Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – December 19, 2018


White House announces creation of U.S. Space Command

Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Deborah Lee James discusses what the re-established U.S. Space Command means for the future of space within the Pentagon, and how it and a Space Force are “not mutually exclusive.”

Pentagon to use OT Guide to reform business practices in 2019

Frank Kendall, former under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, discusses the Pentagon’s efforts to educate acquisition professionals about when to use Other Transaction Authority.

The Pentagon Beat – December 19, 2018

Sam LaGrone, editor of USNI News and Marcus Weisgerber, global business editor at Defense One, look back at the top defense stories of the year, including the Space Force, defense industry mergers, and the Coast Guard’s icebreaker program.