Defense Matters

Greatest challenges facing federal health professionals

Greatest challenges facing federal health professionals

Brig. Gen. John Cho (USA Ret.), executive director and CEO of AMSUS, discusses challenges facing the federal health workforce, and...
Industry concerns over new security clearance organization

Industry concerns over new security clearance organization

David Berteau, president & CEO of the Professional Services Council, details how the government is moving background checks to the...
GAO report: Corrosion prevention and mitigation efforts

GAO report: Corrosion prevention and mitigation efforts

Diana Maurer, director of defense capabilities & management at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the Pentagon efforts to prevent corrosion...
Pentagon’s formal Space Force proposal due to OMB Dec. 1

Pentagon’s formal Space Force proposal due to OMB Dec. 1

Jacqueline Klimas, national security reporter at Politico, discusses what a Democratic House means for the Space Force proposal, and what’s...
Pentagon looks at U.S. manufacturing & defense industrial base

Pentagon looks at U.S. manufacturing & defense industrial base

Jerry McGinn, former principal deputy director of the Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Office at the Department of Defense and...
Changes coming for Federal Employees Dental & Vision Insurance

Changes coming for Federal Employees Dental & Vision Insurance

Capt. Kathryn Beasley, USN (Ret.), Director of health affairs at the Military Officers Association of America, discusses what military beneficiaries...
Potential implications of first DoD audit results

Potential implications of first DoD audit results

Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses how the results from the...
DoD recalls controversial contractor pay schedule change

DoD recalls controversial contractor pay schedule change

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses the Pentagon’s rollback of a debated contractor pay change, and the state...
GAO looks at transfer of health facilities from DoD to DHA

GAO looks at transfer of health facilities from DoD to DHA

Brenda Farrell, director of defense capabilities & management issues at the Government Accountability Office, details their review of the Defense...
Pentagon continues to expand its bug bounty programs

Pentagon continues to expand its bug bounty programs

Marten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne, details the benefits of bug bounties, and why their success at the Defense Department is...
Results from DoD’s first audit expected in two weeks

Results from DoD’s first audit expected in two weeks

Roxana Tiron, defense reporter at Bloomberg Government, discusses the impact the DoD audit could have on future funding, and what...
Companies file protests over DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Companies file protests over DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Lauren Brier, associate attorney at the Federal Practice Group, discusses how the bid protests against the JEDI contract selection process...
What to watch moving forward in space defense

What to watch moving forward in space defense

Government Matters convened a panel of experts to discuss what the latest Space Force news means for the Pentagon, industry,...
DoD moves $8B back-office cloud buy to GSA contract

DoD moves $8B back-office cloud buy to GSA contract

Lauren Williams, cyber & defense reporter at FCW, and Billy Mitchell, editor of FedScoop, discuss the reasons behind moving the...
Defense industrial bases’ perspective on Other Transaction Authority

Defense industrial bases’ perspective on Other Transaction Authority

Robert Tuohy, chief operating officer of Advanced Technology International, gives an industry-based view on the growing use of Other Transaction...
Challenges facing the U.S. Army supply chain

Challenges facing the U.S. Army supply chain

Lt. Gen. Edward Daly, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, discusses the top equipment modernization priorities in...
DoD considers adding new cybersecurity measurements for industry

DoD considers adding new cybersecurity measurements for industry

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of Celero Strategies, discusses the Department of Defense possibly judging industry members on cybersecurity practices...
Intersection of Army recruitment & readiness

Intersection of Army recruitment & readiness

Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Daniel Dailey details how the Army plans to optimize how it recruits new soldiers,...
Evolution of the role of the U.S. Army Reserve

Evolution of the role of the U.S. Army Reserve

Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, chief & commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve, discusses the command’s top priorities and role...
Under Secretary McCarthy’s vision for Army Futures Command

Under Secretary McCarthy’s vision for Army Futures Command

Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy outlines his priorities for Army modernization, and how the new Futures Command slots...
Industry presents cutting-edge tech at AUSA 2018

Industry presents cutting-edge tech at AUSA 2018

The defense industrial base came to the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in full force. Government Matters’ Charis...
U.S. Army works to reach goal of making all soldiers deployable

U.S. Army works to reach goal of making all soldiers deployable

Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, deputy chief of staff for Personnel at U.S. Army G1 discusses implementing Secretary Mattis’s plan to...
Army Secretary talks recruitment, retainment challenges & goals

Army Secretary talks recruitment, retainment challenges & goals

Secretary of the U.S. Army Mark Esper joined Francis Rose for a two-part interview , where he discussed modernization and...
Google announces withdrawal from DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Google announces withdrawal from DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work discusses the reasons why Google pulled out of the competition for the Pentagon’s...