Roger Zakheim

Unpacking the $750B FY20 defense budget

Unpacking the $750B FY20 defense budget

Roger Zakheim, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation & Institute, discusses potential implications from the FY20 defense budget...
National Defense Strategy Commission releases report

National Defense Strategy Commission releases report

In this special two-part discussion, Roger Zakheim, member of the National Defense Strategy Commission and director of the Ronald Reagan...
Priorities for House Armed Services Committee in 116th Congress

Priorities for House Armed Services Committee in 116th Congress

Roger Zakheim, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation & Institute, discusses goals and challenges for the new House...
Defense spending negotiations underway on Capitol Hill

Defense spending negotiations underway on Capitol Hill

Roger Zakheim, director of the Ronald Reagan Institute and former general counsel of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the...
Senate prepares to start work on FY19 NDAA

Senate prepares to start work on FY19 NDAA

Roger Zakheim, director of the Reagan Institute and former deputy staff director of HASC, discusses the Senate’s defense authorization priorities...
White House releases National Security Strategy

White House releases National Security Strategy

Roger Zakheim, partner at Covington & Burling, discusses the highlights from the National Security Strategy released by the White House...
Mattis: The time is not right for Space Corps, SecDef reorg

Mattis: The time is not right for Space Corps, SecDef reorg

Roger Zakheim, partner at Covington & Burling, discusses Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ National Defense Authorization Act requests to negotiators in...
Government Matters (Full Show) – October 25, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – October 25, 2017

Politico defense reporter Jacqueline Klimas and Military.com managing editor Brendan McGarry join Francis for this edition of the Pentagon Beat....
Impact of fall legislative calendar on Pentagon

Impact of fall legislative calendar on Pentagon

Roger Zakheim, Partner at Covington & Burling, discusses the impact of the fall legislative calendar on the Pentagon.
Defense budget debate underway on Capitol Hill

Defense budget debate underway on Capitol Hill

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, discusses what might and might not be included in this year’s National Defense...
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...
Government Matters (Full Show) – May 2, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – May 2, 2017

Jessica Lucas Judy — acting director of strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office — discussed her office’s latest report...
The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB

The future of budget negotiations between DoD and OMB

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, explained why President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks hint at future budget battles among...
Government Matters (Full Show) – December 22, 2016

Government Matters (Full Show) – December 22, 2016

Defense Health Agency director Vice Adm. Raquel Bono discussed the possible implications of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, the...
Government Matters (Full Show) – November 22, 2016

Government Matters (Full Show) – November 22, 2016

Robert Bigman, founder of 2BSecure and former chief information security officer at the CIA, discussed pending recommendations from the Commission...
Chances for a reprogramming request at the Department of Defense

Chances for a reprogramming request at the Department of Defense

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling, discussed the chances for a reprogramming request at the Department of Defense.
Election could shake up Senate and House Armed Services Commitees

Election could shake up Senate and House Armed Services Commitees

Roger Zakheim, of counsel at Covington and Burling, discusses how this election could impact the make-up of the Senate and House Armed...
Government Matters (Full Show) – November 1, 2016

Government Matters (Full Show) – November 1, 2016

Roger Zakheim, of counsel at Covington and Burling, discusses how this election could impact the make-up of the Senate and House Armed...
The debate over readiness heats up in Washington

The debate over readiness heats up in Washington

Covington & Burling counsel Roger Zakheim offered a perspective on the debate over readiness being waged in Washington.
Government Matters (Full Show) – August 16, 2016

Government Matters (Full Show) – August 16, 2016

Tuesday on Government Matters: Capt. Jerry Hendrix (USN, Ret.), senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discussed...
House and Senate versions of the Defense Authorization Act

House and Senate versions of the Defense Authorization Act

Roger Zakheim, former Dep. Staff Director, House Armed Services Committee, discusses the differences between the House and Senate versions of...
Government Matters (Full Show) – July 26, 2016

Government Matters (Full Show) – July 26, 2016

Tuesday on Government Matters: Bob Gourley, former chief technology officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and co-founder of Cognitio, offered...
Carter takes ‘Force of the Future’ message on the road

Carter takes ‘Force of the Future’ message on the road

Roger Zakheim, counsel at Covington & Burling and former general counsel for the House Armed Services Committee, discussed Defense Secretary...