30 episodes

Join retired U.S. Navy Commander Guy "Bus" Snodgrass for an honest, behind-the-scenes account of America’s military in action.

Guy discusses innovation, technology and current events, along with their impact on America's national security and foreign affairs. Each week features new guests who provide an in-depth look at the topic at hand. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/htlpodcast/support

Holding the Line Guy Snodgrass

    • Government
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Join retired U.S. Navy Commander Guy "Bus" Snodgrass for an honest, behind-the-scenes account of America’s military in action.

Guy discusses innovation, technology and current events, along with their impact on America's national security and foreign affairs. Each week features new guests who provide an in-depth look at the topic at hand. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/htlpodcast/support

    Episode 25 - What Can Silicon Valley Teach the Military?

    Episode 25 - What Can Silicon Valley Teach the Military?

    What do you get when you take an incredibly large bureaucracy and combine it with a fast-paced environment and unrelenting technological change? 

    Join Ben Van Buskirk as we explore innovation within large organizations, what he learned during a one-year fellowship with a Silicon Valley tech company, and how we can all apply these lessons in our daily lives.

    A career naval officer, U.S. Navy Captain Ben van Buskirk held command of a naval aviation squadron and is now taking the helm at NavalX, the U.S. Navy's innovation lab charged with connecting experts and solutions to workforce needs and challenges.




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    • 41 min
    Episode 24 - Texas Power Outages and Resiliency

    Episode 24 - Texas Power Outages and Resiliency

    Living through last week's power outages, water shutoff, gasoline shortages, and 'run' on grocery stores brings to mind just how important it is to ensure resiliency for our nation's critical infrastructure, especially when we can forecast when and how challenges can occur. But what happens when a cyber-attack comes from nowhere to wreck havoc? Will we be prepared? What are the cascading societal effects of such actions?

    A shortened episode, we'll resume with a full-length episode next week with Ben van Buskirk as we discuss career diversity and how broadening experiences across a wide variety of industries can turbocharge your innovative potential.

    As mentioned in this episode, here are links to my latest book (TOPGUN's Top 10), as well as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Drop a line! 


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    • 15 min
    Episode 23 - Broaden Your Horizons with Jim Stavridis

    Episode 23 - Broaden Your Horizons with Jim Stavridis

    Few people have had the breadth of experience that Jim Stavridis brings to the table. A retired U.S. Navy 4-star admiral, Jim is an operating executive with the Carlyle Group, a global investment firm, and Chair of the Board of Counselors for McLarty Associates, an international consulting firm. He previously served as Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, is the author of numerous books, and serves as chief international diplomacy and national security analyst for NBC News in New York. His latest book, a novel authored with Elliot Ackerman, is titled 2034.

    Join us for a conversation about Jim's many lessons learned, what he views as key tools for finding success in life, and how he views opportunities in 2021 and beyond.

    You can reach me at my website, via Twitter @guysnodgrass, and can find my latest book, TOPGUN's Top 10: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit, at your favorite bookseller (like Amazon and Barnes and Noble).


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    • 42 min
    Episode 22 - Innovation with John Ferrari

    Episode 22 - Innovation with John Ferrari

    Join us for a conversation on innovation, cybersecurity, and the information economy with retired U.S. Army Major General John Ferrari. John is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute think tank as well as the Chief Administration Officer for QOMPLX, a cybersecurity firm, both located in Washington, D.C.

    Feel free to contact me at guy@guysnodgrass.com with any comments or show recommendations. Additionally, if you haven't already done so, I highly encourage you to check out my latest book, TOPGUN's Top 10: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit. You can follow me on Twitter @guysnodgrass.


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    • 50 min
    Episode 21 - Wired for War with Author Peter Singer

    Episode 21 - Wired for War with Author Peter Singer

    Join for a conversation on artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomy, and what our national security future looks like with noted author and strategist Peter Singer. Peter is a senior fellow at New America and the author of several bestselling books like Wired For War, Burn-In, and Ghost Fleet. The Wall Street Journal described Peter as "the premier futurist in the national- security environment” and he was named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterwsinger. 


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 20 - Inauguration and SolarWinds cyber attack with Adm. Mike Rogers

    Episode 20 - Inauguration and SolarWinds cyber attack with Adm. Mike Rogers

    This week's episode is a discussion of two important milestones in American history: the inauguration for the 46th President of the United States and the recent SolarWinds cyber attack. The inauguration and our response to it will define the next four years of political discourse in this country, but when we contemplate the long-term, few things are more critical to our "all-digital" national and economy than cybersecurity.

    Join retired U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Rogers, the recent National Security Agency director and U.S. Cyber Command commander, for a discussion about America's cyber vulnerabilities, the dangers this poses to our nation, and what we've learned from the recent SolarWinds attack.




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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Quatto ,

National Security Professionals- Listen Up!

As a an educator who teaches graduate, in-residence joint professional military education to senior officers, I strongly recommend this podcast for all National Security professionals. Interesting, credible, and cerebral, Guy Snodgras does a phenomenal job discussing future technological trends with top-notch guests. Would love to hear a future podcast with a guests from DARPA and/or the JAIC.

Cpt Black Boot ,

Holding the Line

Loved the book. It gives great insight on what goes on behind the scenes at the Pentagon. I have also enjoyed the podcast. I would like you to cover on a future podcast Geospatial technology and how it is used

Dreads Fan ,

Right now too much of an oral essay

Bus, you’ve got a ton of knowledge and experience from which to share. I think the podcast can, however, come across as like hearing an essay or background paper being delivered verbally. Food for thought: (a) I want to hear your point of view more, not just a well structured recitation of facts (eg with the Austin nomination). Your personal view doesn’t come thru enough - take a position. I’m still not sure your view on the Austin nomination (b) I think you need a foil of some sort who can better draw you out for shows where you aren’t interviewing someone.

Other thoughts: the topics can skew to “inside the beltway” - overly political - sometimes. Seems there are tons of topics for which you are highly qualified to cover, eg (a)the new navy fleet strategy which recognizes the vulnerabilities of carriers, (b) the role of fighter pilots in 25 years time , (c) more on the “opportunities” for the navy to improve (eg post CO retention and retention in general)

Best of luck.

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