Seven weeks after the Wall Street Journal first reported that top leaders planned to remove John Gibson II, the Pentagon’s first-ever chief management officer (CMO), for a “lack of performance,” DOD’s No. 3 official remains at his post. Gibson, whose primary duty is reforming the department’s business operations including real property management, essentially is in limbo; he knows he’s on the way out, but the timing of an official announcement still is unclear, reports Defense News. Possible replacements include Robert Daigle, director of cost assessment and program evaluation, and Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy. Regardless of when Gibson leaves, the administration probably won’t be able to have a successor in place until sometime next year.
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