Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Government Matters’ Francis Rose this week at West 2018 — a Sea Service conference in San Diego co-sponsored by AFCEA International and U.S. Naval Institute. They discussed elements from the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Pentagon’s push to become more affordable, reorganization efforts inside the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and more. Francis also spoke with John Hale, chief of the Cloud Portfolio Office at the Defense Information Systems Agency, about milCloud 2.0’s accelerated deployment and his call for a “year of planning.” Click the play icon to watch our full broadcast. Look for part two of our special coverage from West 2018 this Wednesday, February 14th, at 8 and 11 p.m. on NewsChannel 8 and various times worldwide on the American Forces Network. Francis will sit down with:
- Adm. Scott Swift, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet
- Capt. John Watkins, Commanding Officer, Naval Information Warfighting Development Center
- Col. Greg Griffin (USA), Chief, JRSS Program Management Office, DISA
We’ll also take a closer look at industry’s footprint at this year’s conference.