Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., it’s Pentagon Solutions, where we take a deep dive into the most critical challenges the Defense Department deals with and we hear from experts inside and outside the building on how to deal with those challenges.
Today, it’s the budget deal that re-opens the federal government. The shutdown deal provides certainty for the Defense Department until Jan. 15. But sequester cuts are still scheduled for that date. The continuing resolution doesn’t address what happens to sequester cuts, it just gets the government open again. On Pentagon Solutions today, we heard from two defense budget experts — Gordon Adams of the Stimson Center and American University and Todd Harrison, senior fellow for Defense Budget Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
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, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.