The Navy is establishing a new office to accelerate improvements in the department’s business operations, officials announced Tuesday. The new office of the chief management officer will replace the current deputy undersecretary for management and will be composed of “a small team of highly skilled experts and change agents,” according to a memo from Undersecretary Thomas Modly. The office initially will focus on improving audit outcomes and financial accountability, rationalizing and modernizing business systems, developing a data strategy for improved business operations, and reforming business operations across the Navy and Marine Corps, according to a news release.
“We must build a business operations culture that employs faster access to accurate information, reduces overhead and bureaucracy, and streamlines processes that impede rapid decision making,” said Modly, who, as the Navy’s chief management officer, will oversee the new office.
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