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Day: October 6, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – October 6, 2021

Declining defense purchasing power puts United States at disadvantage, says former Defense Department official Bill Greenwalt, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the declining purchasing power within the Defense Department’s budget and strategies to increase it   China clearly biggest national security threat to United States, says defense strategy expert Bryan Clark, senior […]

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Declining defense purchasing power puts United States at disadvantage, says former Defense Department official

The Pentagon gets $700 billion per year to spend across all Defense Department (DoD) programs. But the DoD’s purchasing power within that budget is declining, according to Bill Greenwalt, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former deputy under secretary of defense for industrial policy. Greenwalt said the reduction in purchasing power is problematic […]

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China clearly biggest national security threat to United States, says defense strategy expert

The Biden administration is currently working on writing the 2022 National Defense Strategy, which should include challenges from adversaries like China, Russia, North Korea and the Taliban, as well as the ramifications of rapidly expanding global threats. Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, […]

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Defense Department should take holistic approach to reducing military personnel costs, says defense budget analyst

The size of the United States military has declined more than 60% since the Korean War, but the cost of military personnel has doubled. Can the Defense Department afford a military force big enough to address current and future threats? Seamus Daniels, associate director and associate fellow for Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – October 5, 2021

United States must prepare for three categories of biosecurity threats, says biodefense leader Asha George, executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, discusses the need for the United States to prepare for biosecurity risks, such as future pandemics   Continuing resolution presents major challenge for small businesses, says federal acquisition expert Larry Allen, president […]

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United States must prepare for three categories of biosecurity threats, says biodefense leader

The Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense urges policymakers to learn from the Covid-19 pandemic and address critical gaps in the nation’s biodefense. That needs to happen before we face the next infectious disease pandemic or biological attack. Asha George, executive director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, said biosecurity risks consist of naturally occurring disease, organisms […]

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Continuing resolution presents major challenge for small businesses, says federal acquisition expert

The White House has passed a temporary funding bill that will run through early December. The bill will affect current acquisition projects underway and those planning to get started this fiscal year. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, said the continuing resolution can be a real challenge for small federal contracting companies, which […]

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