Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – December 12, 2018


Top priorities for the U.S. Navy in 2019–

Steffanie Easter, director of Navy Staff at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, discusses the office’s plans for 2019, and how her experiences have shaped how she approaches her role.

Defense Department works toward $750B FY20 topline budget–

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work outlines what decision-makers at the Pentagon could ask for in the FY20 budget, and why the latest proposed number is “a Christmas present.”

The Pentagon Beat – December 12, 2018–

Tony Bertuca, chief editor of Inside the Pentagon and Marjorie Censer, editor of Inside Defense, discuss the latest news from the Department of Defense. Top stories on this edition of the Pentagon Beat include the department’s search for efficiencies, and new limitations on the use of “lowest price technically acceptable” selections.