Defense Matters

National Defense Strategy Commission releases report

National Defense Strategy Commission releases report

In this special two-part discussion, Roger Zakheim, member of the National Defense Strategy Commission and director of the Ronald Reagan...
Military risk management compared to civilian risk management

Military risk management compared to civilian risk management

Sean Vineyard, managing director and public sector lead at 11th Hour Service, outlines the differences between military and civilian risk...
Current state of the Polar Star heavy icebreaker

Current state of the Polar Star heavy icebreaker

Adm. Paul Zukunft (Ret.), 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, discusses the state of the U.S. icebreaker program, and why...
Section 809 Panel calls for more dynamic marketplace

Section 809 Panel calls for more dynamic marketplace

Section 809 Panel Commissioners David Drabkin and Charlie Williams discuss takeaways from their third report, and what they recommend for...
DoD database pilot to allow financial management leaders to track transactions

DoD database pilot to allow financial management leaders to track transactions

Mike McCord, member of the National Defense Strategy Commission and former comptroller at the Defense Department, discusses how a transaction...
DoD looks to agile development to fix security clearance backlog

DoD looks to agile development to fix security clearance backlog

Chris Cornillie, federal technology market analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses how the Department of Defense is approaching security clearances, and...
Energy & climate implications of the National Security Strategy

Energy & climate implications of the National Security Strategy

Sharon Burke, senior adviser at New America and former assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, discusses...
Climate change’s impact on military installations around the world

Climate change’s impact on military installations around the world

John Conger, director of the Center for Climate and Security and former principal deputy under secretary at the Defense Department,...
How the Navy can ‘Regain the High Ground at Sea’

How the Navy can ‘Regain the High Ground at Sea’

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, discusses how the Navy can improve carrier air...
Gen. Milley poised to take over as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in 2019

Gen. Milley poised to take over as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in 2019

Daniel Gouré, senior vice president of the Lexington Institute, discusses Trump’s choice for the next head of the Joint Chiefs,...
Priorities for House Armed Services Committee in 116th Congress

Priorities for House Armed Services Committee in 116th Congress

Roger Zakheim, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation & Institute, discusses goals and challenges for the new House...
Biggest defense & national security stories of 2018

Biggest defense & national security stories of 2018

Kate Kidder, associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation, Capt. Jerry Hendrix (USN, Ret.), VP of the Telemus Group, and...
White House announces creation of U.S. Space Command

White House announces creation of U.S. Space Command

Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Deborah Lee James discusses what the re-established U.S. Space Command means for the...
Pentagon to use OT Guide to reform business practices in 2019

Pentagon to use OT Guide to reform business practices in 2019

Frank Kendall, former under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, discusses the Pentagon’s efforts to educate acquisition professionals...
Army ‘Shark Tank’ challenges small businesses to create new tech

Army ‘Shark Tank’ challenges small businesses to create new tech

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government discusses the Army’s search for tech from non-traditional defense contractors and the...
Uncertainty over Defense Department FY20 topline funding

Uncertainty over Defense Department FY20 topline funding

Bob Hale, former DoD comptroller and senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses how Congress could pare down the...
Defense Department works toward $750B FY20 topline budget

Defense Department works toward $750B FY20 topline budget

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work outlines what decision-makers at the Pentagon could ask for in the FY20 budget,...
Top priorities for the U.S. Navy in 2019

Top priorities for the U.S. Navy in 2019

Steffanie Easter, director of Navy Staff at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, discusses the office’s plans for...
DoD OIG details top management challenges in FY19 & beyond

DoD OIG details top management challenges in FY19 & beyond

Brett Mansfield, senior adviser to the principal deputy inspector general at the Department of Defense, discusses the top management challenges...
DoD and GSA collaborate on contract to move functions to the cloud

DoD and GSA collaborate on contract to move functions to the cloud

Terry Halvorsen, former DoD CIO & executive VP of IT & mobile communications at Samsung, discusses the administrative cloud contract...
DHS releases list of research areas to pursue with small businesses

DHS releases list of research areas to pursue with small businesses

Reggie Brothers, former under secretary of science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, and executive vice president &...
Applying private sector cybersecurity lessons learned to government

Applying private sector cybersecurity lessons learned to government

Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder & chief technology officer at CrowdStrike, and Coleman Mehta, senior director of U.S. policy at Palo Alto...
DHA collaborates with other organizations during Open Season

DHA collaborates with other organizations during Open Season

DHA Director, Vice Admiral Raquel Bono sat down with Francis at the 2018 AMSUS Annual Meeting to discuss DHA’s efforts...
HHS provides medical outreach across government through Commissioned Corps

HHS provides medical outreach across government through Commissioned Corps

Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D. highlights the department’s work to provide medical care and public...