Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

  • Is an automatic CR the answer to government shutdowns?

    In the wake of the longest government shutdown in history, pushes to ensure one never happens again, primarily through an automatic continuing resolution, are picking up momentum. But just what is an automatic CR, and does one have a chance in Congress?

  • 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.

  • Todd Harrison: How will contractors deal with Trump post-inauguration?

    Boeing and Lockheed have both responded to complaints by President-elect Donald Trump over the cost of signature airplane projects. But what does this say about how contracting much less Defense policy will operate under the Trump administration? For some answers, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analytics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • Lawmakers demand answers on DIUx plan

    Congress fences off funds for the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment until DoD submits a report.

  • DoD’s yearning for innovation doesn’t always translate to dollars

    The Defense Department talks a big game on innovation, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to take big risks with investments.

  • 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.

  • 7 areas to watch in the FY 2017 defense budget

    Katherine Blakeley, research fellow for the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss her new report on the seven areas to watch in the FY 2017 defense budget. April 29, 2016

  • 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.