Defense Matters

Back office changes a key challenge to Space Force effort

Back office changes a key challenge to Space Force effort

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics and executive in residence at Renaissance Strategic Advisors,...
Tensions on the rise between Silicon Valley and DoD

Tensions on the rise between Silicon Valley and DoD

Bill Greenwalt, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses the growing discord between the...
DoD IG releases 2018 Compendium of Open Recommendations

DoD IG releases 2018 Compendium of Open Recommendations

Troy Meyer, Assistant Inspector General of Audit at the Defense Department, discusses the more than 1500 recommendations that the DoD...
Implications of military tech trends and innovation

Implications of military tech trends and innovation

John Watts, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, discusses the trends that impact innovation at the Pentagon, and why energy...
Army’s push to shift millions of FY18 money to modernization efforts

Army’s push to shift millions of FY18 money to modernization efforts

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work discusses why the Army wants to shuffle around its development funding and what...
Transition of all military hospitals to Defense Health Agency

Transition of all military hospitals to Defense Health Agency

Maj. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Transitional Intermediate Management Organization and the National Capital Region Medical Directorate at the...
Report: Rebuilding America’s military for future conflicts

Report: Rebuilding America’s military for future conflicts

Dakota Wood, senior research fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, discusses his report on how the military should...
Challenges ahead for the Army’s Futures Command

Challenges ahead for the Army’s Futures Command

Reggie Brothers, former under secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security and Executive Vice President &...
New Cyber Command leader pushes for more aggressive cyber defense

New Cyber Command leader pushes for more aggressive cyber defense

Ron Marks, intelligence program chair at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, discusses what a more “aggressive” stance...
DoD’s long-awaited JEDI cloud proposal is released

DoD’s long-awaited JEDI cloud proposal is released

Dave Mihelcic, former Defense Information Systems Agency CTO and federal chief technology & strategy officer at Juniper Networks, discusses the...
DoD embarks on department-wide financial audit

DoD embarks on department-wide financial audit

In this special two-part interview, Department of Defense Deputy Chief Financial Officer Mark Easton details the department’s large-scale audit, and...
Race for tech supremacy in the defense sector

Race for tech supremacy in the defense sector

Michael Hermus, former Department of Homeland Security CTO and CEO & Managing Partner at Revolution Four Group, discusses the changing...
DISA looks to replace common access card with better alternatives

DISA looks to replace common access card with better alternatives

Terry Halvorsen, former Department of Defense CIO & executive vice president of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics, discusses...
House & Senate reach an agreement on defense authorization bill

House & Senate reach an agreement on defense authorization bill

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.), president of the Air Force Association discusses the conferenced version of the National Defense Authorization...
Leveraging emerging technologies to boost military readiness

Leveraging emerging technologies to boost military readiness

Frank Strickland, managing director at Deloitte Consulting, discusses a report on how to use cutting-edge tech to solve age-old difficulties...
DoD’s new tech and acquisition offices take shape

DoD’s new tech and acquisition offices take shape

Peter Levine, senior research fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses, David Berteau, President & CEO of the Professional Services...
Bloomberg Government releases top government contractor rankings

Bloomberg Government releases top government contractor rankings

Laura Criste, federal market analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the latest ranking of top federal contractors, and major changes to...
Capacity, technology & power misperceptions in US defense

Capacity, technology & power misperceptions in US defense

Wesley Hallman, senior vice president of Policy at the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses the perception problems that impact U.S...
Army Futures Command selects Austin as official HQ

Army Futures Command selects Austin as official HQ

In this segment, Government Matters details what work has to be done to fully stand up the new Army Futures...
Priorities for DLA’s Cyber Resilience Integration Initiative

Priorities for DLA’s Cyber Resilience Integration Initiative

Linus Baker, cybersecurity director at the Defense Logistics Agency, discusses the new cyber programs at the organization, and what they...
DoD CIO hits ‘pause’ on JEDI cloud acquisition

DoD CIO hits ‘pause’ on JEDI cloud acquisition

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses the halt in the controversial JEDI acquisition process, and how...
RIMPAC 2018 exercise underway in the Pacific

RIMPAC 2018 exercise underway in the Pacific

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, discusses the ongoing RIMPAC military exercise and the...
White House, DoD start plans for new “Space Force”

White House, DoD start plans for new “Space Force”

Deborah Lee James, 23rd secretary of the United States Air Force, discusses the president’s surprise announcement of the Space Force...
Impact of FY19 NDAA negotiations on government contractors

Impact of FY19 NDAA negotiations on government contractors

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses some provisions in the 2019 NDAA that could affect how defense contractors...