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Sequestration worries uniformed leaders, Congress

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, in a visit to the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, discussed the challenges facing the Defense Department. Also, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) discussed the challenges of sequestration in a keynote address at a Brookings Institution event.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Francis Rose , Martin Dempsey , Kelly Ayotte , sequestration , budget

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Panetta warns of 'disaster' from defense cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress last Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers' affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft. Ramping up the pressure, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a bleak picture of the military and its power if the across-the-board reductions, known as "sequestration," go into effect beginning Jan. 2.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Leon Panetta , budget , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 04:55pm EDT

Lt. Gen. George Flynn on Joint Force Development

Lt. Gen. George J. Flyn, the Joint Staff's director of Joint Force Development, delivered the keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' conference "Challenges to Access and the U.S. Response: The Joint Operational Access Concept."

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Joint Staff , George J. Flynn , CSIS

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 09:01pm EDT
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Senate committee mulls F-35

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland, which oversees issues related to the Army, Air Force and, Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs, heard testimony this week on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , David Venlet , Janet Wolfenbarger , Walter Skiller , F-35 Lighting II , Francis Rose , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Dempsey: DoD mission relies on partnerships

The Pentagon's new strategy shifts the focus of the military's attention, and calls for more partnerships with countries around the world.

Tags: DoD , Francis Rose , In Depth , Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 06:30pm EDT

Renewable energy, repurposing buildings priorities for Army's Hammack

Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, joins Pentagon Solutions to discuss the Energy Initiatives Task Force, which focuses on creating large renewable energy projects on military bases.

Tags: Army , DoD , Energy , renewable energy , military bases , Katherine Hammack , In Depth , Francis Rose , Energy initiatives task force

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 05:39pm EDT
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GAO examines DoD's audit stance, weapons portfolio

Asif Khan, the director of financial management and assurance at GAO, and Mike Sullivan, the director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss two recent GAO report.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition , DoD , Selected Acquisition Report , Asif Khan , Mike Sullivan , GAO

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 07:04pm EDT
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NDU financial management course aims to build leaders

Ricardo Aguilera, the Defense Department Comptroller Chair at the Chief Financial Officer's Academy at the National Defense University's iCollege joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the course and the leadership skills it aims to enforce.

Tags: financial management , In Depth , Francis Rose , NDU , NDU iCollege , Ricardo Aguilera , CFO Academy

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 06:09pm EDT
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Budget, financial management key DoD issues

Al Tucker, the executive director of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, joined Pentagon Solutions for an hour-long discussion of the Defense Department's accounting, budget and financial matters.

Tags: In Depth , DoD , budget , accouting , financial management , Al Tucker , American Society of Military Comptrollers

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:56pm EST
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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.

Tags: DoD , budget , 2013 budget , defense budget , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:54pm EST
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