Defense & Aerospace Podcast [Washington Roundtable May 07, 2020]

On this Roundtable episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests include Byron Callan of the independent equity research firm Capital Alpa Partners, Michael Herson, President and CEO, American Defense International and Mackenzie Eaglen of the American Enterprise Institute.
— Roundup of week on Capitol Hill has lawmakers maneuver for additional stimulus spending
— Analysis of Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s comments at the Brookings Institution about the Pentagon’s budget outlook in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and hard choices needed to trade legacy systems for future capabilities
— Impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to award spectrum to Ligado Networks over the Pentagon objections that doing so would undermine GPS signals
— Update on Senate confirmation hearings for top administration jobs including Director of National Intelligence, Navy Secretary and US Air Force Chief
— Assessment of news reports that the White House will send an enforcer to the Pentagon to ensure appointees and civil servants are loyal to the president and plans to exclude coronavirus survivors from future military service
— What to watch in the week ahead


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