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Day: January 26, 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – January 26, 2022

Countering domestic extremism in the U.S. military, importance of cyber operations during military crises, reviewing possible changes to defense budget process


Supporting military commanders is essential for stopping extremism, says sociologist

The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and other attacks have raised questions as to why current and former military members would associate with extremist movements. A RAND Corporation report, “Reducing the Risk of Extremist Activity in the U.S. Military,” outlines how the Defense Department can combat domestic extremism among service members. Marek Posard, military […]


Cyber operations could lead to accidental escalation in militarized crises, argues researcher

Some policymakers could consider employing cyber operations to deescalate crises. However, those intentions could actually result in the opposite effect and escalate the situation, according to a report by Michael Fischerkeller, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Fischerkeller said that because great powers are less familiar with cyber operations than diplomatic, economic […]


Congress tasks commission with examining defense budget process

As part of the fiscal 2022 defense budget, Congress will review how the Defense Department (DoD) requests and receives its annual funding. The review group is called the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Reform. Ron Marks, president of ZPN Cyber and National Security Strategies and former Central Intelligence Agency official, said the commission […]

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7News/WJLA-TV Announces New Managing Director for “Government Matters”

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/26/2022 – 7News/WJLA announced today Gerald Foley will be joining the Government Matters team as Managing Director, overseeing all facets of Government Matters’ Federal Market platforms.  His start date will be Monday, January 31. Foley joins Government Matters from Sightline Media Group where he led Defense News and its other federal government brands […]

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