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Building the Base Episode 20: Elissa Slotkin, Representative Michigan’s 7th Congressional District

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 7th District to discuss the future of the defense industrial network.  Elissa’s experience…

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Building the Base Episode 19: Shyam Sankar COO, Palantir Technologies, Inc.

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join Shyam Shankar, Chief Operating Officer of Palantir, to discuss the future of the defense industrial network. Shyam’s experience…

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Building the Base Episode 18: Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solution

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join Steffanie Easter, Senior Vice President  and Chief Sustainability Officer at Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, to discuss the future…

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Building the Base Episode 17: Lieutenant General Michael Groen, former Commander of the DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, BENS hosts Hondo Geurts and Lauren Bedula interview Lieutenant General Michael Groen, USMC (Ret.) to discuss the future of the defense industrial…

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Building the Base Episode 16: The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, to discuss the future of…

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Building the Base Episode 15: Secretary Leon Panetta, Former SecDef, CIA Director, White House CoS, and U.S. Representative

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join Secretary Leon Panetta, founder of the Panetta Institute and former CIA director and Secretary of Defense, to discuss…

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Building the Base Episode 14: Congressman Michael John Gallagher, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren talk with Michael John Gallagher, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District to discuss the future of the defense…

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Building the Base Episode 13: Ted Schlein, Chairman and General Partner Ballistic Ventures and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join Ted Schlein, Chairman & General Partner, Ballistic Ventures and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins to discuss the future of…

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Building the Base Episode 12: The Honorable Katrina McFarland, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Katrina McFarland, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology joins our own Hondo Geurts and Lauren Bedula…

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Building the Base Episode 11: The Honorable Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Sue is currently the Director at CACI International which provides the unique expertise and distinctive technology that address customers’ greatest enterprise and mission challenges. She was the fifth Principal Deputy…