Defense Matters

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...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Scott Maucione, defense reporter for Federal News Radio, and Hope Hodge Seck, Marine Corps and Navy reporter for Military.com, discuss...
How DoD measures R&D’s return on investment

How DoD measures R&D’s return on investment

Reggie Brothers, principal at the Chertoff Group, discusses a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would require DoD...
Defense Department’s top cybersecurity priorities

Defense Department’s top cybersecurity priorities

Essye Miller, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity at the Department of Defense, discusses efforts to build and maintain DoD’s...
Current state of military health R&D

Current state of military health R&D

Dr. Terry Rauch, deputy assistant secretary of defense for health readiness policy and oversight, discusses research priorities for the military...
NDAA could create ‘Amazon for the DoD’

NDAA could create ‘Amazon for the DoD’

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Celero Strategies, discusses a provision in the Senate’s version of the 2018 National Defense...
Ship collisions put Navy safety in the spotlight

Ship collisions put Navy safety in the spotlight

Zina Merritt, director of defense capabilities and management issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses her research on the Navy’s...
Maintaining operations during personnel shuffle at the Pentagon

Maintaining operations during personnel shuffle at the Pentagon

David Chu, president of the Institute of Defense Analyses, discusses how managers in the Pentagon can operate “business as usual”...
Military leaders serving in White House civilian roles

Military leaders serving in White House civilian roles

Nora Bensahel, distinguished scholar in residence and Lt. Gen. David Barno (US Army, Ret.), distinguished practitioner in residence at the...
Several cyber provisions in Senate’s NDAA

Several cyber provisions in Senate’s NDAA

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, Ret.), a partner in the cybersecurity practice at Venable, LLP., discusses the several cybersecurity provisions...
Senate debate underway on National Defense Authorization Act

Senate debate underway on National Defense Authorization Act

Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, discussed the negotiations underway in the Senate on the National Defense Authorization...
Intersection of security in commercial and defense sectors

Intersection of security in commercial and defense sectors

Dave Wajsgras, president of Intelligence, Information & Services at Raytheon, discussed the convergence of government and the private sector in...
Mission of DoD’s Overseas Contingency Operations IG office

Mission of DoD’s Overseas Contingency Operations IG office

Michael Child, deputy inspector general for Overseas Contingency Operations at the Department of Defense, discusses the mission of his office...