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Passing appropriations bill imperative in face of increasing global instability, says NDIA chair

The fiscal 2022 National Defense Authorization Act has passed, but Congress has yet to pass the annual appropriations bill, meaning the Defense Department (DoD) is still operating under a continuing resolution. Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro (USMC-ret.), chair of the National Defense Industrial Association and author of “The Ever-Shrinking Fighting Force,” says the failure to pass […]


US must get more out of its defense spending, says retired Marine Corps Major General

The Biden administration’s defense budget request is $715 billion. In constant dollars, that’s more than the Pentagon spent during the military buildup of the 1980s, but the size and capability of the force is far less today. MG Arnold Punaro (USMC-ret.), chief executive officer of The Punaro Group and retired Major General in the Marine […]


China is “eroding the technological edge” of the United States, warns defense expert

President Biden’s first hundred days in office include a “skinny budget” that clarifies some of the biggest defense priorities for his term, and the 2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community could become the blueprint for where those defense dollars go. MG Arnold Punaro (USMC-ret.), CEO of The Punaro Group, said a fundamental […]


The Senate Appropriations Committee and FY2021 spending

MG Arnold Punaro (USMC-ret.), CEO of The Punaro Group, discusses defense spending, the National Defense Strategy and national security in a Biden administration


The National Defense Authorization Act and the CMO job

MG Arnold Punaro (USMC-ret.), CEO of The Punaro Group, discusses why the Chief Management Officer position should be reformed and what changes should be made


The Defense Business Board and the DoD CMO

MG Arnold Punaro (USMC-ret.), CEO of The Punaro Group, covers what the Defense Business Board found and recommended regarding the Defense Department’s Chief Management Officer role

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