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Month: December 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – December 23, 2021

New bill aims to coordinate government internship programs and improve recruitment, and a report finds US relations with China are heading towards greater instability


New bill aims to coordinate government internship programs and improve recruitment

The House of Representatives Subcommittee on Government Operations wants to improve recruitment and retention of younger federal workers. A new bill, the Building the Next Generation of Federal Employees Act (NextGenFeds Act), would establish a comprehensive internship and fellowship program at the Office of Personnel Management. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), chairman of the House Subcommittee […]


Report finds US relations with China are heading towards greater instability

As Great Power Competition intensifies with China and Russia, the Defense Department looks to add military capabilities, but rivals remain stable and avoid war for a variety of reasons. Michael Mazarr, senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and co-author of the report “Stabilizing Great-Power Rivalries,” said he and his colleagues found multiple variables indicate […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – December 22, 2021

Growing space threats from Russia and China, new Space Priorities Framework and top military space stories of 2021


United States must make satellite constellations more defensible, says former Strategic Command leader

Russia is testing kinetic anti-satellite weapons (ASATs), and China is also expanding its military space capabilities. U.S. Space Force Chief Gen. Jay Raymond says the United States must mitigate that threat. Gen. Kevin Chilton (USAF, ret.), explorer chair for space warfighting studies at the Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Research Center, said the U.S. must make […]


New Space Priorities Framework builds on policy from previous administrations, says military space researcher

The White House will update its policy for space with its new Space Priorities Framework. President Biden’s goals focus on developing and enhancing capabilities to protect national interests. Kaitlyn Johnson, deputy director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the document demonstrates continuity of policy for space, a […]


2021 a “wake-up call” with threats facing space economy, says SpaceNews journalist

The fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by Congress in early December added nearly $650 million to the military’s space programs. Congress said in the NDAA that it is “all in for space.” Sandra Erwin, senior staff writer at SpaceNews, discussed some of the top military space stories of 2021. Erwin said 2021 […]

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