Defense Matters

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...
Secretary Carter threatens to recommend a veto for NDAA

Secretary Carter threatens to recommend a veto for NDAA

Jamie McIntyre, Senior National Security writer at the Washington Examiner discusses Secretary Carter’s threat to recommend a veto for NDAA.
GAO report: nuclear deterrence force at DoD

GAO report: nuclear deterrence force at DoD

Joseph Kirschbaum, Director, Defense Capabilities & Management at GAO takes a look at a report about the nuclear deterrence force...
Advancing NDAA during congressional recess

Advancing NDAA during congressional recess

Advancing NDAA during congressional recess with Andrew Hunter, Senior Fellow – International Security Program, CSIS.
Recruiting cyber talent to the DoD

Recruiting cyber talent to the DoD

According to Federal News Radio, Chris Lynch — director of digital services at the Defense Department — said “it’s been...
Horse-trading and the NDAA

Horse-trading and the NDAA

Inside Defense editors Marjorie Censer and Tony Bertuca discussed horse-trading over the National Defense Authorization Act, and changes to the...
What are the ‘rules of engagement’ for a cyber conflict?

What are the ‘rules of engagement’ for a cyber conflict?

Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett (ret.), partner in Venable’s cybersecurity practice, discussed the lack of set ‘rules of engagement’ for cyber...
NDAA and Pentagon personnel reform

NDAA and Pentagon personnel reform

Booz Allen vice president Ron Sanders offered insight on how National Defense Authorization Act negotiations could impact the Pentagon’s personnel...
Cost of a larger U.S. force in Afghanistan

Cost of a larger U.S. force in Afghanistan

Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discussed the price tag for...
DoD’s $2.6 billion reprogramming request

DoD’s $2.6 billion reprogramming request

  Professional Services Council CEO David Berteau discussed the practical implications of NDAA negotiations, DoD’s $2.6 billion reprogramming request, and...
NDAA negotiations and military service members

NDAA negotiations and military service members

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Steve Strobridge, director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America, relayed MOAA’s...