• Mattis Urges Pentagon’s New Chief Management Officer to ‘Set a Precedent’

    Mattis Urges Pentagon’s New Chief Management Officer to ‘Set a Precedent’0

    At a ceremony Friday to swear in John Gibson II as DOD’s first chief management officer, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Gibson will spearhead efforts to support the third line of effort in the National Defense Strategy — reforming the department for efficiency, capability and affordability. The practices of the department are not set in

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  • DOD Business Reform Needed to ‘Streamline Systems,’ Lord Says

    DOD Business Reform Needed to ‘Streamline Systems,’ Lord Says0

    In remarks at DOD’s first Human Capital Symposium in Southbridge, Mass., this week, Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions and sustainment, discussed the three lines of effort in the National Defense Strategy — lethality, strengthening alliances and partnerships, and business reform. Reform is a priority as “Secretary Mattis is well aware that the Pentagon

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  • New Office to Press for Business Transformation within Navy

    New Office to Press for Business Transformation within Navy0

    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

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