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White House, Pentagon release AI strategies this week

White House, Pentagon release AI strategies this week

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work discusses the potential long-term impact of the White House and DoD strategies released...
Plan may merge parts of Veterans Affairs health care system with DoD

Plan may merge parts of Veterans Affairs health care system with DoD

Robert Levinson, senior defense analyst, and Megan Howard, congressional reporter from Bloomberg Government, discuss a proposed joint Defense Department and...
Top lessons learned in implementing electronic health records

Top lessons learned in implementing electronic health records

Chuck Campbell, former chief information officer at the Military Health System and CEO of IT Partner Consulting, discusses five lessons...
DoD database pilot to allow financial management leaders to track transactions

DoD database pilot to allow financial management leaders to track transactions

Mike McCord, member of the National Defense Strategy Commission and former comptroller at the Defense Department, discusses how a transaction...
Pentagon to use OT Guide to reform business practices in 2019

Pentagon to use OT Guide to reform business practices in 2019

Frank Kendall, former under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, discusses the Pentagon’s efforts to educate acquisition professionals...
Uncertainty over Defense Department FY20 topline funding

Uncertainty over Defense Department FY20 topline funding

Bob Hale, former DoD comptroller and senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses how Congress could pare down the...
Defense Department works toward $750B FY20 topline budget

Defense Department works toward $750B FY20 topline budget

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work outlines what decision-makers at the Pentagon could ask for in the FY20 budget,...
DoD OIG details top management challenges in FY19 & beyond

DoD OIG details top management challenges in FY19 & beyond

Brett Mansfield, senior adviser to the principal deputy inspector general at the Department of Defense, discusses the top management challenges...
DoD and GSA collaborate on contract to move functions to the cloud

DoD and GSA collaborate on contract to move functions to the cloud

Terry Halvorsen, former DoD CIO & executive VP of IT & mobile communications at Samsung, discusses the administrative cloud contract...
AFCEA Winter Gala 2018

AFCEA Winter Gala 2018

When: Thursday, Dec. 13th Where: National Museum of Women in the Arts Join AFCEA Washington, DC for the 43rd annual...
Potential implications of first DoD audit results

Potential implications of first DoD audit results

Bill Greenwalt, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses how the results from the...
DoD recalls controversial contractor pay schedule change

DoD recalls controversial contractor pay schedule change

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses the Pentagon’s rollback of a debated contractor pay change, and the state...
Google announces withdrawal from DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Google announces withdrawal from DoD’s JEDI cloud contract

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work discusses the reasons why Google pulled out of the competition for the Pentagon’s...
Highlights from the 2018 Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting

Highlights from the 2018 Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting

AUSA President Gen. Carter Ham (USA, Ret.) remarks on the international turnout at the organization’s annual expo, and how the...
The future of the Defense Department cloud landscape

The future of the Defense Department cloud landscape

In this special two-part interview, Department of Defense CIO Dana Deasy discusses top IT priorities at the Pentagon, including the...
Exclusive: DoD CFO details annual audit process

Exclusive: DoD CFO details annual audit process

In this exclusive interview, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) David Norquist details how the Department of Defense’s audit is proceeding,...
Enabling IT Modernization – The Next-Generation DoD Mission

Enabling IT Modernization – The Next-Generation DoD Mission

Watch the full program on-demand now. The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) identified three pillars that are driving deep-seated transformation in...
The future of DoD financial management & audits

The future of DoD financial management & audits

Peter Levine, former Under Secretary for Personnel & Readiness at the Department of Defense and senior research fellow at the...
DoD policy, NDAA, and National Defense Strategy

DoD policy, NDAA, and National Defense Strategy

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood discusses making changes to space policy in advance of the Space Force,...
GAO Report: Improving DoD’s aviation mishap data

GAO Report: Improving DoD’s aviation mishap data

Cary Russell, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, discusses issues with aviation mishap reporting at the Department...
Alternatives to a new Space Force military branch

Alternatives to a new Space Force military branch

Harlan Ullman, chair of the Killowen Group, discusses why a full service for space operations would be “unworkable,” and why...
Pentagon prepares for passage of FY19 spending bill

Pentagon prepares for passage of FY19 spending bill

Bob Hale, former Department of Defense comptroller and senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the possibility that DoD...
Tensions on the rise between Silicon Valley and DoD

Tensions on the rise between Silicon Valley and DoD

Bill Greenwalt, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, discusses the growing discord between the...
DoD IG releases 2018 Compendium of Open Recommendations

DoD IG releases 2018 Compendium of Open Recommendations

Troy Meyer, Assistant Inspector General of Audit at the Defense Department, discusses the more than 1500 recommendations that the DoD...
Army’s push to shift millions of FY18 money to modernization efforts

Army’s push to shift millions of FY18 money to modernization efforts

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work discusses why the Army wants to shuffle around its development funding and what...
DoD’s long-awaited JEDI cloud proposal is released

DoD’s long-awaited JEDI cloud proposal is released

Dave Mihelcic, former Defense Information Systems Agency CTO and federal chief technology & strategy officer at Juniper Networks, discusses the...
DoD embarks on department-wide financial audit

DoD embarks on department-wide financial audit

In this special two-part interview, Department of Defense Deputy Chief Financial Officer Mark Easton details the department’s large-scale audit, and...
Capacity, technology & power misperceptions in US defense

Capacity, technology & power misperceptions in US defense

Wesley Hallman, senior vice president of Policy at the National Defense Industrial Association, discusses the perception problems that impact U.S...
Impact of FY19 NDAA negotiations on government contractors

Impact of FY19 NDAA negotiations on government contractors

Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, discusses some provisions in the 2019 NDAA that could affect how defense contractors...
Section 809 Panel releases Volume 2 report to Congress

Section 809 Panel releases Volume 2 report to Congress

David Drabkin, chair of the Section 809 Panel, discusses the second part of the panel’s report on defense acquisition and...
The use of Other Transaction Authority

The use of Other Transaction Authority

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics and senior adviser at the CSIS International Security...
Pentagon AI contract Project Maven dropped by Google

Pentagon AI contract Project Maven dropped by Google

Bob Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, discusses the possible fallout from Google not renewing their Project Maven contract and...
Congress, White House, Air Force examine space strategy

Congress, White House, Air Force examine space strategy

From Congress to the Pentagon, Government Matters dives into the debate surrounding a ‘Space Corps’ and uncovers why all eyes...
Navy reorganization aims to modernize business operations

Navy reorganization aims to modernize business operations

Thomas Modly, Under Secretary of the U.S. Navy, discusses the restructuring effort of the Office of the Navy Secretary, and...
Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows program links industry & military

Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows program links industry & military

Eric Briggs, director of the Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows Program, and Executive Fellows Lt. Col. Raphael Heflin, and Tam...
Lead IG Report: Observations from travel to Iraq, Afghanistan & Qatar

Lead IG Report: Observations from travel to Iraq, Afghanistan & Qatar

Glenn Fine, Principal Deputy Inspector General at the Department of Defense, discusses the latest Overseas Contingency Operations report, and why...
The Pentagon Beat – April 11, 2018

The Pentagon Beat – April 11, 2018

Defense Reporter Tony Capaccio from Bloomberg News and Tony Bertuca, chief editor at Inside the Pentagon, discuss the latest news...
Making the case for an ‘Artificial Intelligence Agency’

Making the case for an ‘Artificial Intelligence Agency’

Robert Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense, and senior counselor for defense at the Center for a New American Security,...
Report: Using data to make spending decisions at DoD

Report: Using data to make spending decisions at DoD

Tim Dinapoli, director of Acquisition & Sourcing Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses how data gathering at the...
The effect of DoD satellites on the private sector

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 new Department...
AT&L reorganization underway at the Defense Department

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 DoD,...
DoD Comptroller defends Pentagon’s nearly $1B audit

DoD Comptroller defends Pentagon’s nearly $1B audit

Tina Jonas, senior adviser (non-resident) at the CSIS International Security Program, discusses the Department of Defense’s massive audit into their...
Top priorities for Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee

Top priorities for Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, discusses how his committee is overseeing the Department...
DoD’s Cloud Industry Day (Video Report)

DoD’s Cloud Industry Day (Video Report)

On March 7, the Department of Defense aimed to clear up confusion during an industry day for the Joint Enterprise...
DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

DoD hosts industry day for JEDI cloud contract

On March 7, the Department of Defense aimed to clear up confusion during an industry day for the Joint Enterprise...
Report: DoD needs to take action to promote collaboration

Report: DoD needs to take action to promote collaboration

One of the provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization act required the Department of Defense to increase collaboration across...
Innovation & acquisition at the Defense Department

Innovation & acquisition at the Defense Department

As the Other Transaction Authority grows in popularity at the Department of Defense, it is quickly becoming a new standard...
House bill aims to reduce military spouse unemployment

House bill aims to reduce military spouse unemployment

Members of the military are increasingly becoming the primary earners for families. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, between...
Use of “Other Transaction Authority” in DoD acquisition shop

Use of “Other Transaction Authority” in DoD acquisition shop

As the military is exploring different acquisition methods, a strategy called “Other Transaction Authority” is quickly gaining traction.  OTA is...
Data Crunch: Cyber spending

Data Crunch: Cyber spending

In the proposed FY19 budget the White House recently sent to Congress, an item in the Department of Defense’s section...
Defense Department grapples with budget uncertainty

Defense Department grapples with budget uncertainty

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recently said that while she welcomed the increase in funding provided by the...
Navigating the split of the AT&L office at the Pentagon

Navigating the split of the AT&L office at the Pentagon

In late 2017, the Department of Defense announced that the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics office would be split into two...
Impact of DoD’s sole-source cloud contract on industry

Impact of DoD’s sole-source cloud contract on industry

When the Department of Defense unveiled their plan to obtain a new cloud computing contract, the industry response was somewhat...
EXCLUSIVE: Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan discusses his style of military management

EXCLUSIVE: Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan discusses his style of military management

Patrick Shanahan, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, says that the current approach to managing operations at the Pentagon is just...
DoD warns Congress about the impact of another CR

DoD warns Congress about the impact of another CR

Tina Jonas, former chief financial officer at the Department of Defense, explains how another continuing resolution could impact the Pentagon.
Pentagon announces major change to acquisition structure

Pentagon announces major change to acquisition structure

Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, discusses the Pentagon’s announcement of its plan to...
Pentagon announces major change to acquisition structure

Pentagon announces major change to acquisition structure

Vago Muradian, editor of the Defense & Aerospace Report, discusses the Pentagon’s decision to split their undersecretary of defense for...
GAO reviews the Internet of Things at DoD

GAO reviews the Internet of Things at DoD

Joseph Kirschbaum, director of defense and capabilities management issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses the potential impact of IoT...
Budget deal boosts defense spending

Budget deal boosts defense spending

Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the budget deal reached in Congress and...
Congress makes deal, gives DoD 2017 spending boost

Congress makes deal, gives DoD 2017 spending boost

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling and former general counsel to the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the boost...
DOD Inspector General Audit Policy and Oversight Report

DOD Inspector General Audit Policy and Oversight Report

Carolyn Hantz, assistant inspector general for audit policy and oversight at the Department of Defense, discusses her latest report on contracting...
Department of Defense funding in FY17

Department of Defense funding in FY17

David Hawkings, Senior Editor at CQ Roll Call talks about the defense appropriations bill, and how long the Department of...