On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests in segment one are Michael Bayer, former chairman of the Defense Business Board and the president of the Dumbarton Strategies consultancy, and Arnold Punaro, the chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association and CEO of the Punaro Group consultancy to discuss the ongoing presidential transition.
In segment two, our roundtable guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International, Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners and Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute.
— Biden administration’s first 100 days and what it tells us about it’s approach to the rest of its term in office
— Disconnect between White House and congressional leaders, including over the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act
— Outlook for Biden’s infrastructure measure
— Implications of the return of earmarks and prospectors for unfunded requirements lists
— Key takeaways from House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., at the American Enterprise Institute
— Recap of HASC hearing on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II fighter and strategic forces hearings at HASC and SASC
— Economic impact of the administration’s proposed tax increases
— Analysis of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address and update on Iran talks
— President Biden’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide and relations with Turkey
— House measure on Saudi Arabia and impact on US relations with the Gulf Kingdom