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Pentagon Solutions

Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

Hosted by Francis Rose, Pentagon Solutions is a deep-dive conversation series that calls on defense experts both inside and outside of DoD to share ideas to solve the big challenges the defense community faces.

Pentagon budget situation revolves around readiness

Retired Adm. John Harvey, former commander of the Fleet Forces Command, joins Francis Rose.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 05:53pm EST
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House panel looks at reforming DoD acquisition process

Bill Greenwalt, a visting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 12:05pm EDT
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Army, private sector solve energy problems together

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment, joins Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 06:34pm EDT
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What will the government reopening mean for DoD?

Gordon Adams of the Stimson Center and American University and Todd Harrison, senior fellow for Defense Budget Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, join Francis Rose.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 06:33pm EDT
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Pentagon's future goes from bad to worse in fiscal 2014

Todd Harrison, fellow for Defense Budget Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined host Francis Rose on Pentagon Solutions.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:01pm EDT
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American Defense industry is in a tough spot

Steve Grundman, former deputy undersecretary of defense for industrial affairs, is in studio talking about the tough spot the defense industry is in.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:50pm EDT
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DoD plans for new year under sequestration

We listen to highlights from a House Armed Services Committee hearing: "Planning for Sequestration in Fiscal Year 2014 and Perspectives of the Military Services on the Strategic Choices and Management Review."

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 07:32pm EDT
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Hagel, Dempsey discuss Washington Navy Yard shooting

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey discuss the Navy Yard shooting. Hagel says he's employing a broad communication strategy and conducting multiple security reviews.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:30pm EDT
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How will draw down in Middle East affect DoD's operational energy?

The Center for Strategic and International Studies examines DoD's operational energy for the upcoming decade as military branches restructure and draw down in the Middle East.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 07:44pm EDT
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Cropsey calls 'Mayday' on Navy's declining supremacy

Seth Cropsey, the former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, talks about the basics of the Navy's struggles.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:52pm EDT
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Hagel talks sequestration and readiness

Secretary of State Chuck Hagel speaks to marines about the impact of sequestration on the military's readiness. Also, Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven Kwast discusses the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:19pm EDT
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DoD's Beth McGrath reviews the Strategic Management Plan

On this week's Pentagon Solutions, Beth McGrath, deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, breaks down the newly released Strategic Management Plan.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 03:30pm EDT
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'Dissecting the Pentagon's Strategic Choices'

This week on Pentagon Solutions, Francis Rose listens to highlights from a recent event at the Brookings Institution.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 01:45pm EDT
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DoD analyst recommends dropping QDR

On today's Pentagon Solutions, sponsored by DRS Technologies, Francis Rose discusses Quadrennial Defense Review with Doug Wilson, senior fellow in residence at the Truman Project and Center for National Policy. (This show is a repeat from July 25)

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 08:12pm EDT
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DoD analyst recommends dropping QDR

On today's Pentagon Solutions, sponsored by DRS Technologies, Francis Rose discusses Quadrennial Defense Review with Doug Wilson, senior fellow in residence at the Truman Project and Center for National Policy.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 08:12pm EDT
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Senate committee examines progress on wartime contracting

Today's Pentagon Solutions plays highlights from a hearing on the status of wartime contracting reforms mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 09:44pm EDT
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DoD sees future in military children, families

DoD explored new ideas for military families and child education during the Military Child Education Coalition 15th National Training Seminar.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 08:19pm EDT
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Dempsey: DoD preparing for new cyber reality

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed DoD's cyber posture at a recent Brookings Institution event. Dempsey says part of the planning process is forcing DoD leaders to look outward at the changing world.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 08:00pm EDT
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Hammack talks Army renewable energy projects

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment, joins In Depth with Francis Rose for the Pentagon Solutions feature to discuss Army renewable energy projects.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 03:38pm EDT
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Kendall offers update on DoD's Better Buying Power Initiative

Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and Dr. Ash Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, recently gave an update on the agency's Better Buying initiative at an event held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:12pm EDT
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