Defense Matters

Why Americans aren’t worried about war with North Korea

Why Americans aren’t worried about war with North Korea

Dr. Nora Bensahel and Lt. Gen. David Barno (U.S. Army, Ret.), authors of the Strategic Outpost column for War on...
DoD acquisition reorganization efforts underway

DoD acquisition reorganization efforts underway

Jon Etherton, founder at Etherton & Associates, discusses the upcoming deadline for the Defense Department to reorganize it’s acquisition shop.
DoD considering options for milCloud 2.0

DoD considering options for milCloud 2.0

David Mihelcic, federal CTO & strategy officer at Juniper Networks, discusses the Defense Department’s approach to awarding it’s massive milCloud...
How agencies prepare for a government shutdown

How agencies prepare for a government shutdown

Bob Hale, senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton and former comptroller of the Department of Defense, discusses the behind-the-scenes...
Future of the Air Force’s Strategic Capabilities office, acquisition shop

Future of the Air Force’s Strategic Capabilities office, acquisition shop

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.), president of the Air Force Association, discusses the future of acquisition at the U.S. Air...
DoD attempts first-ever Pentagon-wide financial audit

DoD attempts first-ever Pentagon-wide financial audit

Tina Jonas, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses the first-ever financial audit underway at the...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

In this week’s Pentagon Beat roundtable, Marjorie Censer, editor at Inside Defense, and Justin Doubleday, managing editor at Inside the...
Defense Department starting first-ever financial audit

Defense Department starting first-ever financial audit

Glenn Fine, principal deputy inspector general at the Defense Department, discusses the status of the Pentagon-wide financial audit.
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

In this week’s Pentagon Beat roundtable, Megan Eckstein, staff writer at USNI News, and Paul Shinkman, national security correspondent, U.S....
Defense Health Agency’s “Desktop to Datacenter” initiative

Defense Health Agency’s “Desktop to Datacenter” initiative

Col. Kevin Seeley, acting CIO & acting director of the Health IT Directorate at the Defense Health Agency, discusses his...
Bad Ideas in National Security

Bad Ideas in National Security

Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses some potentially bad ideas for the national...
Lessons for the Pentagon in UK’s military budget

Lessons for the Pentagon in UK’s military budget

Killowen Group chair Harlan Ullman discusses some themes from his latest book, “Anatomy of a Failure: Why America loses every...
CSIS: As many as 17K companies have left the defense business

CSIS: As many as 17K companies have left the defense business

Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, discusses the health of the defense industrial base and the role acquisition...
NDAA provisions that impact the defense industrial base

NDAA provisions that impact the defense industrial base

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, explains how contractors should approach key provisions in this year’s...
ONR shows off new autonomous tech at Quantico

ONR shows off new autonomous tech at Quantico

This month, the Office of Naval Research and Aurora Flight Sciences showed off a new helicopter — part of their...
Continuing Resolutions, DoD and National Security

Continuing Resolutions, DoD and National Security

Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the impact...
Congress responds to Trump’s National Security Strategy

Congress responds to Trump’s National Security Strategy

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), discusses the White House’s National Security Strategy, and its implications for defense and national security policy.
White House releases National Security Strategy

White House releases National Security Strategy

Roger Zakheim, partner at Covington & Burling, discusses the highlights from the National Security Strategy released by the White House...
White House National Security Strategy at odds with Trump’s tweets

White House National Security Strategy at odds with Trump’s tweets

Paul Shinkman, national security correspondent at U.S. News & World Report, compares the White House’s National Security Strategy to President...
The reorganization of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

The reorganization of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Gen. Norton Schwartz (USAF, ret.), president and CEO of Business Executives for National Security, discusses the hurdles to successful reorganization...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

In the Pentagon Beat roundtable, Marjorie Censer, editor of Inside Defense, and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon,...
Impact of budget cuts on science & technology R&D

Impact of budget cuts on science & technology R&D

Reggie Brothers, principal at the Chertoff Group and former Undersecretary of science and technology at the Homeland Security Department, discussed...
Future of the Third Offset Strategy

Future of the Third Offset Strategy

Bob Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, discussed the future of the Third Offset Strategy in the Trump Administration.
Push continues for military ‘Space Corps’

Push continues for military ‘Space Corps’

Jamie Morin, vice president and executive director of the Aerospace Corporation, discusses the push to create a separate ‘Space Corps’...