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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.

What are the implications of 2013 defense budget request?

David Berteau, the senior vice president and director of the CSIS International Security Program, and Ryan Crotty, a CSIS research associated with the group's Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the 2013 budget.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:54pm EST
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Defense think tank calls for shifting military bases in Middle East

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the influential defense think tank, has called on the U.S. military to redraw the map of military bases scattered throughout the Middle East. Mark Gunzinger, a senior fellow at CSBA, and his colleague Chris Dougherty joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the report.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 06:11pm EST
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Pentagon Solutions: NDU iCollege team on getting beyond checklist approach to cyber

Prof. Gilliam Duvall, Dr. John Saunders and Dr. John Hurley of the National Defense University joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss a cybersecurity workshop they hosted that focused on identifying and combating cyber threats.

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:40pm EST
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Is defense sequestration rhetoric overblown?

David Berteau, senior vice president and director of the International Security Program and Ryan Crotty, a research associate with the CSIS Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions. According to their research, the effect of sequestration on the defense budget may not be as catastrophic as Pentagon leaders have conjectured.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:05pm EST
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Is DoD workforce ready for financial management improvements?

In this week's "Pentagon Solutions," host Francis Rose brings highlights from the House Armed Services Committee Panel on Defense Financial Management and Auditability Reform hearing, "Is the Financial Management Workforce Positioned to Achieve DOD's Financial Improvement Goals?"

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 06:24pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Fixing contingency contracting, improving acquisition workforce

GAO's John Hutton and Belva Martin highlight conclusions from two recent reports.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:20pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Army's Katherine Hammack

Katherine Hammack is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 05:50pm EDT
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New oversight positions key to wartime contracting reform

Two of the eight members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan join In Depth to explain the recommendations in the commission's final report.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 05:46pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Gansler on the shrinking DoD budget

Jacques Gansler is the former undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 04:55pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Army aims for net zero energy

Katherine Hammack is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations & Environment in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Jumper: Breaking "titanium stovepipes" key to DoD success

Former Air Force Chief of Staff on solving the "people" challenges at the DoD.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 05:46pm EDT
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Pentagon shouldn't go penny-wise, pound-foolish

For many years, the Pentagon budget has been off-limits, but some Congressional decision-makers are saying things like "everything should be on the table."

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 07:35pm EST
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Brookings scholars on potential cuts to Pentagon budget

A ten percent DoD budget cut can be done, says Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon.

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 05:21pm EST

Understanding culture inside Pentagon key to DoD success

Appointees, military, and career civilians interact inside Pentagon, but all have different worldviews, goals, and methods of meeting the mission.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 06:42pm EST
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Zakheim: better acquisition workforce requires more money

To save money in contracting, DoD will have to spend money to build the acquisition workforce, former DoD Comptroller Dov Zakheim said.

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 07:10pm EST
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DoD reforms parallel Gansler Commission findings

Changes in the Pentagon's contracting process are taken from Jacques Gansler's 2007 report commissioned by Army Secretary Pete Geren.

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 07:49pm EDT

First-ever DoD Energy Security Forum highlights green strategies

Leaders from the military services and the White House discussed how the Department of Defense can turn energy use from a strategic and operational challenge to a key strength for the warfighter.

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 08:56pm EDT

Lynn: DoD cybersecurity strategy evolving

Deputy Defense Secretary says information technology, and the world's reliance on it, has redefined the front lines of national security.

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:42pm EDT
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