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Navy Secretariat to Focus on DoD’s National Defense Strategy by Consolidating Business Operations

Thomas Modly, undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, has crafted a business operations plan to help the Department of the Navy concentrate on fulfilling the Defense Department’s National Defense Strategy, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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He said the plan will develop a long-term mission that outlines goals in six-, 12-, 18- and 24-month intervals to address audit, cybersecurity, and data fidelity and integrity concerns.

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The announcement comes six months after Modly combined DoN’s management undersecretary and chief information officer positions and moved the roles under his jurisdiction.

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The plan aims to adhere to the tenets of the National Defense Strategy and prioritizes creating a more lethal force; boosting relationships with alliances and fostering new ones with other partners; and reorganizing the department for more streamlined operations.

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The DoN hopes the plan can serve as a communication platform for contractors to integrate their ideas with the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

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Modly said the department is considering the establishment of a chief data officer post, which must integrate its work with the Digital Warfare Office.

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