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Day: May 18, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – May 18, 2021

Navy running out of time to maintain capabilities edge, says retired Navy Captain Jerry Hendrix, Vice President of the Telemus Group, discusses his view that the United States should go back to prioritizing seapower to be able to match the current competitive environment   Government Accountability Office releases comprehensive report on domestic abuse in the […]

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Navy running out of time to maintain capabilities edge, says retired Navy Captain

The Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday says the Navy cannot get to its 355 ship goal with the budget it has now. He told the House Armed Services Committee 305 ships is the most it can support today. Jerry Hendrix, retired Navy Captain, said he is “greatly concerned” about the limited time the […]

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Government Accountability Office releases comprehensive report on domestic abuse in the Defense Department

The Senate will consider legislation to make big changes to the way the Defense Department and the services handle cases of domestic abuse. One provision of that bill would take decisions away from commanders and give them to prosecutors. Brenda Farrell, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, said her […]

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Temilola Afolabi: Siloed data and outdated standards are a barrier to racial equity

President Biden’s executive order on racial equity in the federal government includes direction for agencies to use data to evaluate their equity efforts. The Chief Data Officers Council is already working on how to do that. Temilola Afolabi, Research Associate at the Center for Open Data Enterprise, said lack of ability to share data among […]

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Opinion: Technology Constantly Changes. Should Congress Constantly Change IT Laws?

It seems that every five or six years, there are calls to modernize federal information technology management laws. Information technology and methods evolve rapidly, while federal IT problems are chronic — cybersecurity, high project failure rates, too much money spent on operations and maintenance that choke funding for modernization, and poorly defined requirements in contracts and new development projects.

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Spotlight: Space Force / DoD

The Space Force Spotlight is coming to Government Matters later this month, sponsored by Chenega. Space Force leaders will outline their initiatives and the work they are doing with DoD partners and industry to meet…

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