Katherine Kidder, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Amy Schafer a research associate for the military, veterans and society program there, tell Federal Drive with Tom Temin the all-volunteer military force is showing serious strains. They discuss what's causing them and offer some solutions going forward.
A new report from the Center for a New American Security finds females make up an increasing percentage of the national security workforce, but less so in leadership positions.
DoD and Congress have been working on trimming the civilian workforce for years. Will the new OMB memo do anything different?
The Defense Department has been trying to get a clear sense from the White House about what it wants and does not want in the overseas contingency operations (OCO) budget. But the last administration's budget office left those decisions for the new administration. So now what?
Amy Schafer, a research associate at the Center for a New American Security, says the Budget Control Act is putting Marine Corps aviators' lives in danger. They've experienced a spike in training accidents. Schafer tells Federal News Radio's Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin how budget constraints affect Marine pilots.
Viola's nomination was out of the blue, but experts say that might work to his advantage. Outsiders can create an opportunity for change through new perspectives.
President-elect Donald Trump's promises to expand the military are bringing up classic debates that may end with a bigger force structure.
Congress fences off funds for the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment until DoD submits a report.
Pentagon Solutions talks to Charles Tiefer, law professor at the University of Baltimore, and Kelly Sayler, associate fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
China, Russia and Iran are all working on so-called anti-access and area-denial capabilities and missile systems aimed at neutralizing U.S. carriers. That's according to a new study by the Center for a New American Security. For details, Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke to principal author Kelley Sayler.
With one year before the next presidential election, it's a safe bet the next administration will face challenges dealing with military veterans and with the still-troubled Veterans Affairs Department. Now the Center for a New American Security has come up with a comprehensive blueprint for the military and veterans community. Report co-author Kate Kidder shared some of the highlights with Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Navy is analyzing results from F-35 Joint Strike Fighter testing off the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower. The latest problems of the F-35 program are pilot weight limits due to ejector seat problems, a promise from the new prime minister of Canada to cancel his country's participation in the program, not to mention budget and scheduling issues with the Ford-class aircraft carrier program. Retired Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix, senior fellow and director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security, talks the future of naval aviation with In Depth with Francis Rose.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald says most veterans don't know what Blue Button, E-Benefits or MyHealtheVet are and what each of those services can do for them. He wants his new Veterans Experience Officer -- Tom Allin -- to consolidate the department's websites into one. Phil Carter is a senior fellow and director of the Military, Veterans and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose why simplifying everything could be an even bigger challenge for the VA.
The Navy believes it finally has the major structural problems of the Littoral Combat Ship behind it. The program executive officer for LCS Mission Modules -- Captain Casey Moton -- says the program is making strides. Retired US Navy Captain Jerry Hendrix is senior fellow and director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose where the program stands and what the obstacles may be.