Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – June 22, 2017

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In this week’s Pentagon Beat roundtable Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter for Politico and Oriana Pawlyk, reporter for Military.com, discuss Senator John McCain’s threat to kill the nomination of Patrick Shanahan for Deputy Secretary of Defense, and the Air Force’s grounding of F35 planes because of health concerns for pilots.

Phyllis Schneck, managing director & global leader of cyber solutions at Promontory and former deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Homeland Security Department, discusses the Trump administration’s approach to developing a government-wide cybersecurity strategy.

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, discusses what might and what might not be included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, as defense budget negotiations get underway on Capitol Hill.