Defense Matters

Amazon in spotlight as Pentagon’s cloud contract approaches

Amazon in spotlight as Pentagon’s cloud contract approaches

Angela Styles, partner at Bracewell LLP, discusses the competition for Defense Department cloud contracts, and how Amazon has been faring...
Congress includes Section 809 findings into acquisition reform bill

Congress includes Section 809 findings into acquisition reform bill

David Drabkin, chair of Section 809 Panel and Mike Madsen, executive director of Section 809 Panel, discuss the 2019 National...
Debate over 2019 NDAA starts on Capitol Hill

Debate over 2019 NDAA starts on Capitol Hill

Bill Greenwalt, Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, discusses the House Armed...
‘Fight Like a Girl’ details Marine Corps treatment of women

‘Fight Like a Girl’ details Marine Corps treatment of women

Lt. Col. Kate Germano (USMC, Ret.), Author of “Fight Like A Girl,” discusses how women are recruited in the armed services,...
Congressional priorities this week

Congressional priorities this week

Leo Shane III, deputy editor at the Military Times and Paul Shinkman, national security correspondent at U.S. News & World...
Making the case for an ‘Artificial Intelligence Agency’

Making the case for an ‘Artificial Intelligence Agency’

Robert Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, and senior counselor for defense at the Center for a New American Security,...
The future of U.S. strategy in the Arctic

The future of U.S. strategy in the Arctic

Government Matters takes a closer look at U.S. Arctic policy, and how agencies and industry are working together on building...
Office of Naval Research launches innovation program

Office of Naval Research launches innovation program

Col. Peter Newell (USA Ret.), former director of the US Army Rapid Equipping Force and Managing Partner at BMNT, discusses...
Report: Using data to make spending decisions at DoD

Report: Using data to make spending decisions at DoD

Tim Dinapoli, director of Acquisition & Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses how data gathering at the...
The effect of DoD satellites on the private sector

The effect of DoD satellites on the private sector

Todd Harrison, director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses the new Department...
AT&L reorganization underway at the Defense Department

AT&L reorganization underway at the Defense Department

Ben FitzGerald, director of the Office of Strategy & Design at the Department of Defense, discusses the reorganization efforts at DoD,...
Pentagon to build & launch new satellites with Boeing

Pentagon to build & launch new satellites with Boeing

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the surprise DoD communications satellites in the 2018 omnibus bill, and...
Agile acquisition strategies at the U.S. Navy

Agile acquisition strategies at the U.S. Navy

James Guerts, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition, outlines the themes of the Navy’s new acquisition...
Applying lessons learned in the North Korean conflict

Applying lessons learned in the North Korean conflict

Mara Karlin, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy & Force Development and associate director of the Strategic Studies...
Impact of FY18 omnibus bill on Navy shipbuilding efforts

Impact of FY18 omnibus bill on Navy shipbuilding efforts

Jerry Hendrix, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses some issues with the Navy’s plan for...
Top priorities for new NSA & Cyber Command leadership

Top priorities for new NSA & Cyber Command leadership

Retired Rear Admiral Bill Leigher, director of DoD Cyber Programs at Raytheon, talks with Colby Hochmuth about the upcoming change...
DoD Comptroller defends Pentagon’s nearly $1B audit

DoD Comptroller defends Pentagon’s nearly $1B audit

Tina Jonas, senior adviser (non-resident) at the CSIS International Security Program, discusses the Department of Defense’s massive audit into their...
Army priorities in capability and modernization

Army priorities in capability and modernization

Daniel Goure, senior vice president at the Lexington Institute, discusses the Army’s latest acquisition initiative, and how they could best...
Congress aims to ‘balance’ U.S. Air Force’s JSTARS program

Congress aims to ‘balance’ U.S. Air Force’s JSTARS program

General Larry Spencer, President of the Air Force Association, discusses cuts to the Pentagon’s plan to modernize the USAF fleet...
Top priorities for Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee

Top priorities for Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, discusses how his committee is overseeing the Department...
Cyberactivity consequences for the Defense Industrial Base

Cyberactivity consequences for the Defense Industrial Base

While the world’s eyes are on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, their cyber program has been wreaking havoc. Last year, North...
DoD’s Cloud Industry Day (Video Report)

DoD’s Cloud Industry Day (Video Report)

On March 7, the Department of Defense aimed to clear up confusion during an industry day for the Joint Enterprise...
DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

On March 7, the Department of Defense aimed to clear up confusion during an industry day for the Joint Enterprise...
The history of counterterrorism operations

The history of counterterrorism operations

The United States has a long and storied history with counterterrorism operations. While people generally know about the post-9/11 efforts,...