Rim of the Pacific exercise

USNI News staff writer Megan Eckstein discussed her takeaways from the 2016 Rim of the Pacific exercise.
Air Force: F-35 are combat ready

Air Force: F-35 are combat ready

Vago Muradian, founder and editor of Defense & Aerospace Report, discussed a major milestone for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter...
Cost, scope and oversight of the Joint Information Environment

Cost, scope and oversight of the Joint Information Environment

Chief information officer at the Defense Department, Terry Halvorsen, explains what the Pentagon is doing to define the scope and...
The Federal Beat (think tank edition)

The Federal Beat (think tank edition)

A special defense version of our Federal Beat roundtable featuring experts from three leading think tanks; Mark Cancian with the...
Carter takes ‘Force of the Future’ message on the road

Carter takes ‘Force of the Future’ message on the road

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling and former general counsel for the House Armed Services Committee, discussed Defense Secretary...
Sec. Carter hits the road to talk innovation & recruitment

Sec. Carter hits the road to talk innovation & recruitment

Washington Examiner defense reporter Jacqueline Klimas previews Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s road tour. Carter will talk about three of his...
Combating terrorism with futuristic tech

Combating terrorism with futuristic tech

Technology editor at Defense One, Patrick Tucker, talks about the futuristic technology being developed by the Pentagon to prevent and...
Pentagon re-thinking employee screening process

Pentagon re-thinking employee screening process

Robert Bigman, former chief information officer at the CIA, discussed the Pentagon’s new approach to social media background checks.
Secretary Carter threatens to recommend a veto for NDAA

Secretary Carter threatens to recommend a veto for NDAA

Jamie McIntyre, Senior National Security writer at the Washington Examiner discusses Secretary Carter’s threat to recommend a veto for NDAA.
GAO report: nuclear deterrence force at DoD

GAO report: nuclear deterrence force at DoD

Joseph Kirschbaum, Director, Defense Capabilities & Management at GAO takes a look at a report about the nuclear deterrence force...
Advancing NDAA during congressional recess

Advancing NDAA during congressional recess

Advancing NDAA during congressional recess with Andrew Hunter, Senior Fellow – International Security Program, CSIS.
Horse-trading and the NDAA

Horse-trading and the NDAA

Inside Defense editors Marjorie Censer and Tony Bertuca discussed horse-trading over the National Defense Authorization Act, and changes to the...
What are the ‘rules of engagement’ for a cyber conflict?

What are the ‘rules of engagement’ for a cyber conflict?

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (ret.), partner in Venable’s cybersecurity practice, discussed the lack of set ‘rules of engagement’ for cyber...
NDAA and Pentagon personnel reform

NDAA and Pentagon personnel reform

Booz Allen vice president Ron Sanders offered insight on how National Defense Authorization Act negotiations could impact the Pentagon’s personnel...
Cost of a larger U.S. force in Afghanistan

Cost of a larger U.S. force in Afghanistan

Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discussed the price tag for...
DoD’s $2.6 billion reprogramming request

DoD’s $2.6 billion reprogramming request

  Professional Services Council CEO David Berteau discussed the practical implications of NDAA negotiations, DoD’s $2.6 billion reprogramming request, and...
NDAA negotiations and military service members

NDAA negotiations and military service members

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Steve Strobridge, director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America, relayed MOAA’s...
Federal Beat (DoD edition)

Federal Beat (DoD edition)

Defense One global business editor Marcus Weisgerber, The Hill defense reporter Kristina Wong, and Military.com editor Brendan McGarry sat in...
The defense community responds to Brexit

The defense community responds to Brexit

Jacqueline Klimas, Defense Reporter for the Washington Examiner talks about the fallout after a U.S. official testifies on ISIS. She also...
House and Senate versions of the Defense Authorization Act

House and Senate versions of the Defense Authorization Act

Roger Zakheim, former Dep. Staff Director, House Armed Services Committee, discusses the differences between the House and Senate versions of...
U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet headed into unfamiliar waters

U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet headed into unfamiliar waters

Jerry Hendrix, with the Center for a New American Security, discussed the expanded role for the U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet...
Department of Defense funding in FY17

Department of Defense funding in FY17

David Hawkings, Senior Editor at CQ Roll Call talks about the defense appropriations bill, and how long the Department of...
U.S. Navy fighting to stay competitive

U.S. Navy fighting to stay competitive

Jamie McIntyre, Senior National Security Writer for the Washington Examiner, breaks down the biggest threats and future technology challenges facing the...
DoD cyber and workforce priorities

DoD cyber and workforce priorities

Terry Halvorsen, Chief Information Officer of the Defense Department, talked about the department’s goals and biggest challenges in building out it’s...
Lockheed Martin looses and recovers Air Force records

Lockheed Martin looses and recovers Air Force records

Defense One technology editor Patrick Tucker discussed a records snafu and recovery operation managed by Lockheed Martin that impacted the...
Recruiting cyber talent to the DoD

Recruiting cyber talent to the DoD

According to Federal News Radio, Chris Lynch — director of digital services at the Defense Department — said “it’s been...