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Goals of Navy’s new digital warfare office

Goals of Navy’s new digital warfare office

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare and the director of naval intelligence, discusses how...
New Air Force initiatives target pilot shortage

New Air Force initiatives target pilot shortage

Deborah Lee James, the 23rd secretary of the U.S. Air Force, discusses an effort to solve one of the service’s...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

In this week’s Pentagon Beat roundtable Scott Maucione, defense reporter at Federal News Radio and Brendan McGarry, managing editor at...
Impact of fall legislative calendar on Pentagon

Impact of fall legislative calendar on Pentagon

Roger Zakheim, Partner at Covington & Burling, discusses the impact of the fall legislative calendar on the Pentagon.
Air Force grapples with pilot shortage

Air Force grapples with pilot shortage

Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (USAF, Ret.), President & CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses Air Force Secretary Heather...
The effort to bring innovative solutions to DoD

The effort to bring innovative solutions to DoD

The effort to bring innovative solutions to DoD Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and former Vice Chairman of...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Politico defense reporter Jacqueline Klimas and Military.com air warfare reporter Oriana Pawlyk join Francis for this edition of the Pentagon...
Trouble spots on the national security landscape

Trouble spots on the national security landscape

Gregory Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association, discusses North Korea, Pakistan, and other places of concern to the...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Bryan Bender, defense editor and national security correspondent at Politico, and Nikki Wentling, veterans reporter at Stars & Stripes, discuss...
One-on-one with VA Secretary David Shulkin

One-on-one with VA Secretary David Shulkin

In a special two-part interview, Francis sat down with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin. They discussed the culture,...
Defense Department pushes toward CAC replacement

Defense Department pushes toward CAC replacement

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure Cybersecurity Consultancy, discusses the Defense Department’s effort to phase out Common Access Cards and find...
Are arcane budget rules threatening government cybersecurity?

Are arcane budget rules threatening government cybersecurity?

Joseph Marks, cybersecurity correspondent for NextGov, discusses the budget rules and processes that could be impacting the governments cybersecurity.
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...