On this edition of Government Matters Defense– GAO Report: Improving DoD’s aviation mishap data Cary Russell, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses issues with aviation mishap reporting at the Department of Defense, and what changes can be made to improve it. Defense spending negotiations underway on Capitol Hill Roger Zakheim, director of the Ronald Reagan Institute and former general counsel of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the possibility of the Pentagon being completely funded by the budget deadline, and what the passing of Sen. McCain means for the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Pentagon Beat – August 29, 2018 Military Times Pentagon Bureau Chief Tara Copp, and Aaron Mehta, Deputy Editor and Senior Pentagon Correspondent at Defense News discuss Secretary Mattis’ and Gen. Dunford’s first press briefing in months, and what they said about top stories at the Department of Defense.
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