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DMI is a center of excellence for defense management issues.

The Defense Management Institute, established in 2022, is a non-partisan research organization committed to bridging public and private sector efforts to advance the management, organization, performance improvement, and enterprise business operations of the Department of Defense. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks stated that “the DMI will contribute to that effort by learning from the best of the public and private sectors and helping us to constantly update and improve our management practices.”

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DMI research demonstrates that management challenges affect all aspects of the Department’s activities. To support the Department, these management issues – and associated experts, documents, research, and lessons learned – are grouped into foundational pillars.

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