Government Matters (Full Show) – October 4, 2017


The Pentagon Beat
Scott Maucione, defense reporter for Federal News Radio, and Hope Hodge Seck, Marine Corps and Navy reporter for, discuss the top headlines of the week in the Pentagon Beat panel.

How DoD measures R&D’s return on investment
Reggie Brothers, principal at the Chertoff Group, discusses a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that would require DoD to include a price tag for research projects and other R&D work.

NDAA’s implications for DoD acquisition
Jon Etherton, founder of Etherton & Associates, continues the discussion on NDAA – specifically, how a DoD e-Commerce portal could impact acquisition at the Department.