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Bob Martinage, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling for a fresh round of technology innovation to ensure America's military superiority. The push is part of what Hagel described as a "game-changing" strategy to sharpen the nation's military edge, even with tight budgets. Bob Martinage is former Navy under-secretary and technology aide to Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He's now a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to talk about the initiative.

Tags: DoD , Chuck Hagel , Bob Martinage , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , technology , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:33am EST
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Conversation with Authors: Professor Harry Lambright

Conversation with Authors: Professor Harry Lambright on Leaders and Leadership - Lessons from Robert Gates, Francis Collins, and NASA Administrators

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Harry Lambright , NIH , NASA , DoD , Francis Collins ,

Friday - 08/29/2014, 09:16am EDT

Senate report: VA's scheduling problems are a symptom of malpractice epidemic

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) investigation into Veterans Affairs hospitals reveals widespread manipulation, criminal activity and poor management.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , management , oversight , Congress , Senate , Tom Coburn , Sloan Gibson , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:13am EDT

In Depth Show Blog - March 5, 2014

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Chris Van Hollen , Bob Tobias , David Wessel , Steve Grundman , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:07pm EST

Gates: Compensation, benefits more than a third of DoD budget

When Robert Gates was secretary of Defense, he tried three years in a row to increase out-of-pocket expenses for TRICARE participants. But Congress voted that down every time.

Tags: DoD , budget , Quadrennial Defense Review , TRICARE , In Depth , benefits , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:39pm EST
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Panetta warns of 'disaster' from defense cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers' affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft.

Tags: defense , budget , DoD , DoD Report , Pentagon

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:23pm EDT

DoD makes it official: FCS is cancelled

Memo calls for smaller scale, incremental programs. Army must have plan in place in 30 days on how it will meet new project goals.

Tags: management , contracting , Ashton Carter , Army , DoD , GAO , Boeing , SAIC , FCS

Tuesday - 06/23/2009, 06:45pm EDT

The end for NSPS?

DoD authorization bill calls for all converted employees to return to GS system. Legislation also would suspend A-76 for three years.

Tags: pay & benefits , contracting , Rep. Ike Skelton , Rep. Jim Langevin , Rep. Susan Davis , Rep. Carol Shea-Porter , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , NSPS , pay for performance , A-76 , Public-private competitions , acquisition reform , pay raise , General Schedule system

Wednesday - 06/17/2009, 03:48pm EDT

DoD's cyber command would be next step in evolution

Experts say command would better organize military capabilities

Tags: technology , DoD , DISA , STRATCOM , NSA , DHS , USAF , Air Force , House Armed Services Committee , Henry Raduege , John Gilligan , Deloitte Touché , cybersecurity , Cyber review

Friday - 04/24/2009, 07:08am EDT
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