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DoD’s approach to commercial technology adoption

DoD’s approach to commercial technology adoption

Former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe and former deputy secretary of defense William Lynn detailed their recent study, “Future Foundry: How...
Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – July 20, 2017

Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – July 20, 2017

DoD IG issues compendium of recommendations Last week, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a compendium of...
DoD IG issues compendium of recommendations

DoD IG issues compendium of recommendations

Last week, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a compendium of nearly 1,300 open recommendations made over...
The new strategic vision for Naval research

The new strategic vision for Naval research

Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. David Hahn discussed his strategic vision for the Naval Research Laboratory — including the business...
23rd USAF Secretary James weighs in on Space Corps proposal

23rd USAF Secretary James weighs in on Space Corps proposal

Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses National Defense Authorization Act negotiations (including the Space Corps proposal), plans...
Senate version of NDAA seeks to split DoD CIO role

Senate version of NDAA seeks to split DoD CIO role

Terry Halvorsen, former chief information officer at the Department of Defense, discusses a proposal that would reorganize his former office....
Major disciplinary action at VA publicly posted online

Major disciplinary action at VA publicly posted online

Phil Carter, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses a new transparency effort at the Department...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Megan Eckstein, staff writer at USNI News, and Paul Shinkman, national security correspondent at U.S. News & World Report, discuss...
Senate version of NDAA calls for management reorganization at the Pentagon

Senate version of NDAA calls for management reorganization at the Pentagon

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte Consulting and former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, discusses the proposed...
Issues with DoD weapon systems acquisition

Issues with DoD weapon systems acquisition

Michael Sullivan, director of Defense Weapon System Acquisitions at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the Pentagon’s opportunities for improvements in...
Acting CIO at DoD focuses on cyber personnel, data center savings

Acting CIO at DoD focuses on cyber personnel, data center savings

Dr. John Zangardi, acting chief information officer at the Department of Defense, discussed DoD’s efforts to boost the cyber workforce...
Addressing defense acquisition reform in the NDAA

Addressing defense acquisition reform in the NDAA

The House Armed Services Committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes a new set of acquisition reforms pushed...
Groups urge Congress to authorize BRAC

Groups urge Congress to authorize BRAC

One thing the Trump and Obama administrations agree on, regarding the military, is the need for another round of Base...
Defense budget debate underway on Capitol Hill

Defense budget debate underway on Capitol Hill

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, discusses what might and might not be included in this year’s National Defense...
GAO: Actions needed to address 5 DoD mission challenges

GAO: Actions needed to address 5 DoD mission challenges

Cathleen Berrick, managing director of Defense Capabilities & Management at the Government Accountability Office, discusses her report, “Actions Needed to...
How BRAC factors in to Congress’ plan for DoD funding

How BRAC factors in to Congress’ plan for DoD funding

John Conger, a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the Department of Defense push for...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Inside the Army managing editor Courtney McBride and The Hill defense reporter Ellen Mitchell join Francis for this edition of...
IC views excepted service as a tool to overcome recruiting obstacles

IC views excepted service as a tool to overcome recruiting obstacles

Sara Ratcliff, director of the Human Capital Management Office for the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, discusses the use of...
Marathon budget week on the Hill for Mattis & Dunford

Marathon budget week on the Hill for Mattis & Dunford

Brendan McGarry, managing editor for Military.com, discusses the marathon week ahead for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman...
Defense contractors plan for modest growth, not big buildup

Defense contractors plan for modest growth, not big buildup

Marjorie Censer, editor at Inside Defense, and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, discuss how the defense industrial...
Oversight efforts at the Defense Department

Oversight efforts at the Defense Department

Randy Stone, deputy Inspector General of policy and oversight at the Defense Department, discusses the mission, responsibilities and goals of...
Military services submit unfunded requirements lists to Congress

Military services submit unfunded requirements lists to Congress

Todd Harrison, director of budget analysis at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discuss the “unfunded priorities” lists submitted...
Reading the tea leaves in FY18 DOD budget request

Reading the tea leaves in FY18 DOD budget request

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor at Defense One and Paul D. Shinkman, senior national security writer at U.S. News &...
The principles of highly-effective inspectors general

The principles of highly-effective inspectors general

The Trump administration is busy trying to fill thousands of political vacancies on the defense and civilian sides of government....
The White House budget proposal and federal labs

The White House budget proposal and federal labs

Mike Kuhlman, chief scientist of national security at Battelle, discussed the possible impact of President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal...
How open source is changing the IC

How open source is changing the IC

Lt. Gen. Mary Legere (USA, ret.), managing director for the national and defense intelligence business at Accenture, discussed the proliferation...
FRTIB, DoD prepare to go live on blended retirement

FRTIB, DoD prepare to go live on blended retirement

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, offered the latest information on the Department...
Sammies finalist designed new generation of protective gear for Marines

Sammies finalist designed new generation of protective gear for Marines

Flora Jordan, an engineer with Marine Corps Systems Command, is a Sammies finalist in the promising innovations category. She discussed...
Section 809 defense acquisition reform panel reveals initial findings

Section 809 defense acquisition reform panel reveals initial findings

In a two-part interview, Charlie Williams, a commissioner on the Section 809 Panel and former director at the Defense Contract...
Six illusions from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan

Six illusions from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan

Lieutenant General David Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel, authors of the Strategic Outpost column for War on the Rocks, discuss...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Marjorie Censer, defense business editor at Inside Defense and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, discuss the vacancies...
Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary

General Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.), president of the Air Force Association, discusses what the top priorities should be for newly...
DoD nears deadline to submit reorganization plan

DoD nears deadline to submit reorganization plan

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Celero Strategies and former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and Acquisition Reform at the Defense...
Breaking down the budget’s implications for DoD

Breaking down the budget’s implications for DoD

Cameron Leuthy, senior defense and budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the budget’s implications for the Defense Department.
Budget deal boosts defense spending

Budget deal boosts defense spending

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the budget deal reached in Congress and...
DoD in the midst of restructuring, also faces government reorganization

DoD in the midst of restructuring, also faces government reorganization

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte Consulting and former deputy chief management officer at the Department of Defense, discussed restructuring...
Defense industrial base reacts to federal budget plan

Defense industrial base reacts to federal budget plan

Steve Grundman, George Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council and former deputy defense undersecretary for industrial affairs and installations, discussed...
Congress makes deal, gives DoD 2017 spending boost

Congress makes deal, gives DoD 2017 spending boost

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling and former general counsel to the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the boost...
Bringing industry innovations into DoD

Bringing industry innovations into DoD

Reggie Brothers, principal at the Chertoff Group and former Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland...
Government Matters (Full Show) – April 27, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 27, 2017

Bringing industry innovations into DoD Reggie Brothers, principal at the Chertoff Group and former Under Secretary for Science and Technology...
Congressional budget battle weighs on defense community

Congressional budget battle weighs on defense community

Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico, discusses the defense community’s reaction to congressional budget battles.
CBO releases report on the cost of a 355-ship fleet

CBO releases report on the cost of a 355-ship fleet

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses a Congressional Budget Office report on the...
Right-sizing the DoD workforce

Right-sizing the DoD workforce

Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, discusses “right-sizing” the workforce at the Defense Department, and how...
Priorities for the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office

Priorities for the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office

Maj. Gen. Al Shoffner, director of operations at the Army Rapid Capabilities Office, discusses the way his office is working...
U.S. Coast Guard acquisition priorities for 2017

U.S. Coast Guard acquisition priorities for 2017

Rear Admiral Joseph Vojvodich, chief acquisition officer of the U.S. Coast Guard, discusses the relationship between industry and the Coast...
Government Matters (Full Show) – April 20, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 20, 2017

Pentagon works on acquisition policy reforms Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former staff member of the...
Pentagon works on acquisition policy reforms

Pentagon works on acquisition policy reforms

Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and former staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, discusses the...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor at Defense One, and Andrew Clevenger, defense acquisitions reporter at Bloomberg BNA, discuss the impact...
U.S. Navy works to increase number of ships in fleet

U.S. Navy works to increase number of ships in fleet

Capt. Jerry Hendrix (USN, Ret.), senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discussed the challenges the U.S....
Impact of outstanding budget documents on the Pentagon

Impact of outstanding budget documents on the Pentagon

Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the impact of outstanding budget documents on...
How reorganization and budget uncertainty will impact the DoD

How reorganization and budget uncertainty will impact the DoD

Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, and Courtney McBride, managing editor at Inside the Army, discuss how reorganization...
Government Matters (Full Show) – April 13, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 13, 2017

DoD data analytics & government reorganization Jamie Morin, vice president and executive director of Center for Space Policy and Strategy...
DoD data analytics & government reorganization

DoD data analytics & government reorganization

Jamie Morin, vice president and executive director of Center for Space Policy and Strategy at Aerospace Corporation, discusses how data...
Defense Criminal Investigative Services at the Department of Defense

Defense Criminal Investigative Services at the Department of Defense

Dermot O’Reilly, deputy inspector general for investigations at the Defense Department and director of DOD’s Defense Criminal Investigative Services, discusses the...
Impact of a continuing resolution on military readiness

Impact of a continuing resolution on military readiness

Larry Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, discussed how a continuing resolution would impact military readiness.
Navy faces plenty of challenges in push to 355 ships

Navy faces plenty of challenges in push to 355 ships

Vago Muradian, founder and editor of the Defense & Aerospace Report, discussed the challenges of the U.S. Navy’s push for a...
Military chiefs make case for budget on Capitol Hill

Military chiefs make case for budget on Capitol Hill

Military.com reporter Oriana Pawlyk, and Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico, discussed testimony from top military officials at the House Armed...
Government Matters (Full Show) – April 6, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 6, 2017

Military chiefs make case for budget on Capitol Hill Military.com reporter Oriana Pawlyk, and Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico,...
Innovation & technology in the Third Offset

Innovation & technology in the Third Offset

Gen. Chuck Wald (USAF, Ret.), vice chairman and senior adviser at Deloitte Services, LLP., discusses  the innovations and technologies in...
GAO report on the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund

GAO report on the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund

According to the Government Accountability Office, a pot of money delivered by Congress to the Department of Defense — to...
Tracking trends in the defense industrial base

Tracking trends in the defense industrial base

President Trump’s promises on the campaign trail as well as his budget blueprint have defense contractors and investors working overtime....
Acquisition priorities for the Air Force

Acquisition priorities for the Air Force

The Air Force is working on a number of high-profile acquisitions right now. The F-35, KC-46 Tanker, T-X Trainer, and...
USMC pushes to meet daily mission amidst photo-sharing scandal

USMC pushes to meet daily mission amidst photo-sharing scandal

The Marine Corps is facing one of the greatest personnel challenges of its existence. Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal,...
Addressing the pilot shortage a top Air Force priority

Addressing the pilot shortage a top Air Force priority

The readiness crisis facing the U.S. Air Force is manifesting itself in two ways — personnel and aircraft. Vice Chief...
Busted budget process exacerbates Navy’s maintenance backlog

Busted budget process exacerbates Navy’s maintenance backlog

The Navy’s latest Force Structure Assessment calls for a fleet of 355 ships. Growth like that would take decades. In...
Army vice chief calls on Congress to scrap culture of continuing resolutions

Army vice chief calls on Congress to scrap culture of continuing resolutions

Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, has six combat deployments under his belt. On Wednesday,...
Big investment decision ahead for military service members

Big investment decision ahead for military service members

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed the Thrift Savings Plan’s update on...
Lockheed plans $5 billion in F-35 savings

Lockheed plans $5 billion in F-35 savings

Tony Capaccio, defense reporter for Bloomberg News, discusses how Lockheed Martin plans to trim costs of the F-35 fighter jet.
Government Matters (Full Show) – March 23, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – March 23, 2017

Military interdependency vs. interoperability Col. Douglas Macgregor, USA (Ret.), executive vice president at Burke-Macgregor Group, discusses the difference between the...
Future of the All-Volunteer Force

Future of the All-Volunteer Force

Katherine Kidder, fellow in the Military, Veterans and Society program at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the...
Military interdependency vs. interoperability

Military interdependency vs. interoperability

Col. Douglas Macgregor, USA (Ret.), executive vice president at Burke-Macgregor Group, discusses the difference between the interdependency in the military...
GAO: DoD still struggles with asset visibility

GAO: DoD still struggles with asset visibility

Zina Merritt, director of defense capabilities and management issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed her report on supply chain...
Debunking the myths surrounding an active-duty national security advisor

Debunking the myths surrounding an active-duty national security advisor

Nora Bensahel and Lt. Gen. David Barno (USA, ret.), authors at ‘War on the Rocks,’ discussed the myths and concerns...
Air Force leaders: We’re smaller, older and busier than ever

Air Force leaders: We’re smaller, older and busier than ever

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, ret.), president of the Air Force Association, discussed the White House’s proposed budget and what it...
Making sense of top vacancies at the Pentagon

Making sense of top vacancies at the Pentagon

David Chu, president of the Institute for Defense Analyses, discussed the wealth of vacancies in top Pentagon posts. He also...
House committee approves bills aimed at VA employees

House committee approves bills aimed at VA employees

Michael Smallberg, legislative analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses two bills approved by the House Veterans Affairs Committee that would affect...
VA Secretary Shulkin and “bad paper” veterans

VA Secretary Shulkin and “bad paper” veterans

Phillip Carter, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to...
Mattis starts the process of DoD business transformation

Mattis starts the process of DoD business transformation

Celero Strategies CEO Stan Soloway discussed Defense Secretary Mattis’ call for a thorough evaluation of DoD infrastructure.
Congress seeks early solution to Pentagon Budget

Congress seeks early solution to Pentagon Budget

Inside Defense editor Marjorie Censer and Inside the Pentagon chief editor Tony Bertuca discussed Congress’ push for an early solution...
New Insights to Military Health Readiness through Resilience (30-Minute Show) – March 9, 2017

New Insights to Military Health Readiness through Resilience (30-Minute Show) – March 9, 2017

The Military Health System is the backbone of health readiness for the Department of Defense. This global health care organization...
Forecasting the future of U.S. Cyber Command

Forecasting the future of U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, deputy director of current operations at U.S. Cyber Command, discussed the implications of elevating Cybercom to...
Defense Secretary Mattis reviews reorganization plans

Defense Secretary Mattis reviews reorganization plans

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte Consulting, discusses how the DoD will manage the reorganization of the Undersecretary of Defense...
The evolution of technology at DISA

The evolution of technology at DISA

Dave Mihelcic, former CTO at the Defense Information Systems Agency and federal chief technology and strategy officer at Juniper Networks,...
How more defense spending would impact the U.S. Navy

How more defense spending would impact the U.S. Navy

Megan Eckstein, staff writer for USNI News, discusses how increased defense spending would impact the size of the U.S. Navy...
Government Matters (Full Show) – March 2, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – March 2, 2017

The evolution of technology at DISA Dave Mihelcic, former CTO at the Defense Information Systems Agency and federal chief technology...
Pentagon reaches electronic health record milestone

Pentagon reaches electronic health record milestone

Stacy Cummings, program executive officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems, and Dr. Paul Cordts, functional champion of the Military...
Government Matters (Full Show) – February 23, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – February 23, 2017

Auditability at the Defense Department Mark Easton, deputy chief financial officer at the Defense Department, discusses the upcoming agency-wide financial...
Auditability at the Defense Department

Auditability at the Defense Department

Mark Easton, deputy chief financial officer at the Defense Department, discusses the upcoming agency-wide financial audit at DoD.
High hopes for military base closures this year

High hopes for military base closures this year

Jacqueline Klimas, defense correspondent at the Washington Examiner, discusses the renewed push for military base realignment and closures this year.
The future of U.S. Cyber Command

The future of U.S. Cyber Command

Michèle Flournoy, CEO at the Center for a New American Security and former under secretary of defense for policy. They...
U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone from the RSA Conference

U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone from the RSA Conference

Government Matters’ Francis Rose traveled to RSA and sat down with U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. They discussed budget...
The cyber culture inside DoD

The cyber culture inside DoD

Francis sat down with Marianne Bailey, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Department of Defense. They discussed the...
Defense budget timeline for 2017 and beyond

Defense budget timeline for 2017 and beyond

Todd Harrison, director of Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the expected timeline for...
Government Matters (Full Show) – February 16, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – February 16, 2017

GAO: Tech is “high-risk” area for Veterans Affairs Department Dave Powner, director of IT Issues at the Government Accountability Office,...
U.S. Army builds out cyber capabilities

U.S. Army builds out cyber capabilities

Patrick Tucker, technology editor at Defense One, discusses the expansion of cyber operations at the U.S. Army.
Exclusive with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft

Exclusive with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft

Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, discussed readiness challenges, recapitalization efforts, and recruitment and retention priorities in...
Readiness challenges facing the Pentagon

Readiness challenges facing the Pentagon

Inside Defense defense business editor Marjorie Censer and Inside the Pentagon chief editor Tony Bertuca discussed readiness challenges facing the...
Congress, administration develop defense budget

Congress, administration develop defense budget

Christopher Preble, vice president of defense & foreign policy at the Cato Institute, offered his view on the right way...
Mattis fills out top positions at DoD

Mattis fills out top positions at DoD

Lt. Col. Joe Plenzler (USMC, ret.), executive vice president of membership and marketing at the U.S. Naval Institute, discussed tension...
Government Matters (Full Show) – February 9, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – February 9, 2017

Readiness challenges facing the Pentagon Inside Defense defense business editor Marjorie Censer and Inside the Pentagon chief editor Tony Bertuca...
Pentagon can still hire cyber civilians

Pentagon can still hire cyber civilians

Sean Carberry, defense reporter at Federal Computer Week, discusses The Department of Defense has listed sixteen job descriptions that are...
Trump memo reorganizes National Security Council

Trump memo reorganizes National Security Council

Loren DeJonge Schulman, deputy director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, and James Carafano, vice president...
DOD Inspector General Audit Policy and Oversight Report

DOD Inspector General Audit Policy and Oversight Report

Carolyn Hantz, assistant inspector general for audit policy and oversight at the Department of Defense, discusses her latest report on contracting...
President Trump’s strategy for strengthening U.S. military

President Trump’s strategy for strengthening U.S. military

Vago Muradian, editor of Defense and Aerospace Report, discusses why the Coast Guard should not be forgotten in the Trump...
Government Matters (Full Show) – February 2, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – February 2, 2017

Carolyn Hantz, assistant inspector general for audit policy and oversight at the Department of Defense, discusses her latest report on contracting...
Outlining the FY18 Defense Budget

Outlining the FY18 Defense Budget

Katherine Blakeley, research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses the highlights of the proposed FY18 defense...
Trump orders “rebuilding” of U.S. Armed Forces

Trump orders “rebuilding” of U.S. Armed Forces

Pentagon correspondent for Voice of America Carla Babb, discusses President Trump’s executive order, “Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces” and it’s...
Pentagon revamps policy for civilian layoffs

Pentagon revamps policy for civilian layoffs

President of the Institute for Defense Analyses, David Chu, discusses the Defense Department’s policy change for civilian layoffs during a...
Inspector general pinpoints management challenges at DoD

Inspector general pinpoints management challenges at DoD

Brett Mansfield, special assistant to the Department of Defense inspector general, discussed the top 10 management challenges for DoD in...
Is BRAC still a four-letter word on Capitol Hill?

Is BRAC still a four-letter word on Capitol Hill?

Dakota Wood, senior research fellow for defense programs at The Heritage Foundation, discussed his list of priorities for the defense...
This week in the DoD

This week in the DoD

U.S. News & World Report national security correspondent Paul Shinkman and Washington Examiner defense correspondent Jacqueline Klimas discussed Base Realignment...
Pentagon plan aims to reform reserve benefit system

Pentagon plan aims to reform reserve benefit system

Defense reporter at Federal News Radio Scott Maucione discusses a major proposed change by the Defense Department to reserve benefit...
Unclassified GEOINT is shaping the NGA enterprise

Unclassified GEOINT is shaping the NGA enterprise

There’s a relatively new spinoff inside the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency called Pathfinder. The program is a GEOINT swat team of...
The concept of counter-GEOINT

The concept of counter-GEOINT

As the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency tries to perfect the ratio between public-facing and top-secret GEOINT, they need to factor in...
NGA and GEOINT discipline at a flex point

NGA and GEOINT discipline at a flex point

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is a unique organization guided by both the Department of Defense and the Director of National...
The Obama administration’s cyber legacy

The Obama administration’s cyber legacy

Joseph Marks, cybersecurity correspondent at NextGov, discusses the good and the bad of the Obama administration’s cyber legacy.
Future of the F-35 Program

Future of the F-35 Program

Retired Air Force General Larry Spencer, president of the Air Force Association, discusses why the F-35 program is so vital to our...
Top priorities for Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis

Top priorities for Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis

Katherine Kidder, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the challenges facing defense secretary nominee Gen....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...