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Month: November 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – November 30, 2021

Potential Russian attack on Ukraine, use of data to combat adversarial gray zone tactics and recommendations for DoD Acquisition and Sustainment


Russian attack on Ukraine would have “huge” geopolitical implications, Military Times senior managing editor says

Ukraine’s defense intelligence agency chief says Russia is moving troops and preparing to attack his country, but this time in a much more devastating way than during the conflict that started in 2014 and saw around 14,000 Ukrainians killed. Howard Altman, senior managing editor at Military Times, said Russia has approximately 92,000 troops around Ukraine’s […]


Government can use publicly available data to combat gray zone tactics, international security expert says

U.S. adversaries like China and Russia are stepping up efforts to engage in cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns. Those actions are part of the gray zone, an area of intensifying strategic competition. The increasing frequency of adversarial efforts is revealing cracks in the U.S. government’s data sharing and analyses. Emily Harding, deputy director and senior […]


Recommendations for next confirmed under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment

The Pentagon’s Acquisition and Sustainment Office, known as A&S, has not had an under secretary to lead it since January. A&S makes it possible for cutting-edge warfighting capabilities to be delivered to troops, which is a challenge without a confirmed under secretary. Jeffrey Bialos, partner at Eversheds Sutherland and former deputy under secretary of defense […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – November 28, 2021

Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment and energy resilience at the Defense Department, discusses how the Defense Department is preparing for the increasing impacts of climate change and prioritizing environmental responsibility in its testing and training exercises


Defense Department prepares for impact of climate change with Climate Adaptation Plan

The Defense Department’s Climate Adaptation Plan will tackle the growing impacts of climate change. Those efforts are underway as military forces work to retain operational advantage under all conditions. Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment and energy resilience, said the plan has five lines of effort: climate-informed decision making, a climate-ready force, […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – November 24, 2021

Chinese hypersonic missiles “a huge challenge to our missile defense system,” says NDIA president Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (USAF, Ret.), president of the National Defense Industrial Association, explains why China’s recent test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile is so concerning   Pentagon develops options as tensions increase between China and Taiwan Timothy Heath, senior international […]

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