Defense Matters

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...
Defense Health Agency approaches MHS GENESIS roll out

Defense Health Agency approaches MHS GENESIS roll out

Defense Health Agency director Vice Adm. Raquel Bono discussed the possible implications of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, the...
The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB

The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, explained why President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks hint at future budget battles among...
Army to stand up digital services operation

Army to stand up digital services operation

Robert Bigman, president of 2BSecure and former CIA chief information security officer, discussed the Army’s new digital services operation.
DoD making progress on audit readiness

DoD making progress on audit readiness

Ariane Whittemore, director of security and defense at Grant Thornton Public Sector, discussed the Pentagon’s progress on audit readiness.
A defense reform agenda for 2017

A defense reform agenda for 2017

Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discussed her defense reform agenda for 2017.
Implications of Army’s LMP Increment 2 reaching full deployment

Implications of Army’s LMP Increment 2 reaching full deployment

Lt. Col. Robert Williams (USA), program manager for the Army’s Logistics Modernization Program, discussed the implications of “Increment 2” reaching...
Boeing moving defense headquarters to D.C.

Boeing moving defense headquarters to D.C.

Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor for Defense One, discussed Boeing’s decision to relocate its defense headquarters from Saint Louis to...
Contractors prepare for Trump administration

Contractors prepare for Trump administration

Marjorie Censer, defense business editor at Inside Defense and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, discuss the Trump...
Government Matters – Defense  (Full Show) – December 8, 2016

Government Matters – Defense (Full Show) – December 8, 2016

Lt Col. Joe Plenzler, executive vice president of membership and marketing at the U.S. Naval Institute and General James Mattis’s...
Management recommendations for the Pentagon

Management recommendations for the Pentagon

Bob Hale, fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton and former Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller at the Defense Department, discusses his new...
Biggest challenges facing Secretary of Defense nominee

Biggest challenges facing Secretary of Defense nominee

Lt Col. Joe Plenzler, executive vice president of membership and marketing at the U.S. Naval Institute and General James Mattis’s...
U.S. Navy remembers the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attacks

U.S. Navy remembers the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attacks

Greg Martin, assistant director for Histories and Archives at the Naval History and Heritage Command, discusses the 75th anniversary of the...