Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has indicated that the military will move forward with planned reforms to some of its operations and processes amid recent international incidents, Defense News reported Monday.
Marcus Weisgerber writes that the proposed reforms will focus on defense acquisition, military healthcare, weapon investments, the nuclear enterprise and the military size, among other areas.
“As many of these more immediate threats that face our country and the world … must be a priority; that said, we also have other responsibilities,” Hagel said at a recent press briefing, Weisgerber reports.
“There are probably another half-dozen reforms that we will continue to put high priorities on.”
The report said the Defense Department will also be filling in vacancies in the undersecretary and director positions to help bolster the reform initiatives to be led by Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work.
Work and Frank Kendall, the Pentagon acquisitions chief, have been working to ensure continued U.S. technological innovation through new acquisition and research and development planning programs, Weisgerber reports.