Defense Matters

DoD embarks on department-wide financial audit

DoD embarks on department-wide financial audit

In this special two-part interview, Department of Defense Deputy Chief Financial Officer Mark Easton details the department’s large-scale audit, and...
Race for tech supremacy in the defense sector

Race for tech supremacy in the defense sector

Michael Hermus, former Department of Homeland Security CTO and CEO & Managing Partner at Revolution Four Group, discusses the changing...
DISA looks to replace common access card with better alternatives

DISA looks to replace common access card with better alternatives

Terry Halvorsen, former Department of Defense CIO & executive vice president of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics, discusses...
House & Senate reach an agreement on defense authorization bill

House & Senate reach an agreement on defense authorization bill

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.), president of the Air Force Association discusses the conferenced version of the National Defense Authorization...
Leveraging emerging technologies to boost military readiness

Leveraging emerging technologies to boost military readiness

Frank Strickland, managing director at Deloitte Consulting, discusses a report on how to use cutting-edge tech to solve age-old difficulties...
DoD’s new tech and acquisition offices take shape

DoD’s new tech and acquisition offices take shape

Peter Levine, senior research fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses, David Berteau, President & CEO of the Professional Services...
Bloomberg Government releases top government contractor rankings

Bloomberg Government releases top government contractor rankings

Laura Criste, federal market analyst at Bloomberg Government, discusses the latest ranking of top federal contractors, and major changes to...
Capacity, technology & power misperceptions in US defense

Capacity, technology & power misperceptions in US defense

Wesley Hallman, senior vice president of Policy at the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses the perception problems that impact U.S...
Army Futures Command selects Austin as official HQ

Army Futures Command selects Austin as official HQ

In this segment, Government Matters details what work has to be done to fully stand up the new Army Futures...
Priorities for DLA’s Cyber Resilience Integration Initiative

Priorities for DLA’s Cyber Resilience Integration Initiative

Linus Baker, cybersecurity director at the Defense Logistics Agency, discusses the new cyber programs at the organization, and what they...
DoD CIO hits ‘pause’ on JEDI cloud acquisition

DoD CIO hits ‘pause’ on JEDI cloud acquisition

Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement, discusses the halt in the controversial JEDI acquisition process, and how...
RIMPAC 2018 exercise underway in the Pacific

RIMPAC 2018 exercise underway in the Pacific

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, discusses the ongoing RIMPAC military exercise and the...
White House, DoD start plans for new “Space Force”

White House, DoD start plans for new “Space Force”

Deborah Lee James, 23rd secretary of the United States Air Force, discusses the president’s surprise announcement of the Space Force...
Impact of FY19 NDAA negotiations on government contractors

Impact of FY19 NDAA negotiations on government contractors

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses some provisions in the 2019 NDAA that could affect how defense contractors...
Section 809 Panel releases Volume 2 report to Congress

Section 809 Panel releases Volume 2 report to Congress

David Drabkin, chair of the Section 809 Panel, discusses the second part of the panel’s report on defense acquisition and...
Navy leverages OTA with new $100M Consortium

Navy leverages OTA with new $100M Consortium

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg Government, joins the program to detail how the Department of Defense uses consortia...
VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie testifies before Senate

VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie testifies before Senate

Colby Hochmuth reports on the Senate confirmation hearing of Trump’s new pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, and Peter...
U.S. Navy weaponry challenges

U.S. Navy weaponry challenges

Jerry Hendrix, vice president of Telemus Group, discusses the Navy’s work developing state-of-the-art weapons, and how the existence of a...
The state of U.S. Army installations

The state of U.S. Army installations

Richard Kidd IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration, details the Army’s plan for “smart installations” and...
Cloud initiatives at Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Cloud initiatives at Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Richard Jack, C4ISR engineer at the Navy’s Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, discusses the importance of cloud to...
The use of Other Transaction Authority

The use of Other Transaction Authority

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics and senior adviser at the CSIS International Security...
Congress’ role in aligning appropriators and authorizers

Congress’ role in aligning appropriators and authorizers

Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, USAF (ret.), CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses the defense funding debate on Capitol...
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency builds “Data Corps”

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency builds “Data Corps”

Data scientists and analysts from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency discuss their role in the new ‘Data Corps’ workforce and how...
Army bets big on new Futures Command

Army bets big on new Futures Command

In this special two-part interview, Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy discusses the role of the Army Futures Command...