Defense Matters

Navy faces plenty of challenges in push to 355 ships

Navy faces plenty of challenges in push to 355 ships

Vago Muradian, founder and editor of the Defense & Aerospace Report, discussed the challenges of the U.S. Navy’s push for a...
Military chiefs make case for budget on Capitol Hill

Military chiefs make case for budget on Capitol Hill

Military.com reporter Oriana Pawlyk, and Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico, discussed testimony from top military officials at the House Armed...
Government Matters (Full Show) – April 6, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 6, 2017

Military chiefs make case for budget on Capitol Hill Military.com reporter Oriana Pawlyk, and Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico,...
Innovation & technology in the Third Offset

Innovation & technology in the Third Offset

Gen. Chuck Wald (USAF, Ret.), vice chairman and senior adviser at Deloitte Services, LLP., discusses  the innovations and technologies in...
GAO report on the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund

GAO report on the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund

According to the Government Accountability Office, a pot of money delivered by Congress to the Department of Defense — to...
Tracking trends in the defense industrial base

Tracking trends in the defense industrial base

President Trump’s promises on the campaign trail as well as his budget blueprint have defense contractors and investors working overtime....
Acquisition priorities for the Air Force

Acquisition priorities for the Air Force

The Air Force is working on a number of high-profile acquisitions right now. The F-35, KC-46 Tanker, T-X Trainer, and...
USMC pushes to meet daily mission amidst photo-sharing scandal

USMC pushes to meet daily mission amidst photo-sharing scandal

The Marine Corps is facing one of the greatest personnel challenges of its existence. Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal,...
Addressing the pilot shortage a top Air Force priority

Addressing the pilot shortage a top Air Force priority

The readiness crisis facing the U.S. Air Force is manifesting itself in two ways — personnel and aircraft. Vice Chief...
Busted budget process exacerbates Navy’s maintenance backlog

Busted budget process exacerbates Navy’s maintenance backlog

The Navy’s latest Force Structure Assessment calls for a fleet of 355 ships. Growth like that would take decades. In...
Army vice chief calls on Congress to scrap culture of continuing resolutions

Army vice chief calls on Congress to scrap culture of continuing resolutions

Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, has six combat deployments under his belt. On Wednesday,...
Big investment decision ahead for military service members

Big investment decision ahead for military service members

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, discussed the Thrift Savings Plan’s update on...
Lockheed plans $5 billion in F-35 savings

Lockheed plans $5 billion in F-35 savings

Tony Capaccio, defense reporter for Bloomberg News, discusses how Lockheed Martin plans to trim costs of the F-35 fighter jet.
Government Matters (Full Show) – March 23, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – March 23, 2017

Military interdependency vs. interoperability Col. Douglas Macgregor, USA (Ret.), executive vice president at Burke-Macgregor Group, discusses the difference between the...
Future of the All-Volunteer Force

Future of the All-Volunteer Force

Katherine Kidder, fellow in the Military, Veterans and Society program at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the...
Military interdependency vs. interoperability

Military interdependency vs. interoperability

Col. Douglas Macgregor, USA (Ret.), executive vice president at Burke-Macgregor Group, discusses the difference between the interdependency in the military...
GAO: DoD still struggles with asset visibility

GAO: DoD still struggles with asset visibility

Zina Merritt, director of defense capabilities and management issues at the Government Accountability Office, discussed her report on supply chain...
Debunking the myths surrounding an active-duty national security advisor

Debunking the myths surrounding an active-duty national security advisor

Nora Bensahel and Lt. Gen. David Barno (USA, ret.), authors at ‘War on the Rocks,’ discussed the myths and concerns...
Air Force leaders: We’re smaller, older and busier than ever

Air Force leaders: We’re smaller, older and busier than ever

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, ret.), president of the Air Force Association, discussed the White House’s proposed budget and what it...
Making sense of top vacancies at the Pentagon

Making sense of top vacancies at the Pentagon

David Chu, president of the Institute for Defense Analyses, discussed the wealth of vacancies in top Pentagon posts. He also...
House committee approves bills aimed at VA employees

House committee approves bills aimed at VA employees

Michael Smallberg, legislative analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses two bills approved by the House Veterans Affairs Committee that would affect...
VA Secretary Shulkin and “bad paper” veterans

VA Secretary Shulkin and “bad paper” veterans

Phillip Carter, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discussed the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to...
Mattis starts the process of DoD business transformation

Mattis starts the process of DoD business transformation

Celero Strategies CEO Stan Soloway discussed Defense Secretary Mattis’ call for a thorough evaluation of DoD infrastructure.
Congress seeks early solution to Pentagon Budget

Congress seeks early solution to Pentagon Budget

Inside Defense editor Marjorie Censer and Inside the Pentagon chief editor Tony Bertuca discussed Congress’ push for an early solution...