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Section 809 panel released report to Congress

Section 809 panel released report to Congress

The Pentagon has been aiming to get contracts from companies that aren’t traditionally considered defense contractors, but according to a...
Readiness & lethality of the U.S. Pacific Fleet

Readiness & lethality of the U.S. Pacific Fleet

Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet, spoke with Government Matter’s Francis Rose during last week’s West...
Mission and goals of the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center.

Mission and goals of the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center.

Captain John Watkins, Commanding Officer of the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center, met with Government Matters’ Francis Rose at West...
Top 2018 priorities for Pentagon’s JRSS Program

Top 2018 priorities for Pentagon’s JRSS Program

Colonel Greg Griffin, Chief of the JRSS Program Management Office at DISA, sat down with Francis Rose at the West...
EXCLUSIVE: Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan discusses his style of military management

EXCLUSIVE: Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan discusses his style of military management

Patrick Shanahan, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, says that the current approach to managing operations at the Pentagon is just...
DISA’s milCloud 2.0 launches ahead of schedule

DISA’s milCloud 2.0 launches ahead of schedule

John Hale, chief of the Cloud Portfolio Office at the Defense Information Systems Agency, sat down with Government Matters’ Francis...
DepSecDef Shanahan: “I’m most excited about modernization”

DepSecDef Shanahan: “I’m most excited about modernization”

Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Government Matters’ Francis Rose this week...
Military officials: Defense Officer Personnel Management Act needs update

Military officials: Defense Officer Personnel Management Act needs update

Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, deputy chief of staff, G1 for the U.S. Army, discusses why he testified before Congress calling...
Budget impacts on the National Defense Strategy

Budget impacts on the National Defense Strategy

Katherine Blakeley, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, discusses the impact of short-term spending agreements on...
Electronic Health Records systems at VA & DoD

Electronic Health Records systems at VA & DoD

Phil Carter, senior fellow & counsel at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the status of electronic health...
Mission of the National Commission on Military, National & Public Service

Mission of the National Commission on Military, National & Public Service

Francis sits down with the top leadership at the newly-launched temporary federal agency, the National Commission on Military, National &...
Data, machine learning & automation at the NGA

Data, machine learning & automation at the NGA

Maj. Gen. Linda Urrutia-Varhall, director of operations at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, discusses how the agency is working with...
White House releases National Defense Strategy

White House releases National Defense Strategy

Mark Cancian, senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the National Defense Strategy released by the...
Why Americans aren’t worried about war with North Korea

Why Americans aren’t worried about war with North Korea

Dr. Nora Bensahel and Lt. Gen. David Barno (U.S. Army, Ret.), authors of the Strategic Outpost column for War on...
DoD acquisition reorganization efforts underway

DoD acquisition reorganization efforts underway

Jon Etherton, founder at Etherton & Associates, discusses the upcoming deadline for the Defense Department to reorganize it’s acquisition shop.
DoD considering options for milCloud 2.0

DoD considering options for milCloud 2.0

David Mihelcic, federal CTO & strategy officer at Juniper Networks, discusses the Defense Department’s approach to awarding it’s massive milCloud...
How agencies prepare for a government shutdown

How agencies prepare for a government shutdown

Bob Hale, senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton and former comptroller of the Department of Defense, discusses the behind-the-scenes...
Future of the Air Force’s Strategic Capabilities office, acquisition shop

Future of the Air Force’s Strategic Capabilities office, acquisition shop

Gen. Larry Spencer (USAF, Ret.), president of the Air Force Association, discusses the future of acquisition at the U.S. Air...
DoD attempts first-ever Pentagon-wide financial audit

DoD attempts first-ever Pentagon-wide financial audit

Tina Jonas, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses the first-ever financial audit underway at the...
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

In this week’s Pentagon Beat roundtable, Marjorie Censer, editor at Inside Defense, and Justin Doubleday, managing editor at Inside the...
Defense Department starting first-ever financial audit

Defense Department starting first-ever financial audit

Glenn Fine, principal deputy inspector general at the Defense Department, discusses the status of the Pentagon-wide financial audit.
The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat

In this week’s Pentagon Beat roundtable, Megan Eckstein, staff writer at USNI News, and Paul Shinkman, national security correspondent, U.S....
Defense Health Agency’s “Desktop to Datacenter” initiative

Defense Health Agency’s “Desktop to Datacenter” initiative

Col. Kevin Seeley, acting CIO & acting director of the Health IT Directorate at the Defense Health Agency, discusses his...
Bad Ideas in National Security

Bad Ideas in National Security

Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses some potentially bad ideas for the national...