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Reconciling the House and Senate versions of the NDAA

Lauren Williams, Staff Writer at FCW, and Scott Maucione, Defense Reporter at Federal News Network, examine the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act and differences between the two


The Pentagon Beat – January 15, 2020

Megan Eckstein, Deputy Editor at USNI News, and Scott Maucione, defense reporter at Federal News Network, discuss changes to human capital management at the Navy, and the branch’s priorities for recruitment and retainment.


A look ahead at defense in 2020

Lauren Williams, staff writer at FCW, Valerie Insinna, air warfare reporter at Defense News and Sara Sirota, associate editor of Inside the Air Force, discuss what they’re tracking in defense as we enter a new year.


The Pentagon Beat – October 23, 2019

Tony Bertuca, chief editor of Inside the Pentagon, and Oriana Pawlyk, reporter at discuss plans to change the Pentagon’s acquisition regulations, and why the F-35 might not be ready for full production.


The Pentagon Beat – September 3, 2019

Lauren Williams, staff writer at FCW, and Joe Gould, staff reporter at Defense News discuss the Defense Department’s fourth estate review, and the rush to fill vacancies at the Pentagon.


The Pentagon Beat – August 14, 2019

Billy Mitchell, editor in chief at FedScoop and Frank Konkel, executive editor of Nextgov, discuss the multiple JEDI contract reviews happening at the Pentagon, and how it could impact the acquisition.


Japan wants to be an “official partner” in F-35 program

Valerie Insinna, air warfare reporter for Defense News, discusses Japan’s intention to become a partner in manufacturing the F-35, and the ramifications it could have on the Joint Strike Fighter program


The Pentagon Beat – July 24, 2019

Leo Shane III, deputy editor of Military Times and Tony Bertuca, chief editor of Inside the Pentagon, discuss the budget deal’s impact on the military and the federal government as a whole.

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