Defense Matters

Defense contractors plan for modest growth, not big buildup

Defense contractors plan for modest growth, not big buildup

Marjorie Censer, editor at Inside Defense, and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, discuss how the defense industrial...
Oversight efforts at the Defense Department

Oversight efforts at the Defense Department

Randy Stone, deputy Inspector General of policy and oversight at the Defense Department, discusses the mission, responsibilities and goals of...
Military services submit unfunded requirements lists to Congress

Military services submit unfunded requirements lists to Congress

Todd Harrison, director of budget analysis at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discuss the “unfunded priorities” lists submitted...
Reading the tea leaves in FY18 DOD budget request

Reading the tea leaves in FY18 DOD budget request

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor at Defense One and Paul D. Shinkman, senior national security writer at U.S. News &...
The principles of highly-effective inspectors general

The principles of highly-effective inspectors general

The Trump administration is busy trying to fill thousands of political vacancies on the defense and civilian sides of government....
The White House budget proposal and federal labs

The White House budget proposal and federal labs

Mike Kuhlman, chief scientist of national security at Battelle, discussed the possible impact of President Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal...
How open source is changing the IC

How open source is changing the IC

Lt. Gen. Mary Legere (USA, ret.), managing director for the national and defense intelligence business at Accenture, discussed the proliferation...
FRTIB, DoD prepare to go live on blended retirement

FRTIB, DoD prepare to go live on blended retirement

Kim Weaver, director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, offered the latest information on the Department...
Sammies finalist designed new generation of protective gear for Marines

Sammies finalist designed new generation of protective gear for Marines

Flora Jordan, an engineer with Marine Corps Systems Command, is a Sammies finalist in the promising innovations category. She discussed...
Section 809 defense acquisition reform panel reveals initial findings

Section 809 defense acquisition reform panel reveals initial findings

In a two-part interview, Charlie Williams, a commissioner on the Section 809 Panel and former director at the Defense Contract...
Six illusions from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan

Six illusions from the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan

Lieutenant General David Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel, authors of the Strategic Outpost column for War on the Rocks, discuss...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Marjorie Censer, defense business editor at Inside Defense and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, discuss the vacancies...
Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary

General Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.), president of the Air Force Association, discusses what the top priorities should be for newly...
DoD nears deadline to submit reorganization plan

DoD nears deadline to submit reorganization plan

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Celero Strategies and former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and Acquisition Reform at the Defense...
Breaking down the budget’s implications for DoD

Breaking down the budget’s implications for DoD

Cameron Leuthy, senior defense and budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the budget’s implications for the Defense Department.
Budget deal boosts defense spending

Budget deal boosts defense spending

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the budget deal reached in Congress and...
DoD in the midst of restructuring, also faces government reorganization

DoD in the midst of restructuring, also faces government reorganization

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte Consulting and former deputy chief management officer at the Department of Defense, discussed restructuring...
Defense industrial base reacts to federal budget plan

Defense industrial base reacts to federal budget plan

Steve Grundman, George Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council and former deputy defense undersecretary for industrial affairs and installations, discussed...
Congress makes deal, gives DoD 2017 spending boost

Congress makes deal, gives DoD 2017 spending boost

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling and former general counsel to the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the boost...
Bringing industry innovations into DoD

Bringing industry innovations into DoD

Reggie Brothers, principal at the Chertoff Group and former Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland...
Government Matters (Full Show) – April 27, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – April 27, 2017

Bringing industry innovations into DoD Reggie Brothers, principal at the Chertoff Group and former Under Secretary for Science and Technology...
Congressional budget battle weighs on defense community

Congressional budget battle weighs on defense community

Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico, discusses the defense community’s reaction to congressional budget battles.
CBO releases report on the cost of a 355-ship fleet

CBO releases report on the cost of a 355-ship fleet

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses a Congressional Budget Office report on the...
Right-sizing the DoD workforce

Right-sizing the DoD workforce

Scott Amey, general counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, discusses “right-sizing” the workforce at the Defense Department, and how...