Some major initiatives are on the horizon at the Defense Department. Beyond sequestration and budget cuts, the Pentagon is planning for the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review. Clark Murdock, senior adviser and director of the Project on Nuclear Issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says DoD will have to think on several tracks simultaneously.
Mike Sullivan Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues Government Accountability Office
Big weapon programs can be difficult for the Defense Department to manage. But DoD is learning from mistakes and improving its weapon acquisition programs, according to the latest review of the department’s major weapons programs. Mike Sullivan, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, joins In Depth to discuss GAO’s examination of defense procurement.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006 as the producer and news anchor of the station’s morning drive program, the Federal Drive. He launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.