Defense Matters

The future of the DoD-VA interagency office

The future of the DoD-VA interagency office

Scott Blackburn, Partner at McKinsey & Company and former VA Interim Deputy Secretary & CIO, discusses using the DoD-VA interagency...
GAO Report: Risks of USCG Polar Icebreaker Program

GAO Report: Risks of USCG Polar Icebreaker Program

Marie Mak, Director of Contracting & National Security Acquisitions at the Government Accountability Office, details potential issues with the Coast...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

Military Times Deputy Editor, Leo Shane and Chief Editor of Inside the Pentagon, Tony Bertuca discuss the week’s top defense...
Hacking for Defense Course Modernizing DoD Requirements

Hacking for Defense Course Modernizing DoD Requirements

Jackie Space, Partner with BMNT, hones in on the benefits of the Hacking for Defense course.
Release of Defense Industrial Base Report Delayed

Release of Defense Industrial Base Report Delayed

NDIA Sr. Vice President of Policy, Wesley Hallman and Regulatory Policy Director Corbin Evans break down expectations and what to watch...
The future of DoD financial management & audits

The future of DoD financial management & audits

Peter Levine, former Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness at the Department of Defense and senior research fellow at the...
DoD policy, NDAA, and National Defense Strategy

DoD policy, NDAA, and National Defense Strategy

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood discusses making changes to space policy in advance of the Space Force,...
Concerns Grow Surrounding Implementation & Funding of Space Force 

Concerns Grow Surrounding Implementation & Funding of Space Force 

Todd Harrison, Director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS breaks down Space Force concerns from the national security community.
Number of Women in Lead Roles in Defense Grows

Number of Women in Lead Roles in Defense Grows

Rachel McCaffrey,  Executive Director of Women in Defense (WID)- an affiliate of NDIA, discusses the progressive climb of women in...
GAO Report: Improving DoD’s aviation mishap data

GAO Report: Improving DoD’s aviation mishap data

Cary Russell, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, discusses issues with aviation mishap reporting at the Department...
Defense spending negotiations underway on Capitol Hill

Defense spending negotiations underway on Capitol Hill

Roger Zakheim, director of the Ronald Reagan Institute and former general counsel of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the...
Provisions in the FY19 NDAA impacting government contractors

Provisions in the FY19 NDAA impacting government contractors

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, details important provisions in the NDAA that contractors should know about, and why...
Alternatives to a new Space Force military branch

Alternatives to a new Space Force military branch

Harlan Ullman, chair of the Killowen Group, discusses why a full service for space operations would be “unworkable,” and why...
Pentagon prepares for passage of FY19 spending bill

Pentagon prepares for passage of FY19 spending bill

Bob Hale, former Department of Defense comptroller and senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the possibility that DoD...
Back office changes a key challenge to Space Force effort

Back office changes a key challenge to Space Force effort

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics and executive in residence at Renaissance Strategic Advisors,...
Tensions on the rise between Silicon Valley and DoD

Tensions on the rise between Silicon Valley and DoD

Bill Greenwalt, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses the growing discord between the...
DoD IG releases 2018 Compendium of Open Recommendations

DoD IG releases 2018 Compendium of Open Recommendations

Troy Meyer, Assistant Inspector General of Audit at the Defense Department, discusses the more than 1500 recommendations that the DoD...
Implications of military tech trends and innovation

Implications of military tech trends and innovation

John Watts, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, discusses the trends that impact innovation at the Pentagon, and why energy...
Army’s push to shift millions of FY18 money to modernization efforts

Army’s push to shift millions of FY18 money to modernization efforts

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work discusses why the Army wants to shuffle around its development funding and what...
Transition of all military hospitals to Defense Health Agency

Transition of all military hospitals to Defense Health Agency

Maj. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Transitional Intermediate Management Organization and the National Capital Region Medical Directorate at the...
Report: Rebuilding America’s military for future conflicts

Report: Rebuilding America’s military for future conflicts

Dakota Wood, senior research fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation, discusses his report on how the military should...
Challenges ahead for the Army’s Futures Command

Challenges ahead for the Army’s Futures Command

Reggie Brothers, former under secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security and Executive Vice President &...
New Cyber Command leader pushes for more aggressive cyber defense

New Cyber Command leader pushes for more aggressive cyber defense

Ron Marks, intelligence program chair at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, discusses what a more “aggressive” stance...
DoD’s long-awaited JEDI cloud proposal is released

DoD’s long-awaited JEDI cloud proposal is released

Dave Mihelcic, former Defense Information Systems Agency CTO and federal chief technology & strategy officer at Juniper Networks, discusses the...