The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense (DOD) enhance performance measures with regard to business transformation efforts and come up with a process to standardize the documentation of cost savings to ensure that they are aligned with DOD’s definitions of reform. “However, DOD needs better data about how it performs its business functions,” the report reads.Read More »
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) office of inspector general (OIG) has recommended that DOD contracting personnel establish policies for tracking other transaction agreements awarded through consortia and work with the General Services Administration to update the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation to better track OT data. DOD should also establish controls to ensure the security of information.Read More »
Several lawmakers have called on House and Senate leaders through a letter to retain the chief management officer position within the Department of Defense (DoD) as conference negotiations on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021 kick off. The letter was signed by 13 lawmakers, including Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Todd Young, R-Ind.Read More »
A Government Accountability Office report says the Department of Defense must address three issues to fully institutionalize the responsibilities and authorities of the chief management officer to oversee the Pentagon’s business operations. GAO said in the report published on Thursday that DoD has yet to determine how the CMO will carry out its authority to direct military services on business reforms especially if there is disagreement with a department.Read More »
Lisa Hershman, acting chief management officer of the Department of Defense, told Defense News in an interview published Friday that DoD is focusing on five key initiatives to find greater savings in fiscal year 2019. Those programs are category management; information technology and business systems; procurement of goods and services in a different manner; health care management; and logistics and supply chain acquisition.
Bill Marion, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service’s move to elevate the CIO role as part of a restructuring effort seeks to bring together information technology, data and business, Federal News Network reported Friday. His remarks came following the appointment of Matt Donovan, the branch’s undersecretary, as permanent CIO at the Air Force in addition to his role as chief management officer.
A markup of the proposed fiscal 2019 defense policy bill released by the office of House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) does not include a plan to shut down the Defense Information Systems Agency, Nextgov reported Monday. The chairman’s markup of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act released …Read More »
Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, told Nextgov in an interview published Tuesday that Congress’ decision to provide the new CMO role with authority over information technology management decisions makes sense as DoD works to reform its business operations. “Over time, with the increased focus …Read More »