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West 2018

Naval ship in Portland

Exploring the USS Portland

At West 2018, Government Matters received a tour of one of the Navy’s latest seafaring vessels, the USS Portland. Join us as we get an inside look at the new hovercraft-launching, laser-toting San Antonio-class flagship.

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Talking to industry at the West 2018 conference

At West 2018, many different contractors showed off their latest technology. We spoke with some of those who made the pilgrimage to San Diego to present their products and interact with customers, including representatives from Booz Allen Hamilton, Ocean Aero,  CSRA, Samsung Federal,  Extreme Networks, Lookout, Huntington Ingalls Industries  and Deloitte Consulting.

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Government Matters with Adm. Scott Swift

Readiness & lethality of the U.S. Pacific Fleet

Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet, spoke with Government Matter’s Francis Rose during last week’s West 2018 Sea Service conference in San Diego, co-sponsored by AFCEA International and U.S. Naval Institute. Swift discussed improving the armada’s overall readiness, and moving away from “checklist” culture.

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Government Matters with Capt. John Watkins

Mission and goals of the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center.

Captain John Watkins, Commanding Officer of the Naval Information Warfighting Development Center, met with Government Matters’ Francis Rose at West 2018 – a Sea Service conference in San Diego, co-sponsored by AFCEA International and U.S. Naval Institute. The two discussed the early successes, future goals and “ninjas” of the Navy’s information warfare tactical training program.

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Government Matters with Col. Greg Griffin

Top 2018 priorities for Pentagon’s JRSS Program

Colonel Greg Griffin, Chief of the JRSS Program Management Office at DISA, sat down with Francis Rose at the West 2018 Sea Service conference in San Diego, co-sponsored by AFCEA International and U.S. Naval Institute. They discussed the program’s mission to modernize and secure networks at the Department of Defense, and their plans for the […]

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Government Matters with Patrick Shanahan

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 like the strategies found in private industry. “I think what’s really great about this job is that I did this for 30 years already,” Shanahan said. “Working at Boeing was like spring training, and we’re […]

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Government Matters with Patrick Shanahan

DepSecDef Shanahan: “I’m most excited about modernization”

Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Government Matters’ Francis Rose this week at West 2018 — a Sea Service conference in San Diego co-sponsored by AFCEA International and U.S. Naval Institute. They discussed elements from the 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Pentagon’s push to become more affordable, […]

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