On today’s Pentagon Solutions, sponsored by DRS Technologies, Francis Rose discusses Quadrennial Defense Review with Doug Wilson, senior fellow in residence at the Truman Project and Center for National Policy. In Wilson’s recent opinion piece, “Ditch the QDR” published in “Defense One,” he argues the Pentagon has already met its four requirements of the 2014 QDR.
Steve Kelman Professor of Public Management Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
The Defense Department is scrubbing its financial books to see if it can cut furlough days for its civilian employees. But Defense officials warn House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee members furloughs could turn into layoffs if sequestration continues into fiscal 2014. Congressman Rob Wittman is the chairman of the House Readiness Subcommittee. He spoke with Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller about the Defense Department’s briefing and what civilian employees should expect.
Adam Sedgewick Senior Technology Policy Advisor National Institute for Standards and Technology
The creation of a national standard for cybersecurity is moving along for the National Institute for Standards and Technology. NIST is reviewing the results of a third workshop to build the voluntary cybersecurity framework, and they’ve already scheduled the fourth.
David Berteau Senior Vice President and Director, International Security Program Center for Strategic and International Studies
Problems in procurement at the Transportation Security Administration have Congress’s attention — on both sides of the aisle. The chairmen and ranking members of the House Homeland Security Committee and the transportation security subcommittee are co-sponsoring a bill to change TSA’s procurement process.