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Army CIO lays out industry goals for strategy implementation

Army CIO lays out industry goals for strategy implementation

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, discusses modernizing the branch’s networks and the CIO Office’s...
Plans to reorganize the office of the Secretary of Defense in flux

Plans to reorganize the office of the Secretary of Defense in flux

Elizabeth Field, acting director of defense capabilities & management at GAO, discusses the Pentagon’s efforts to create a chief management...
USAF looks to change business processes in the next two years

USAF looks to change business processes in the next two years

Scott Maucione, defense reporter at Federal News Network, discusses the Air Force’s plan for future business practices, and the “Shark...
Introducing Marjorie Censer

Introducing Marjorie Censer

Marjorie Censer, editor of Inside Defense, is joining Government Matters as a fill in host. Francis sat down with her...
Standout details within the new White House budget request

Standout details within the new White House budget request

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, gives his initial analysis of the FY20 budget...
Air Force looks to repair F-35’s Autonomic Logistics Information System

Air Force looks to repair F-35’s Autonomic Logistics Information System

Diana Maurer, director of defense capabilities & management at the Government Accountability Office discusses ways to fix the F-35’s diagnostic...
Unpacking the $750B FY20 defense budget

Unpacking the $750B FY20 defense budget

Roger Zakheim, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation & Institute, discusses potential implications from the FY20 defense budget...
Army engineers explore 3D printing possibilities

Army engineers explore 3D printing possibilities

Greg Henderson, acting chief of the Manufacturing Readiness & Industrial Base Branch at the U.S. Army CCDC C5ISR Center and...
Air Force awards National Security Space Launch agreements

Air Force awards National Security Space Launch agreements

Salvatore “Tory” Bruno, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance, outlines the changing space launch landscape, and how they are...
Section 809 Report: Recommendations for acquisition workforce

Section 809 Report: Recommendations for acquisition workforce

Section 809 Panel Commissioner Lt. Gen. Ross Thompson (USA Ret.) discusses workforce recommendations for the Department of Defense, and why...
USMC Commandant details efforts to increase readiness & equip personnel

USMC Commandant details efforts to increase readiness & equip personnel

In this two-part interview from WEST 2019, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller discusses modernization, readiness and personnel...
Top 2019 priorities for I Marine Expeditionary Force

Top 2019 priorities for I Marine Expeditionary Force

Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commanding general of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, discusses top priorities for the task force, and...
Mission & priorities of Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command

Mission & priorities of Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command

Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, commanding general of U.S. Army CCDC, discusses the command’s missions, and how they fit into the...
Information warfare’s role in the National Defense Strategy

Information warfare’s role in the National Defense Strategy

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare & Director of Naval Intelligence Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler, discusses ‘informationalized warfare,’...
Chief of Naval Operations highlights innovation priorities

Chief of Naval Operations highlights innovation priorities

In this two-part interview from WEST 2019: Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson outlines innovation priorities at the U.S....
Evolution of MilCloud 2.0 in DoD’s cloud strategy

Evolution of MilCloud 2.0 in DoD’s cloud strategy

John Hale, chief of cloud services at DISA, details how MilCloud 2.0 fits into the Pentagon cloud strategy, and the...
Section 809 Report: Transitioning from a program to portfolio focus

Section 809 Report: Transitioning from a program to portfolio focus

Section 809 Panel Commissioner David Ahern discusses the panel’s recommendation for the Department of Defense to invest in portfolio management,...
Coast Guard Vice Commandant lays out top priorities

Coast Guard Vice Commandant lays out top priorities

In this two-part interview from WEST 2019, U.S Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray outlines the service’s top priorities...
Capability & readiness concerns in shifting DoD money to border wall funding

Capability & readiness concerns in shifting DoD money to border wall funding

Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (USAF, Ret.), president of the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses what redirecting military construction funding to...
Update on U.S. Navy’s reorganization of its leadership offices

Update on U.S. Navy’s reorganization of its leadership offices

In this two-part interview from WEST 2019, Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy Thomas Modly provides an update on the...
Trends & themes to emerge from West 2019 Sea Services Conference

Trends & themes to emerge from West 2019 Sea Services Conference

Lt. Gen. Robert Shea (USMC, Ret.), president & CEO at AFCEA International, and Vice Adm. Peter Daly (USN, Ret.), CEO...
White House, Pentagon release AI strategies this week

White House, Pentagon release AI strategies this week

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work discusses the potential long-term impact of the White House and DoD strategies released...
How DoD is using new authorities to cut costs, streamline operations

How DoD is using new authorities to cut costs, streamline operations

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and executive in residence at Renaissance Strategic Advisors,...
Heritage Center for National Defense releases 2020 NDAA recommendations

Heritage Center for National Defense releases 2020 NDAA recommendations

Frederico Bartels, policy analyst for defense budgeting at the Heritage Foundation, discusses his organization’s recommendations on what should be included...