Pentagon Update: Push to Streamline Bureaucracy Expected to Fade amid Shakeup

Pentagon Update: Push to Streamline Bureaucracy Expected to Fade amid Shakeup

One issue likely to get lost in the shuffle at the Pentagon following the departure of Secretary Jim Mattis is management reform, says a former DOD and Office of Management and Budget official. “I think that is going to lose momentum,” said Marc Cancian, with the department’s top posts now filled by individuals on an acting basis, including the chief management officer position. “I don’t think it had much momentum to begin with, but whatever little momentum it had will be gone,” Cancian, now a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ international security program, told Defense News. “Six months ago there was a lot of talk about management reform, but you don’t hear about any big changes that are in the wind.”

DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber Smith

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