Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – July 11, 2018

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On this edition of GM Defense–

 

RIMPAC 2018 exercise underway in the Pacific

Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments, discusses the ongoing RIMPAC military exercise and the Navy’s continued acquisition of the F/A 18 Super Hornet.

White House, DoD start plans for new “Space Force”

Deborah Lee James, 23rd secretary of the United States Air Force, discusses the president’s surprise announcement of the Space Force branch and how the Pentagon will proceed in developing it.

The Pentagon Beat – July 11, 2018

Inside Defense Editor Marjorie Censer and Tony Bertuca, chief editor of Inside the Pentagon, discuss the latest stories from the Department of Defense. Topics on this edition of the Pentagon Beat include DoD’s list of weapons systems for rapid prototyping, what’s happening in the contracting space, and the Senate seeking transparency in defense services contracts.