Defense Matters

F-35 software impresses Navy pilots

F-35 software impresses Navy pilots

Defense One technology editor Patrick Tucker on the impression F-35 software is making on Navy pilots.
The debate over readiness heats up in Washington

The debate over readiness heats up in Washington

Covington & Burling counsel Roger Zakheim offered a perspective on the debate over readiness being waged in Washington.
‘Go big or go home’ in the South China Sea

‘Go big or go home’ in the South China Sea

Capt. Jerry Hendrix (USN, Ret.), senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discussed why it’s time —...
Trouble signs ahead for Army modernization

Trouble signs ahead for Army modernization

Col. Douglas Macgregor, USA (Ret.) — executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor Group — discussed the trouble signs ahead for...
Leidos finalizes Lockheed Martin’s IT services merger

Leidos finalizes Lockheed Martin’s IT services merger

Inside Defense editors Marjorie Censer and Tony Bertuca discussed the merger between Leidos and Lockheed Martin’s IT services businesses, plus...
Plans to elevate U.S. Cyber Command

Plans to elevate U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (USN, Ret.), co-chair of the telecommunications group and cybersecurity practice at Venable, discussed the future of...
Future of the F-35 program

Future of the F-35 program

Teal Group vice president of analysis Richard Aboulafia discussed the future of the F-35 and A-10 programs.
DoD prepares plans for phased retirement

DoD prepares plans for phased retirement

Beth McGrath, managing director at Deloitte and former deputy chief management officer at the Department of Defense, discussed DoD’s preparations...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Defense One global business editor Marcus Weisgerber, Washington Technology editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman, and FedScoop managing editor Billy Mitchell discussed the...
Joint Strike Fighter reaches major milestone

Joint Strike Fighter reaches major milestone

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael “Trey” Rawls, service integration lead for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, discussed a major milestone...
2016 Rim of the Pacific exercise

2016 Rim of the Pacific exercise

USNI News staff writer Megan Eckstein discussed her takeaways from the 2016 Rim of the Pacific exercise.
Air Force: F-35 are combat ready

Air Force: F-35 are combat ready

Vago Muradian, founder and editor of Defense & Aerospace Report, discussed a major milestone for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter...
House and Senate versions of the Defense Authorization Act

House and Senate versions of the Defense Authorization Act

Roger Zakheim, former Dep. Staff Director, House Armed Services Committee, discusses the differences between the House and Senate versions of...
Cost, scope and oversight of the Joint Information Environment

Cost, scope and oversight of the Joint Information Environment

Chief information officer at the Defense Department, Terry Halvorsen, explains what the Pentagon is doing to define the scope and...
The Federal Beat (think tank edition)

The Federal Beat (think tank edition)

A special defense version of our Federal Beat roundtable featuring experts from three leading think tanks; Mark Cancian with the...
U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet headed into unfamiliar waters

U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet headed into unfamiliar waters

Jerry Hendrix, with the Center for a New American Security, discussed the expanded role for the U.S. Navy’s Third Fleet...
Carter takes ‘Force of the Future’ message on the road

Carter takes ‘Force of the Future’ message on the road

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling and former general counsel for the House Armed Services Committee, discussed Defense Secretary...
Sec. Carter hits the road to talk innovation & recruitment

Sec. Carter hits the road to talk innovation & recruitment

Washington Examiner defense reporter Jacqueline Klimas previews Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s road tour. Carter will talk about three of his...
Department of Defense funding in FY17

Department of Defense funding in FY17

David Hawkings, Senior Editor at CQ Roll Call talks about the defense appropriations bill, and how long the Department of...
U.S. Navy fighting to stay competitive

U.S. Navy fighting to stay competitive

Jamie McIntyre, Senior National Security Writer for the Washington Examiner, breaks down the biggest threats and future technology challenges facing the...
DoD cyber and workforce priorities

DoD cyber and workforce priorities

Terry Halvorsen, Chief Information Officer of the Defense Department, talked about the department’s goals and biggest challenges in building out it’s...
Combating terrorism with futuristic tech

Combating terrorism with futuristic tech

Technology editor at Defense One, Patrick Tucker, talks about the futuristic technology being developed by the Pentagon to prevent and...
Pentagon re-thinking employee screening process

Pentagon re-thinking employee screening process

Robert Bigman, former chief information officer at the CIA, discussed the Pentagon’s new approach to social media background checks.
Lockheed Martin looses and recovers Air Force records

Lockheed Martin looses and recovers Air Force records

Defense One technology editor Patrick Tucker discussed a records snafu and recovery operation managed by Lockheed Martin that impacted the...