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DoD warns Congress about the impact of another CR

DoD warns Congress about the impact of another CR

Tina Jonas, former chief financial officer at the Department of Defense, explains how another continuing resolution could impact the Pentagon.
Trump administration & Afghanistan strategy

Trump administration & Afghanistan strategy

Gregory Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association, discusses new signals from the Trump administration on U.S. military strategy...
Pentagon’s $150B in spending on services rouses Congress

Pentagon’s $150B in spending on services rouses Congress

Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government, discusses Congress’ reaction to the Pentagon’s $150B in spend on services.  
How to talk to a veteran

How to talk to a veteran

Lt. Gen. David Barno, distinguished practitioner in residence and Dr. Nora Bensahel, distinguished scholar in residence at the American University...
Bridging America’s civilian-military divide

Bridging America’s civilian-military divide

Mara Karlin, associate director for the Strategic Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University and former deputy assistant secretary of defense...
Space Corps proposal left out of NDAA

Space Corps proposal left out of NDAA

Deborah Lee James, the 23rd Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, discusses the proposal to create a U.S. Space Corps,...
Major changes coming to DoD’s TRICARE system

Major changes coming to DoD’s TRICARE system

Kenneth Canestrini, acting director of the TRICARE health plan at the Defense Health Agency, discusses a series of changes scheduled...
Navy finds deep-rooted failures led to fatal collisions

Navy finds deep-rooted failures led to fatal collisions

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Jerry Hendrix, senior fellow at the Center...
How a CR would impact the Air Force

How a CR would impact the Air Force

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, ret.), president of the Air Force Association, explains how a continuing resolution would affect personnel, acquisitions,...
Prospects for a defense budget deal

Prospects for a defense budget deal

Susanna Blume, a fellow with the Center for a New American Security, offers insight into negotiations over the National Defense...
Mattis: The time is not right for Space Corps, SecDef reorg

Mattis: The time is not right for Space Corps, SecDef reorg

Roger Zakheim, partner at Covington & Burling, discusses Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ National Defense Authorization Act requests to negotiators in...
From the Prairie to the Pentagon

From the Prairie to the Pentagon

Chief Master Sgt. Denise Jelinski-Hall, military advisor to Veterans United Home Loans, discusses her new book — “From the Prairie...
Joint Chiefs Chairman speaks out on strategy in Niger

Joint Chiefs Chairman speaks out on strategy in Niger

Paul Shinkman, senior national security writer for U.S. News & World Report, discusses remarks this week from the Chairman of...
U.S. Army launches new modernization initiative

U.S. Army launches new modernization initiative

Gen. Carter Ham (USA, Ret.), president & CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army, discusses takeaways from last week’s...
Priorities & challenges for Army Africa Command

Priorities & challenges for Army Africa Command

Brig. Gen. Eugene LeBoeuf, acting commanding general for U.S. Army Africa, discusses the top priorities and greatest challenges for the...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Ellen Mitchell, defense reporter at The Hill, and Anthony Capaccio, defense reporter for Bloomberg News, discuss this week’s biggest headlines...
Army prioritizes training, readiness in “Force of the Future”

Army prioritizes training, readiness in “Force of the Future”

At the 2017 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey, discusses...
Focus on hiring & retention to boost Army readiness

Focus on hiring & retention to boost Army readiness

Lieutenant General Thomas Seamands, deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Army, G1, details the Army’s Soldier for Life program,...
Army grapples with convergence of technology & interoperability

Army grapples with convergence of technology & interoperability

Major General James Rogers (U.S. Army, retired), vice president of Army Special Operations Forces & Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin,...
Priorities for Army cyber and electronic warfare

Priorities for Army cyber and electronic warfare

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, discusses the Army’s evolving cyber...
AUSA Coverage (Part 1)

AUSA Coverage (Part 1)

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, commander of the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, discusses the Army’s evolving cyber...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Defense One global business editor Marcus Weisgerber and Inside the Army managing editor Courtney McBride joined Francis for a special...
Acquisition’s role in the Army modernization effort

Acquisition’s role in the Army modernization effort

Heidi Shyu — chairman of the board at Roboteam and former assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics, and...
NDAA’s implications for DoD acquisition

NDAA’s implications for DoD acquisition

Jon Etherton, founder of Etherton & Associates, continues the discussion on NDAA – specifically, how a DoD e-Commerce portal could...