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DoD CMO Releases Initial Enterprise Business Reform Plan

The Department of Defense’s office of the chief management officer issued an initial plan to reform DoD’s enterprise business operations on Friday. 

OCMO set up three reform teams – human resources, supply chain and logistics and category management – to “establish a culture of continuous improvement focused on results and accountability” and oversee four activities cited in Section 921 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, according to the report.

The HR reform team is developing three reform efforts related to civilian resources management and those are regulatory reform, civilian hiring improvement and HR service delivery. The team also supports force lethality and readiness through workforce planning and management initiatives.

The logistics management activity under FY 2019 NDAA falls under the supply chain and logistics reform team, which intends to build sustainment, maximize buying power and increase materiel visibility. The team advances munitions readiness, maintenance work packages and strategic sourcing of sustainment or commodity procurement reform initiatives in coordination with the Defense Logistics Agency.

The category management reform team handles services contracting and real estate management activities and is working on a cross-agency procurement process designed to achieve savings and efficiencies across the department.

The report noted that OCMO is carrying out effectiveness and efficiency assessments of DoD field activities or DAFAs and defense agencies to determine shared services that are duplicative or similar in support of “Fourth Estate” reform efforts.

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