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Month: March 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – March 31, 2021

Pentagon must accept “good enough” strategies or risk losing to competitors Chris Dougherty, Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the need for more agile acquisition processes in order to keep pace with competitors   Space Force’s sharing of technology with allies suggests confidence in capabilities Makena Young, Research Associate for […]

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Pentagon must accept “good enough” strategies or risk losing to competitors

President Biden has not named an acquisition leader for the Pentagon yet. When the Senate confirms that nominee, the next under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment will need to make sure acquisitions at the department can keep up with China’s military modernization. Chris Dougherty, Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American […]

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Space Force’s sharing of technology with allies suggests confidence in capabilities

The Space Force will let United States allies borrow and test new navigation technology that adversaries cannot jam or spoof. The new technology should help warfighters get a more reliable signal for GPS access. Makena Young, Research Associate for the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said this sharing of […]

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Civilian agencies should identify people, process and technology gaps, says Luta Security founder

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security says all civilian agencies should start vulnerability disclosure programs. But asking the public to identify weak points could bring up more vulnerabilities than agencies are ready to respond to. Katie Moussouris, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Luta Security, said civilian agencies should […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – March 30, 2021

Diversity is mission-critical, says Omelas CEO Evanna Hu, Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Omelas, discusses the policy issues she and her colleagues are trying to tackle in the next few years to address AAPI discrimination   TMF may be more appealing to DoD now that it has additional funds, says ACT-IAC CEO Dave Wennergren, […]

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Diversity is mission-critical, says Omelas CEO

Congressman Andy Kim of New Jersey says when he was a State Department official, the department banned him from working on issues involving the Korean Peninsula even though he is of Korean descent. Other Asian-Americans, in and out of government, are telling their stories now too. Evanna Hu, Partner and CEO at Omelas, started a […]

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TMF may be more appealing to DoD now that it has additional funds, says ACT-IAC CEO

The Department of Labor will get $9.6 million for data infrastructure modernization from the Technology Modernization Fund. It was the first award after the fund got a $1 billion boost in the latest coronavirus relief bill. Dave Wennergren, former CIO of the Navy, said going forward we will likely see a mix of larger programs […]

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