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White House announces creation of U.S. Space Command

White House announces creation of U.S. Space Command

Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Deborah Lee James discusses what the re-established U.S. Space Command means for the...
Pentagon to use OT Guide to reform business practices in 2019

Pentagon to use OT Guide to reform business practices in 2019

Frank Kendall, former under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, discusses the Pentagon’s efforts to educate acquisition professionals...
Army ‘Shark Tank’ challenges small businesses to create new tech

Army ‘Shark Tank’ challenges small businesses to create new tech

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government discusses the Army’s search for tech from non-traditional defense contractors and the...
Uncertainty over Defense Department FY20 topline funding

Uncertainty over Defense Department FY20 topline funding

Bob Hale, former DoD comptroller and senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses how Congress could pare down the...
Defense Department works toward $750B FY20 topline budget

Defense Department works toward $750B FY20 topline budget

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work outlines what decision-makers at the Pentagon could ask for in the FY20 budget,...
Top priorities for the U.S. Navy in 2019

Top priorities for the U.S. Navy in 2019

Steffanie Easter, director of Navy Staff at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, discusses the office’s plans for...
DoD OIG details top management challenges in FY19 & beyond

DoD OIG details top management challenges in FY19 & beyond

Brett Mansfield, senior adviser to the principal deputy inspector general at the Department of Defense, discusses the top management challenges...
DoD and GSA collaborate on contract to move functions to the cloud

DoD and GSA collaborate on contract to move functions to the cloud

Terry Halvorsen, former DoD CIO & executive VP of IT & mobile communications at Samsung, discusses the administrative cloud contract...
DHS releases list of research areas to pursue with small businesses

DHS releases list of research areas to pursue with small businesses

Reggie Brothers, former under secretary of science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, and executive vice president &...
Applying private sector cybersecurity lessons learned to government

Applying private sector cybersecurity lessons learned to government

Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder & chief technology officer at CrowdStrike, and Coleman Mehta, senior director of U.S. policy at Palo Alto...
DHA collaborates with other organizations during Open Season

DHA collaborates with other organizations during Open Season

DHA Director, Vice Admiral Raquel Bono sat down with Francis at the 2018 AMSUS Annual Meeting to discuss DHA’s efforts...
HHS provides medical outreach across government through Commissioned Corps

HHS provides medical outreach across government through Commissioned Corps

Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, Admiral Brett Giroir, M.D. highlights the department’s work to provide medical care and public...
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...