Defense Matters

GAO: U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program needs better controls

GAO: U.S. Foreign Military Sales Program needs better controls

Thomas Melito, director of International Affairs & Trade at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the influx of money into the...
Office of Naval Research aims to innovate at ‘startup speed’

Office of Naval Research aims to innovate at ‘startup speed’

Richard Carlin, head of the Office of Naval Research’s Sea Warfare & Weapons Department, joins Francis Rose to discuss ONR’s...
Lawmaker pushes for new commission on military aviation safety

Lawmaker pushes for new commission on military aviation safety

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.), president of the Air Force Association, discusses Rep. Adam Smith’s proposed commission on aircraft safety...
House GOP considers limits on JEDI cloud funding

House GOP considers limits on JEDI cloud funding

Nick Wakeman, editor of Washington Technology, discusses Congress threatening to cut JEDI funding unless the Pentagon can provide info on...
Groups look at different ways to cut DoD acquisition regulations

Groups look at different ways to cut DoD acquisition regulations

Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, discusses the suggested approaches to reforming acquisition at the Pentagon, and the...
Navy reorganization aims to modernize business operations

Navy reorganization aims to modernize business operations

Thomas Modly, Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy, discusses the restructuring effort of the Office of the Navy Secretary, and...
Uncertainty in industry over DoD JEDI cloud contract

Uncertainty in industry over DoD JEDI cloud contract

Katell Thielemann, Research Vice President at Gartner, discusses the reactions to the Department of Defense’s cloud program, and Deputy Secretary...
Impact of Digital Service organizations on military modernization

Impact of Digital Service organizations on military modernization

Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, discusses how Digital Service teams have affected the way the...
Modernizing the acquisition process at the U.S. Air Force

Modernizing the acquisition process at the U.S. Air Force

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, Military Deputy at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, discusses...
Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows program links industry & military

Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows program links industry & military

Eric Briggs, director of the Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows Program, and Executive Fellows Lt. Col. Raphael Heflin, and Tam...
House legislation proposes elimination of DISA, other DoD agencies

House legislation proposes elimination of DISA, other DoD agencies

Dave Mihelcic, former DISA CTO and federal chief technology & strategy officer at Juniper Networks, discusses new legislation that aims...
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson lays out top priorities

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson lays out top priorities

In this special two-part interview, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson details the USAF commitment to space, overhauling acquisition to develop new...
The Pentagon’s 2019 Future Years Defense Program

The Pentagon’s 2019 Future Years Defense Program

Kevin Brancato, director of Government Contracts Research at Bloomberg Government, discusses the Future Years Defense Program, and how the projects...
Pentagon acquisition office appoints software czar

Pentagon acquisition office appoints software czar

Frank Kendall, senior adviser at the CSIS International Security Program and Former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics,...
Lead IG Report: Observations from travel to Iraq, Afghanistan & Qatar

Lead IG Report: Observations from travel to Iraq, Afghanistan & Qatar

Glenn Fine, Principal Deputy Inspector General at the Department of Defense, discusses the latest Overseas Contingency Operations report, and why...
Amazon in spotlight as Pentagon’s cloud contract approaches

Amazon in spotlight as Pentagon’s cloud contract approaches

Angela Styles, partner at Bracewell LLP, discusses the competition for Defense Department cloud contracts, and how Amazon has been faring...
Congress includes Section 809 findings into acquisition reform bill

Congress includes Section 809 findings into acquisition reform bill

David Drabkin, chair of Section 809 Panel and Mike Madsen, executive director of Section 809 Panel, discuss the 2019 National...
Debate over 2019 NDAA starts on Capitol Hill

Debate over 2019 NDAA starts on Capitol Hill

Bill Greenwalt, Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, discusses the House Armed...
‘Fight Like a Girl’ details Marine Corps treatment of women

‘Fight Like a Girl’ details Marine Corps treatment of women

Lt. Col. Kate Germano (USMC, Ret.), Author of “Fight Like A Girl,” discusses how women are recruited in the armed services,...
Congressional priorities this week

Congressional priorities this week

Leo Shane III, deputy editor at the Military Times and Paul Shinkman, national security correspondent at U.S. News & World...
Making the case for an ‘Artificial Intelligence Agency’

Making the case for an ‘Artificial Intelligence Agency’

Robert Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, and senior counselor for defense at the Center for a New American Security,...
The future of U.S. strategy in the Arctic

The future of U.S. strategy in the Arctic

Government Matters takes a closer look at U.S. Arctic policy, and how agencies and industry are working together on building...
Office of Naval Research launches innovation program

Office of Naval Research launches innovation program

Col. Peter Newell (USA Ret.), former director of the US Army Rapid Equipping Force and Managing Partner at BMNT, discusses...
Report: Using data to make spending decisions at DoD

Report: Using data to make spending decisions at DoD

Tim Dinapoli, director of Acquisition & Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses how data gathering at the...