On this Washington Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are Dov Zakheim, PhD, former DoD comptroller, now with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpha Partners, Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Bob Hale, former Pentagon comptroller and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
— Key takeaways from Friday’s Aspen Security Forum discussions with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks
— National security elements of President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress
— A look at when the Biden administration will submit its budget request to Congress
— Implications of Biden’s focus on human rights and drive for greater Buy American strictures on US national security and allies
— The need to change the Pentagon’s internal financial planning processes
— Shift of people and units to the US Space Force