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Month: May 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – May 5, 2021

Former Air Force secretary suggests developing new framework to measure readiness Deborah Lee James, Former Secretary of the Air Force, discusses Frank Kendall’s nomination for Air Force Secretary, his background and priorities he will need to focus on if confirmed   Serious concerns raised over most expensive weapons system in history Diana Maurer, Director of […]

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Former Air Force secretary suggests developing new framework to measure readiness

Frank Kendall is the new nominee for Secretary of the Air Force. He served as Pentagon Acquisition Chief during the Obama administration. Deborah Lee James, Former Secretary of the Air Force, said the new Air Force secretary should work with the chiefs to create a new framework to improve upon current readiness metrics. James said […]

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Serious concerns raised over most expensive weapons system in history

The most expensive weapons system in history is about to get more expensive. A new analysis from the Government Accountability Office suggests the F-35 aircraft could end up costing more to operate than the services say they can afford. Diana Maurer, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office, said the Air […]

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More discussion on unexpected national security threats is critical, says strategy expert

The latest assessment from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence anticipates the threat of disruptive technologies. It also finds the COVID-19 pandemic will generate aftershocks for years. Barry Pavel, Senior Vice President and Founding Director of the Scowcroft Center at the Atlantic Council, said the assessment is good but lacks enough detail on […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – May 4, 2021

Former General Services Administration leader “thrilled” with federal employee survey results Emily Murphy, former Administrator of the General Services Administration, reacts to the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results and discusses federal workspaces of the future   Progress on F-35 production cycle complicates sustainability cost discussions Richard Aboulafia, Vice President of Analysis at The Teal […]

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Former General Services Administration leader “thrilled” with federal employee survey results

The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey says employees are more engaged and like their bosses more than before the pandemic. Federal leaders are using those numbers to strategize what comes next. Emily Murphy, former Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), said she is “thrilled” with the survey results and that the key at her agency […]

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Progress on F-35 production cycle complicates sustainability cost discussions

The most expensive weapons system in history has a new cost problem. The Government Accountability Office says the F-35 will cost more to maintain and operate than the services can afford over the life of the aircraft. Richard Aboulafia, Vice President of Analysis at The Teal Group, said the fact that so many F-35 aircraft […]

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