Government Matters (Full Show) – April 4, 2018

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AT&L reorganization underway at the Defense Department
Ben FitzGerald, director of the Office of Strategy & Design at the Department of Defense, discusses the reorganization efforts at the DoD, and writing guidance on the proper use of Other Transaction Authority.

The effect of DoD satellites on the private sector
Todd Harrison, director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses the Department of Defense’s new communications satellites outlined in the omnibus spending bill, and how they will impact the private SATCOM industry.

The Pentagon Beat
Sam LaGrone, news editor at the U.S. Naval Institute and Aaron Mehta, senior Pentagon correspondent at Defense News, discuss the latest stories from the Department of Defense. Topics in this edition include an AV-8B Harrier crash in Djibouti, President Trump ordering the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, the USS Little Rock returning to American waters after being trapped in Montreal and the United Kingdom’s increased defense budget.