On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Eric Fanning, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, discusses the annual workforce study the trade body the organization develops with the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Ernst & Young consultancy — “How do you reshape today’s workforce and attract tomorrow’s talent?” — the impact of the CHIPS Act on developing future talent, the impact of inflation and supply chains on defense and aerospace manufacturing, the defense budget outlook as mid-term elections loom, the importance of congressional action on research and development tax credits that spur innovation, and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Sam Bendett of the Center for Naval Analyses who is also affiliated with the Center for a New American Security discuses Ukraine’s coordinated attack against Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol using unmanned air and surface vehicles; Dr. Bill Conley, the chief technology officer at Mercury Systems who is also the chairman of the Association of Old Crows, discusses on takeaways from AOC’s 59th annual conference and tradeshow last week, lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine, and moving faster to deliver electromagnetic, cyber and information capabilities; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners discusses recent corporate earnings and emerging trends, the defense spending implications of next week’s national elections, and a look at the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are “Rocket Ron” Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Richard Aboulafia of AeroDynamic Advisory and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners.
The Downlink [Oct 30, 22] No Satellites, No Economy: What You Need to Know About High Altitude Nuclear Detonation
To demystify just what is happening in the space capital markets and the space economy writ large, Laura Winter speaks with Justin Cadman Partner at Quilty Analytics; George Pullen, Chief Economist at Milky Way Economy, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in New York, and Author of the book, “Blockchain and the Space Economy”; and Brendan Rosseau, Researcher and Teaching Fellow at Harvard Business School, and Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.
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, Dr. Patrick Cronin of the Hudson Institute, Jim Townsend, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO who is now with the Center for a New American Security and Michael Herson of American Defense International.
Defense & Aerospace Daily Podcast [Oct 27 , 22] Randy Schriver on Latest Policy Discussions on China & Taiwan
On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Randy Schriver, a former assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs who is now the chairman of the Project 2049 Institute to fully normalize relations between the United States and Taiwan, discusses think tank’s new China Economic Strategy Initiative that aims to help US leaders craft better strategies to compete against China — and do it more quickly — assessing the Biden administration’s toughening approach to Beijing, the competitive strategy Washington needs, takeaways from the Chinese Communist Party’s recent congress, the capabilities America and Taiwan need to field to deter Chinese aggression, lessons Beijing and Taipei are drawing from Russia’s war on Ukraine and the global response to Moscow’s aggression, update on the Taiwan Policy Act and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
Cyber Report [Oct 27, 22] Fortress’ Nick Nilan & Bulelani Jili of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Nick Nilan’s, Fortress’ new chief revenue officer, discusses the implications of the Biden administration’s drive to shift from attestation to certifiable software bills of origin and materials to improve supply chain security, what it will take to improve security across government and industry, and how cyber threats continue to evolve; and Bulelani Jili, a Yenching scholar, cybersecurity fellow and PhD candidate at Harvard University who is also affiliated with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, discusses his issue paper — “China’s Surveillance Ecosystem and the Global Spread of its Tools” — China’s increasingly capable domestic cyber and surveillance industry, why governments turn to Beijing and how China benefits from exporting surveillance tools, how to the international community can stymie Chinese as well as Israeli and Russian surveillance exports, and whether the Biden administration’s export ban on chip making technology can stymie Beijing’s cyber surveillance ecosystem with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Dr. Harlan Ullman, an Atlantic Council senior advisor, strategist and author who is the chairman of the Killowen Group consultancy, discusses the Biden administration’s National Security Strategy and why it and the upcoming National Defense Strategy are both aspirational and unaffordable in his column “A National Security Strategy that is Viable and Affordable,” and the life and legacy of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter who died suddenly on Oct. 24 at age 68; and Paul Scharre, the vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the new report he co-authored with his colleague Megan Lambert, “Artificial Intelligence and Arms Control,” why it may prove important to control AI, past arms control models that could prove effective, enforcement and how the Biden administration’s export bans on chip making equipment to China are a means of AI arms control against Beijing with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this episode of the DefAero Report Daily Podcast, sponsored by Bell, Todd Harrison, the managing director for Metrea Strategic Insights, discusses his analysis of the Biden administration’s defense budget plans including growing personnel costs even before a planned 4.6 percent pay raise, what happens if the pay raise jumps to 6 percent because of inflation, a possible shortfall in operations and maintenance funding, budget share by military service and why Air Force funding is falling short, and whether the administration has launched a series of major top secret programs or has created a “bishop’s” fund to cover future costs; and Byron Callan of the independent Washington research firm Capital Alpha Partners on the administration’s export ban on chip making technology to China, whether additional countries will adopt Washington’s stance, curtailing Western hardware and software exports that improve Beijing’s military capabilities, lessons from Britain’s ruinous financial missteps and whether the GOP could follow suit in the wake of November electoral victory, Russia and Iran newsflow, and look at Lockheed Martin’s earnings and share buybacks and what to expect from the defense group as companies report earnings, and the week ahead with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are “Rocket Ron”…