Author Archive: Francis Rose

My Reagan National Defense Forum Panel on the military health system and TRICARE

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This weekend I had the great honor of moderating a panel at the renowned and esteemed Reagan National Defense Forum, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. My panel was titled “Military Health: Are We Providing a…
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I hosted a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum today

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Today I hosted a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. My panel was titled “Military Health: Are We Providing a Benefit Worthy of the Sacrifice?” Here’s a quick shot of…
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Today: recording live at AMSUS for Sunday’s Government Matters

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Today it was my pleasure to attend this year’s AMSUS annual meeting for the first time. The Government Matters team recorded five interviews that we’ll air within the next week, including three on this Sunday morning’s program at 10:30 on…
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Government acquisition leaders upbeat about Trump procurement moves

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Two of the top acquisition officials in government, Tom Sharpe of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and the acting Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy, Lesley Field, were among the guests at AFFIRM’s monthly luncheon speaker series event, “Buying Smarter: the Blueprint…
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TSA viral pat-down video raises two tough questions for all of government

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The Transportation Security Administration is in the spotlight again after a video that depicts a 13-year-old boy being patted down by an agent Sunday at the airport in Dallas, Texas. The video went viral almost immediately, and it has alarmed…
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UPDATE: TV, radio shows, fall event schedule

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Below is the latest edition of my newsletter, released on Friday, September 9. If you’d like to receive my updates on what’s going on in the federal marketplace before anyone else does, please go to FrancisRose.com and put your email…
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: New show – National Defense Week

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I am very pleased to announce that my new radio show, “National Defense Week”, will debut Sunday morning, March 6th, at 11am on WMAL, 630 AM and 105.9 FM in the Washington DC area. The show will be available on…
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Listen (John Batchelor): key VA scandal official pleads guilty

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Sharon Helman, the former VA official at the epicenter of the wait times scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs, pleaded guilty to filing a false financial disclosure Tuesday. I discussed the case with John Batchelor last night. My segment…
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