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U.S. Army works to reach goal of making all soldiers deployable

U.S. Army works to reach goal of making all soldiers deployable

Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, deputy chief of staff for Personnel at U.S. Army G1 discusses implementing Secretary Mattis’s plan to...
Army Secretary talks recruitment, retainment challenges & goals

Army Secretary talks recruitment, retainment challenges & goals

Secretary of the U.S. Army Mark Esper joined Francis Rose for a two-part interview , where he discussed modernization and...
Google announces withdrawal from DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Google announces withdrawal from DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work discusses the reasons why Google pulled out of the competition for the Pentagon’s...
Pentagon releases Defense Industrial Base report

Pentagon releases Defense Industrial Base report

Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (USAF, Ret.), president of the National Defense Industrial Association, details the latest Defense Department report on...
Highlights from the 2018 Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting

Highlights from the 2018 Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting

AUSA President Gen. Carter Ham (USA, Ret.) remarks on the international turnout at the organization’s annual expo, and how the...
The future of the Defense Department cloud landscape

The future of the Defense Department cloud landscape

In this special two-part interview, Department of Defense CIO Dana Deasy discusses top IT priorities at the Pentagon, including the...
CNAS report examines impact of heavy gear load on soldiers

CNAS report examines impact of heavy gear load on soldiers

Paul Scharre, director of the Technology & National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the...
DoD starts new fiscal year with budget for first time in 10 years

DoD starts new fiscal year with budget for first time in 10 years

Tina Jonas, Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic & International Studies International Security Program, discusses what benefits a fully...
Key themes in Defense Department’s cyber strategy

Key themes in Defense Department’s cyber strategy

Maj. Gen. George Franz (US Army, Ret.), managing director at Accenture Federal Services, discusses the Department of Defense’s new cyber...
Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Florence relief work

Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Florence relief work

Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division, discusses how USACE is assisting in...
Intersection between the White House and DoD cyber strategies

Intersection between the White House and DoD cyber strategies

Ron Marks, Chair of the Intelligence Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, discusses the relationship between...
VA Secretary Wilkie claims agency is calmer, reformed

VA Secretary Wilkie claims agency is calmer, reformed

Stars & Stripes Veterans Reporter Nikki Wentling and Leo Shane III, deputy editor of Military Times, discuss Veterans Affairs Secretary...
Exclusive: DoD CFO details annual audit process

Exclusive: DoD CFO details annual audit process

In this exclusive interview, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) David Norquist details how the Department of Defense’s audit is proceeding,...
Air Force announces plans for expansion, squadron increase

Air Force announces plans for expansion, squadron increase

Lt. Gen. David Deptula (USAF-Ret.) dean of Aerospace Studies at The Mitchell Institute, discusses the Air Force’s plans for more...
CSIS releases FY19 Defense Budget Analysis

CSIS releases FY19 Defense Budget Analysis

Seamus Daniels, Program Coordinator & Research Assistant for Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, details...
The future of the DoD-VA interagency office

The future of the DoD-VA interagency office

Scott Blackburn, Partner at McKinsey & Company and former VA Interim Deputy Secretary & CIO, discusses using the DoD-VA interagency...
GAO Report: Risks of USCG Polar Icebreaker Program

GAO Report: Risks of USCG Polar Icebreaker Program

Marie Mak, Director of Contracting & National Security Acquisitions at the Government Accountability Office, details potential issues with the Coast...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Military Times Deputy Editor, Leo Shane and Chief Editor of Inside the Pentagon, Tony Bertuca discuss the week’s top defense...
Hacking for Defense Course Modernizing DoD Requirements

Hacking for Defense Course Modernizing DoD Requirements

Jackie Space, Partner with BMNT, hones in on the benefits of the Hacking for Defense course.
Release of Defense Industrial Base Report Delayed

Release of Defense Industrial Base Report Delayed

NDIA Sr. Vice President of Policy, Wesley Hallman and Regulatory Policy Director Corbin Evans break down expectations and what to watch...
The future of DoD financial management & audits

The future of DoD financial management & audits

Peter Levine, former Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness at the Department of Defense and senior research fellow at the...
DoD policy, NDAA, and National Defense Strategy

DoD policy, NDAA, and National Defense Strategy

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood discusses making changes to space policy in advance of the Space Force,...
Concerns Grow Surrounding Implementation & Funding of Space Force 

Concerns Grow Surrounding Implementation & Funding of Space Force 

Todd Harrison, Director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS breaks down Space Force concerns from the national security community.
Number of Women in Lead Roles in Defense Grows

Number of Women in Lead Roles in Defense Grows

Rachel McCaffrey,  Executive Director of Women in Defense (WID)- an affiliate of NDIA, discusses the progressive climb of women in...