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DoD’s Cloud Industry Day (Video Report)

DoD’s Cloud Industry Day (Video Report)

On March 7, the Department of Defense aimed to clear up confusion during an industry day for the Joint Enterprise...
DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

On March 7, the Department of Defense aimed to clear up confusion during an industry day for the Joint Enterprise...
The history of counterterrorism operations

The history of counterterrorism operations

The United States has a long and storied history with counterterrorism operations. While people generally know about the post-9/11 efforts,...
Report: DoD needs to take action to promote collaboration

Report: DoD needs to take action to promote collaboration

One of the provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization act required the Department of Defense to increase collaboration across...
House bill aims to reduce military spouse unemployment

House bill aims to reduce military spouse unemployment

Members of the military are increasingly becoming the primary earners for families. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, between...
Exploring the USS Portland

Exploring the USS Portland

At West 2018, Government Matters received a tour of one of the Navy’s latest seafaring vessels, the USS Portland. Join...
Tracking DoD’s Future Years Defense Program

Tracking DoD’s Future Years Defense Program

With every budget request, the Department of Defense sends a document called the Future Years Defense Program, which telegraphs what...
Use of “Other Transaction Authority” in DoD acquisition shop

Use of “Other Transaction Authority” in DoD acquisition shop

As the military is exploring different acquisition methods, a strategy called “Other Transaction Authority” is quickly gaining traction.  OTA is...
DoD officials: Defense Officer Personnel Mgmt. Act needs update.

DoD officials: Defense Officer Personnel Mgmt. Act needs update.

During a Senate hearing on military personnel programs, several Department of Defense witnesses told senators that a major improvement would...
Defense Department grapples with budget uncertainty

Defense Department grapples with budget uncertainty

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recently said that while she welcomed the increase in funding provided by the...
Cyber readiness at the U.S. Coast Guard

Cyber readiness at the U.S. Coast Guard

As the military seeks to increase its readiness for all fronts, the U.S. Coast Guard has worked to become a...
Navigating the split of the AT&L office at the Pentagon

Navigating the split of the AT&L office at the Pentagon

In late 2017, the Department of Defense announced that the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics office would be split into two...
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...