Defense Matters

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’...
Report: Top DoD management challenges for FY 2018

Report: Top DoD management challenges for FY 2018

Brett Mansfield, senior advisor to the Defense Department Inspector General, discusses the IG’s report on top management challenges facing the...
Takeaways from the Reagan National Defense Forum

Takeaways from the Reagan National Defense Forum

Vago Muradian, editor of Defense & Aerospace Report, discusses his main takeaways from the Reagan National Defense Forum.
The DoD budget, build-up goals and BCA

The DoD budget, build-up goals and BCA

Cameron Leuthy, senior defense and budget analyst for Bloomberg Government, discusses the Congressional Budget Office’s report on President Trump’s proposed...
Auditability at the Defense Department

Auditability at the Defense Department

Asif Khan, director of financial management & assurance Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the Defense Department’s goal for...
Impact of lessons learned in combat on American medicine

Impact of lessons learned in combat on American medicine

Capt. Eric Elster, professor of surgery and Art Kellerman, Dean of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and co-authors...
DoD & VA collaborate on healthcare for soldiers & vets

DoD & VA collaborate on healthcare for soldiers & vets

At the 2017 Annual AMSUS Conference, Francis sat down with Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency...
Greatest challenges facing Veterans Health Administration

Greatest challenges facing Veterans Health Administration

At the 2017 Annual AMSUS Conference, Francis sat down with Dr. Carolyn Clancy, executive-in-charge at the Veterans Health Administration, discusses...
Impact of NDAA on cyber, IT & acquisition

Impact of NDAA on cyber, IT & acquisition

John Slye, federal industry analyst at Deltek, dives into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act & its...
Deputy U.S. Surgeon General: “We need to destigmatize addiction”

Deputy U.S. Surgeon General: “We need to destigmatize addiction”

At the 2017 AMSUS Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD, Deputy Surgeon General of the United States Rear Adm. Sylvia...
Solutions to the government security clearance backlog

Solutions to the government security clearance backlog

David Shedd, former acting director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and board member at Beacon Global Strategies, discusses what’s causing...
Analysis of the FY18 NDAA

Analysis of the FY18 NDAA

Katherine Blakeley, research fellow at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, and Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis...
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...