Former Air Force Secretary Michael Donley will lead a efficiency review of the Defense Department with the intent to streamline its operations and achieve $40 billion in cost savings over the next decade, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Andrea Shalal-Esa writes Donley will head a team of Pentagon officials and outside experts to help the agency meet its 10-year expense reduction goal.
Reuters reports the Pentagon aims to reduce the number of personnel who directly report to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter issued a memo Monday asking the review team to submit recommendations to Hagel by the end of next month, Shalal-Esa reports.
“The review will assess and recommend specific adjustments to (Office of the Secretary of Defense) OSD’s organizational structure and alignment in light of new fiscal realities and evolving security threats,” Carter wrote in the memo obtained by Reuters.