Bryan Clark

  • Bryan Clark: What’s going on with all these Navy collisions?

    Bryan Clark, former special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, offers insight into what might be going on inside a troubled Navy.

  • What would a 10 percent increase in defense funding buy?

    Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses what a 10 percent increase in defense funding would actually buy.

  • Bryan Clark: Navy needs to be restructured to meet future defense needs

    Beyond arguing for a larger fleet, authors of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments report on the potential boost of defense funding, say the Navy needs to be re-structured to meet likely future threats. Bryan Clark, a senior fellow at the center, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what that re-imagined fleet would look like.

  • Unmanned subs, virtual reality goggles: Technology reshapes military

    Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Dr. Caroline Mahoney of the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center discuss new technology on Pentagon Solutions.

  • Bryan Clark: Are unmanned ships the wave of the future?

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA ) has developed a 130-foot boat that can prowl the seas unmanned. Military officials think it can be effective in detecting submarines. Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, gives Federal Drive with Tom Temin an assessment of whether this is where we’re headed.

  • DoD is better defining what lowest price means in contracts

    The Defense Department is trying to be more transparent in the way it prices contracts.

  • Experts say Carter’s cautious reforms aren’t bold enough

    Despite calls that Carter’s Defense reforms aren’t exactly daring, experts said they are a move in the right direction.

  • Bryan Clark: DoD faces 5 strategic challenges in funding

    The Pentagon didn’t get everything it wanted for 2017 in the President’s budget proposal. But it got a lot: $524 billion in the base, plus another $59 billion for overseas contingency operations. It’s a mix of cost-cutting reforms and investments in what the brass sees as five strategic challenges. Bryan Clark, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his insight.

  • EMS warfare poses serious threat to armed forces

    The U.S. military used to enjoy dominance over the airwaves, but it’s fallen behind in the race for the latest technology, making it a potential EMS warfare target.

  • Carter scolds Navy Secretary over spending priorities

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Navy to cut back on capacity and invest more in capability in a letter last week.