• Pentagon Stands up New Sustainment Office

    Pentagon Stands up New Sustainment Office0

    DOD has started the process of merging the office responsible for energy and installations with the office responsible for logistics and materiel readiness following the Senate’s confirmation earlier this month of Robert McMahon for the newly created position of assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment. McMahon, who had been ASD for logistics and materiel

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  • Nominee for New Pentagon Sustainment Post Gains Senate Confirmation

    Nominee for New Pentagon Sustainment Post Gains Senate Confirmation0

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Robert McMahon as assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment, a newly created office that will absorb the individual components of the ASD for energy, installations and environment office. McMahon has been ASD for logistics and materiel readiness. DOD is merging the two offices into the new sustainment office as

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  • Pentagon Restructuring Coming Together

    Pentagon Restructuring Coming Together0

    Key leadership slots on the organization chart for the nascent office of the undersecretary of acquisition and sustainment (A&S) are starting to fill up, after nominees for two senior positions were reported out of the Senate Armed Services Committee this week — Alan Shaffer for A&S deputy undersecretary and Robert McMahon for assistant secretary of

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  • Inside the Pentagon: Restructuring ahead of Schedule; Democrats Criticize Use of DOD Funds for Border Wall

    Inside the Pentagon: Restructuring ahead of Schedule; Democrats Criticize Use of DOD Funds for Border Wall0

    Many of the organizational changes within DOD stemming from the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics office into two smaller organizations should be in place by the end of the first quarter of 2019, one year ahead of schedule, Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, told Defense News. “I

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  • Memo Outlines New Organizational Structure for DOD Facilities Offices

    Memo Outlines New Organizational Structure for DOD Facilities Offices0

    The individual components that now make up the office of the assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for energy, installations and environment would be shifted to a newly created ASD for sustainment, as part of the reorganization plan triggered by the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics (AT&L) office into two

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  • Study on Merger of Installations, Operational Energy Organizations Coming, DOD Official Says

    Study on Merger of Installations, Operational Energy Organizations Coming, DOD Official Says0

    A report on the status of the merger that created the office of the assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for energy, installations and environment should be available later this year, according to recent testimony submitted by Pete Potochney, the acting head of the office. The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill directed DOD to prepare the report, one year after the merger of the ASD for operational energy plans and programs and the office of the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment. “I can tell you that through the merger operational energy functions have benefited from additional resources and collaboration with complementary functions related to installation energy, facilities investment and management, and basing,” Potochney said …

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