Defense Matters

President Trump’s strategy for strengthening U.S. military

President Trump’s strategy for strengthening U.S. military

Vago Muradian, editor of Defense and Aerospace Report, discusses why the Coast Guard should not be forgotten in the Trump...
Government Matters (Full Show) – February 2, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – February 2, 2017

Carolyn Hantz, assistant inspector general for audit policy and oversight at the Department of Defense, discusses her latest report on contracting...
Outlining the FY18 Defense Budget

Outlining the FY18 Defense Budget

Katherine Blakeley, research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses the highlights of the proposed FY18 defense...
Trump orders “rebuilding” of U.S. Armed Forces

Trump orders “rebuilding” of U.S. Armed Forces

Pentagon correspondent for Voice of America Carla Babb, discusses President Trump’s executive order, “Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces” and it’s...
Pentagon revamps policy for civilian layoffs

Pentagon revamps policy for civilian layoffs

President of the Institute for Defense Analyses, David Chu, discusses the Defense Department’s policy change for civilian layoffs during a...
Inspector general pinpoints management challenges at DoD

Inspector general pinpoints management challenges at DoD

Brett Mansfield, special assistant to the Department of Defense inspector general, discussed the top 10 management challenges for DoD in...
Is BRAC still a four-letter word on Capitol Hill?

Is BRAC still a four-letter word on Capitol Hill?

Dakota Wood, senior research fellow for defense programs at The Heritage Foundation, discussed his list of priorities for the defense...
This week in the DoD

This week in the DoD

U.S. News & World Report national security correspondent Paul Shinkman and Washington Examiner defense correspondent Jacqueline Klimas discussed Base Realignment...
Pentagon plan aims to reform reserve benefit system

Pentagon plan aims to reform reserve benefit system

Defense reporter at Federal News Radio Scott Maucione discusses a major proposed change by the Defense Department to reserve benefit...
Unclassified GEOINT is shaping the NGA enterprise

Unclassified GEOINT is shaping the NGA enterprise

There’s a relatively new spinoff inside the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency called Pathfinder. The program is a GEOINT swat team of...
The concept of counter-GEOINT

The concept of counter-GEOINT

As the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency tries to perfect the ratio between public-facing and top-secret GEOINT, they need to factor in...
NGA and GEOINT discipline at a flex point

NGA and GEOINT discipline at a flex point

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is a unique organization guided by both the Department of Defense and the Director of National...
The Obama administration’s cyber legacy

The Obama administration’s cyber legacy

Joseph Marks, cybersecurity correspondent at NextGov, discusses the good and the bad of the Obama administration’s cyber legacy.
Future of the F-35 Program

Future of the F-35 Program

Retired Air Force General Larry Spencer, president of the Air Force Association, discusses why the F-35 program is so vital to our...
Top priorities for Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis

Top priorities for Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis

Katherine Kidder, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the challenges facing defense secretary nominee Gen....
Top picks for Deputy Secretary of Defense

Top picks for Deputy Secretary of Defense

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Celero Strategies, LLC., discusses the potential picks for Deputy Secretary of Defense, and why...
Impact of Trump administration on defense industry

Impact of Trump administration on defense industry

Marjorie Censer, defense business editor at Inside Defense, discusses the White House’s focus on the defense industrial base.
Air Force plans to hire up to 4,000 airmen

Air Force plans to hire up to 4,000 airmen

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force for manpower, personnel and services Lieutenant General Gina Grosso, discussses the Air...
Defense management trends in 2017

Defense management trends in 2017

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte Consulting, LLP., discusses the top defense management priorities for 2017.
U.S. Navy Acquisition: Year in review

U.S. Navy Acquisition: Year in review

Staff writer at USNI News Megan Eckstein discusses the evolution of the Littoral Combat Ship program, Navy investments in undersea...
Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge

Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy & environment, discusses the results of the White House’s performance...
Force structure assessment calls for 355 ship fleet

Force structure assessment calls for 355 ship fleet

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses the Navy’s new Force Structure Assessment.
Acquisition reform & the National Defense Authorization Act

Acquisition reform & the National Defense Authorization Act

Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, discusses the impact of the NDAA on the Pentagon’s acquisition process.
Trump Administration & defense contractors

Trump Administration & defense contractors

Jacqueline Klimas, defense correspondent for the Washington Examiner, discusses what President-Elect Trump’s relationship with the defense industrial base could look like...