Government Matters Defense (Full Show) – June 6, 2018


On this Government Matters Defense show–

U.S. Coast Guard looks to add new heavy icebreakers to fleet

Rear Admiral Michael Haycock, assistant commandant for acquisition at the U.S. Coast Guard, discusses the need for new heavy icebreakers and how flexibility in the acquisition program will help to get them quickly.

Bridging the gap between acquisition and R&D in the defense community

Reggie Brothers, former Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security and Peraton Chief Technology Officer, discusses the need for more agile acquisition strategies at the Pentagon, and how it has fueled the rise of Other Transaction Authority.

The Pentagon Beat – June 6, 2018

Tara Copp, Pentagon bureau chief at the Military Times, and Sam LaGrone, news editor at the U.S. Naval Institute, discuss some of the latest stories out of the Department of Defense. Topics on this edition of the Pentagon Beat include the upcoming summit with North Korea, the new Marine anti-drone system and reports of contaminated water at 126 bases around the world.