Inside Defense editor Marjorie Censer and Inside the Pentagon chief editor Tony Bertuca joined Colby for this edition of the Pentagon Beat. They discuss National Defense Authorization Act negotiations, Russia’s approach to defense spending, and Lockheed Martin’s investment in nanosatellite technology. Terry Halvorsen, former chief information officer at the Department of Defense, discusses a proposal that would reorganize his former office. He also weighed in on the Cyber Excepted Service and plans to replace the Common Access Card. Phil Carter, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses a new transparency effort at the Department of Veterans Affairs — a public-facing list of employee terminations, demotions, and suspensions.
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