• Pentagon’s Manufacturing, Industrial Base Policy Office to Be Split under Reorganization

    Pentagon’s Manufacturing, Industrial Base Policy Office to Be Split under Reorganization0

    DOD’s Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office will be split up between the two successor organizations to the department’s former acquisition, technology and logistics office, two senior officials revealed Monday at the Farnborough Airshow. The office’s manufacturing component, including the Manufacturing Technologies program, will move to office of the undersecretary for research and engineering.

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  • White House Aims Ire at Organizational Reforms in Senate Policy Bill

    White House Aims Ire at Organizational Reforms in Senate Policy Bill0

    The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the Senate version of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill over dozens of provisions, but focused its criticism on the measure’s effort to reorganize the Pentagon. “Reorganizing DOD without careful study and consideration would undermine the department’s ability to continue to carry out its national security functions, and comes at a dangerous time, with U.S. forces deployed across the globe, including as part of the Counter-ISIL campaign and NATO mission in Afghanistan,” the Office of Management and Budget’s Statement of Administration Policy said. The administration singled out language which would eliminate the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, and assign its duties to multiple officials …

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  • Five-Year Pentagon Initiative to Cut Staff Costs by 25 Percent

    Five-Year Pentagon Initiative to Cut Staff Costs by 25 Percent0

    A Defense Department “delayering” initiative will trim headquarters staff costs by 25 percent in an effort to save $1.9 billion, according to David Tillotson III, DOD’s assistant deputy chief management officer. About 300 positions from the office of the secretary of Defense are being eliminated, including 243 that are filled. In defense agencies and field activities, 1,260 positions are slated for reduction. The streamlining is part of a broader reform, in which the department is restructuring its business processes and practices, particularly in support areas …

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