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Civilian control of the U.S. military

Civilian control of the U.S. military

Alice Hunt Friend, senior fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses how...
Government Matters (Full Story) – August 16, 2017

Government Matters (Full Story) – August 16, 2017

Defense Department pushes toward CAC replacement Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure Cybersecurity Consultancy, discusses the Defense Department’s effort to phase...
Government Matters (Full Show) – August 9, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – August 9, 2017

Inside the Pentagon chief editor Tony Bertuca and Inside Defense editor Marjorie Censer join Colby for this edition of the...
Former DoD CFO: Continuing resolution most likely budget scenario

Former DoD CFO: Continuing resolution most likely budget scenario

Tina Jonas, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic & International studies and former chief financial officer at the Department...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Inside the Pentagon chief editor Tony Bertuca and Inside Defense editor Marjorie Censer join Colby for this edition of the...
The Trump administration’s first 200 days

The Trump administration’s first 200 days

According to data from the Partnership for Public Service, President Trump is significantly behind his two nearest predecessors (Presidents George...
Government Matters Defense Moving to Wednesday at 8p & 11p

Government Matters Defense Moving to Wednesday at 8p & 11p

Starting August 9th, Government Matters Defense will be moving to Wednesday Nights at 8p & 11p on NewsChannel 8.
Pentagon announces major change to acquisition structure

Pentagon announces major change to acquisition structure

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, discusses the Pentagon’s announcement of its plan to...
Crafting a successful federal cyber recipe

Crafting a successful federal cyber recipe

Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill, president of Cyxtera Federal Group and former U.S. chief information security officer, discusses how defense and...
Pentagon announces major change to acquisition structure

Pentagon announces major change to acquisition structure

Vago Muradian, editor of the Defense & Aerospace Report, discusses the Pentagon’s decision to split their undersecretary of defense for...
Air Force considers abandoned Russian jets for new Air Force One

Air Force considers abandoned Russian jets for new Air Force One

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor for Defense One, discusses the possible implications of a push to lower costs on the...
GAO reviews the Internet of Things at DoD

GAO reviews the Internet of Things at DoD

Joseph Kirschbaum, director of defense and capabilities management issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the potential impact of IoT...
Crossing generations in government innovation

Crossing generations in government innovation

Stan Soloway, CEO of Celero Strategies and former deputy undersecretary of defense & acquisition reform, discusses an innovation program that...
Veteran honored for breakthrough work helping the disabled

Veteran honored for breakthrough work helping the disabled

Rory Cooper, director of human engineering research laboratories at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses the work that won him...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Military Times Capitol Hill bureau chief Leo Shane III and Politico defense reporter Jacqueline Klimas join Francis for this edition...
Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – July 27, 2017

Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – July 27, 2017

Military Times Capitol Hill bureau chief Leo Shane III and Politico defense reporter Jacqueline Klimas join Francis for this edition...
 The new strategic vision for Naval research 

 The new strategic vision for Naval research 

  The Office of Naval Research held its Future Force Science and Technology Expo this past week — where the...
DoD’s approach to commercial technology adoption

DoD’s approach to commercial technology adoption

Former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe and former deputy secretary of defense William Lynn detailed their recent study, “Future Foundry: How...
Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – July 20, 2017

Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – July 20, 2017

DoD IG issues compendium of recommendations Last week, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a compendium of...
DoD IG issues compendium of recommendations

DoD IG issues compendium of recommendations

Last week, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a compendium of nearly 1,300 open recommendations made over...
The new strategic vision for Naval research

The new strategic vision for Naval research

Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. David Hahn discussed his strategic vision for the Naval Research Laboratory — including the business...
23rd USAF Secretary James weighs in on Space Corps proposal

23rd USAF Secretary James weighs in on Space Corps proposal

Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discusses National Defense Authorization Act negotiations (including the Space Corps proposal), plans...
Senate version of NDAA seeks to split DoD CIO role

Senate version of NDAA seeks to split DoD CIO role

Terry Halvorsen, former chief information officer at the Department of Defense, discusses a proposal that would reorganize his former office....
Major disciplinary action at VA publicly posted online

Major disciplinary action at VA publicly posted online

Phil Carter, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses a new transparency effort at the Department...