National Defense Week, May 15, 2016

Chief of Naval Research Admiral Mat Winter details the robotics, virtual reality, and drone technology his team will demonstrate at the Sea Air Space conference this week; Washington Examiner defense reporter Jacqueline Klimas explains why Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain wants to kill Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Frank Kendall’s job, and details the committee’s version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act; Ben FitzGerald of the Center for a New American Security, co-author of a list of suggestions to improve DIUx two weeks ago, compares the suggestions to the reality of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s reorganization announcement this week; Sharon Burke of the New America Foundation, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs and a member of the Obama transition team, on what the next transition team is likely to look for when they evaluate this administration’s programs like DIUx and Better Buying Power; and Barry Pavel of the Atlantic Council, former NSC and DoD official on what a healthy NSC-DOD relationship looks like in light of the New York Times story on Obama administration official Ben Rhodes.

National Defense Week 5/15/16

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