Author Archive: Francis Rose

AFCEA DC lunch: Army’s strategic direction for modernizing network, IT

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I was very pleased to be invited to host a terrific discussion for AFCEA DC yesterday at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington. The chapter’s annual Army luncheon was an update on the Army’s strategic direction for modernizing its network…
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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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More photos from American University Roger Jones Award ceremony

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Once again my thanks to photographer Bill Petros for the fantastic photos of the Roger Jones Award ceremony, hosted by the American University School of Public Policy at the Ritz Carlton in DC Thursday night. More details on the ceremony are posted here….
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GAO, IRS officials win AU Roger Jones Award for leadership

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Last night the American University School of Public Affairs presented two government leaders with the 2017 Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership. I was honored that AU invited me to be the emcee of the award presentation, and to…
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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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