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The BGOV Defense Summit: The New Pentagon Reality

On this week's Capital Impact show, Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's inaugural budget with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook.
February 27, 2014

Tags: acquisition , DoD budget , Chuck Hagel , Allen Scott , Peter Cook , Admiral James Winnefeld , Joint Chiefs of Staff , procurement , contracting , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:56pm EST
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Women Cleared to Serve on Subs

The Pentagon has moved to lift a decades-old policy that prohibits women from serving aboard Navy submarines. The Associate Press reports, it's part of a gradual reconsideration of women's roles in a military fighting two wars whose front lines can be anywhere. At issue is the end of a policy that kept women from serving aboard the last type of ship off-limits to them. The thinking was that the close quarters aboard subs would make coed service difficult to manage. Defense Secretary Robert Gates notified Congress in a letter signed Friday that the Navy intends to repeal the ban on women sailors on subs. Congress has 30 days to weigh in.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Navy , Robert Gates , Congress

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 12:00pm EST

Probing problems with Pentagon procurement

Sec. Gates discusses the shortcomings of contracting and procurement policies

Tags: mngt , contracting , pentagon , President , Barack Obama , Robert Gates , Congress , procurement , Senate , Armed Services Committee ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2009, 06:12am EST
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A look at McHugh's credentials

Tags: Army , John McHugh , Lawrence Korb

Wednesday - 06/03/2009, 10:05am EDT
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Military retirees react to TRICARE fee proposal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to impose what he says are "modest" fee increases on some TRICARE beneficiaries. We'll have reaction from the groups who'll be impacted.

Tags: DoD Report , Robert Gates , TRICARE , health care , military retirees , veterans health , fee hikes , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 10:13am EST
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Caution About Afghanistan

The Associated Press] says Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday told Marines being deployed to Afghanistan that a U.S. victory there would look similar to progress in Iraq, but he cautioned that more civilians with skills beyond the battlefield will be needed, The Obama administration has called up 17,000 more troops to supplement the 38,000 American troops already fighting a resurgence of the Taliban. It said last month it would send several hundred citizens, from agronomists to economists, to work on reconstruction and development issues as part of the military's counterinsurgency campaign.

Tags: pentagon , Afghanistan ,

Friday - 04/24/2009, 11:47am EDT