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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

McHugh Establishes Commission to Streamline Army Bureaucracy

  • August 16, 2011
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In an effort to make the Army a more “agile, cost-effective organization,” the service is creating a panel to identify and carry out improvements to its organizational and business structures.

“We’re not just asking people to change the way they budget. We’re asking them to change the way they think,” Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday.

The first step for the Institutional Army Transformation Commission will be implementing changes, including installations management reforms, already recommended by an Army task force stood up to look for efficiencies. To date, the task force has launched efforts to root out overlap and redundancies in research and development, review temporary organizations and task forces to see if they are still needed, consolidate and streamline the requirements process, optimize Army acquisitions and make changes in human capital management, according to an Army statement.

The commission will continue to assess new opportunities to streamline Army management and structure over the next three years.

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