The BGOV Defense Summit: The New Pentagon Reality

February 27, 2014 — Bloomberg Government convened policymakers, members of Congress, military and defense industry leaders for its first annual Washington Defense Summit, for a comprehensive discussion of budget priorities, procurement strategy, and the technologies transforming the warfighter and the defense industry. On this weeks edition of Capital Impact we’re joined by Admiral James Winnefeld Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as he’s interviewed by Bloomberg Television’s Peter Cook about Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s inaugural budget.

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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.
Peter Cook is Bloomberg Television’s chief Washington correspondent, providing in-depth coverage of Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and regulatory and legislative issues from Washington D.C. Cook anchored Bloomberg Television’s primary and election night coverage during the 2008 presidential election and conducted interviews with all the major candidates. The son of a former Newsweek Rome bureau chief, Cook lived in Italy in his early youth. Cook is a graduate of Duke University and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Admiral James Winnefeld serves as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s second highest-ranking military officer. Winnefeld also served as commander, United States 6th Fleet; commander NATO Allied Joint Command, Lisbon; and, commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO. He most recently served as the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).