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Month: May 2021

Former DHS chief information officer calls for more agency-level oversight for Technology Modernization Fund

The board for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), a government funding vehicle that encourages innovation, will receive fewer than 100 “pretty robust” project proposals by June 2, according to Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana. The TMF will focus on cybersecurity proposals after multiple high-profile cyber hacks at agencies. Richard Spires, former Chief Information Officer […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – May 26, 2021

Mischaracterization of Air Force resources among top issues to address, says Mitchell Institute dean Lt. Gen. David Deptula (USAF, Ret.), Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, discusses his top five action items for the next Air Force secretary   Redundancy in long-range fires can be beneficial, says military force planning expert Stacie Pettyjohn, […]

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Mischaracterization of Air Force resources among top issues to address, says Mitchell Institute dean

The confirmation hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday included a lot of questions for Air Force secretary nominee Mike Kendall about the contentious F-35 aircraft. That is only one big decision point Kendall faces if the Senate confirms him. Lt. Gen. David Deptula (USAF, Ret.), Dean of The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, […]

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Redundancy in long-range fires can be beneficial, says military force planning expert

The 2022 budget request for the Defense Department is due any day. The hints of what may be included are in the “skinny budget” the Biden administration released last month. Stacie Pettyjohn, Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security, said she is interested to see what […]

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Littoral combat ships no longer fit today’s strategic environment, defense expert says

The first two littoral combat ships will be leaving the Navy fleet later this year, just over a decade after the Navy commissioned both of them. The ships were intended to last a quarter century. Former Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy Seth Cropsey said the strategic situation has changed since the littoral combat ships […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – May 25, 2021

Congress should press pause on bill affecting federal employee health benefits, says NARFE exec Jessica Klement, Staff Vice President of Policy and Programs for NARFE, explains the new postal reform bill for health benefits and explains why Congress should wait to move forward with it   United States can improve deterrence by posing dilemmas to […]

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Congress should press pause on bill affecting federal employee health benefits, says NARFE exec

Healthcare premiums could be going up for some federal employees. The Senate’s new postal reform bill would change the mix of the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plan and might leave people out of it. Jessica Klement, Staff Vice President of Policy and Programs for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), said […]

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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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