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Pentagon Solutions: Longstanding challenges plague federal acquisition personnel

Stan Soloway, the President and CEO of the PSC, and Phil Kangas, a principal with Grant Thornton, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the findings of a survey of federal acquisition personnel.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition , acquisition workforce , Grant Thornton , PSC , Stan Soloway , Phil Kangas

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 06:07pm EST
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Pentagon Solutions: DoD's evolving cyber posture

William Lynn, the former deputy Defense secretary played a significant role in improving DoD's cyber posture. Now, the CEO of defense contractor DRS Technologies, Lynn joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose for a deep-dive discussion into the Pentagon's cyber readiness and the changing nature of the cyber threats it faces.

Tags: William Lynn , Francis Rose , In Depth , DoD ,

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 06:10pm EST
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Pentagon Solutions: Sequestration becoming likely scenario

The authors of a new report from the Center for a New American Security, "Countdown to Sequestration: Why American Leaders Could Jump Off the Fiscal Cliff" argue "there is a strong possibility that sequestration will take effect" in January.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , In Depth , Francis Rose , CNAS , Nora Bensahel , Jacob Stokes , Joel Smith

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 07:06pm EST
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DoD's Wennergren on innovation, leadership

Dave Wennergren, assistant deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, joined Pentagon Solutions for a deep-dive discussion into technology, innovation, management and improving business processes at the Defense Department - and across the federal government.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Francis Rose , Dave Wennergren

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 05:49pm EST
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Pentagon Solutions: CSIS points to latest defense contracting trends

Guy Ben-Ari, the deputy director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS, and Greg Sanders, a senior fellow with the group, joined Pentagon Solutions to discuss the latest DoD contracting trends identified in the group's annual report.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , CSIS , David Berteau , Guy Ben-Ari , contracting , DoD , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 04:59pm EDT
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DISA plots out five year plan to keep DoD's cyber edge

The Defense Information Systems Agency's recently released five-year strategic plan takes a multi-pronged approach to building what DISA Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins calls "information superiority." Tony Montemarano, director of DISA's Strategic Planning and Information Directorate, joined Pentagon Solutions hosted by Francis Rose, to discuss how DISA leaders developed the new guidance.

Tags: DISA , technology , DoD , cybersecurity , Tony Montemarano , Ronnie Hawkins , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 04:12pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: DoD strategy, Air-Sea Battle and sequestration

Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, discussed the Obama administration's revised defense strategy, which indicated a shift toward the Asia Pacific region and the Air-Sea Battle concept of overseas military operations.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Brookings Institution , sequestration , Air-Sea Battle , DoD strategy

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 06:50pm EDT
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Army under secretary: With or without sequestration, DoD will shrink

Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal said if the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration go into effect, the impact to the Defense Department will be "devastating." At the same time, the DoD still must plan for cuts as tight budget continue and combat operations shrink.

Tags: Joseph Westphal , Army , DoD , budget , PTSD , sequestration , Congress , In Depth , BRAC

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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Retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Schwartz talks F22 safety during final press conference

Outgoing Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz, who retires in August, spoke to reporters during his last press conference at the Pentagon about the challenges facing the branch amid tensions with Congress and new geo-politics that pose security threats.

Tags: In Depth , Pentagon , Air Force , Norton Schwartz , Fighter Jets , F-22

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:21pm EDT

Defense company executives warn of layoffs if cuts go through

A slate of defense industry executives lined up to testify before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration would be devastating to their businesses and could lead to mass layoffs. The lack of action by Congress, so far, to avert the cuts has led to a "fog of uncertainty" even now, five months away from when sequestration would take effect, the CEO of Lockheed Martin testified.

Tags: budget , industry , DoD , defense industry , In Depth , Robert Stevens , Lockheed Martin , Pratt & Whitney , David Hess , EADS North America , Della Williams , Williams-Pyro , Sean O

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 10:06pm EDT
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