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Strengthening Defense Management: History and Lessons from the Department of Defense Deputy/Chief Management Officer : Institute for Defense Analyses , June , 2023

June 2023

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From the summary: "From 2008-2021, the Department of Defense (DOD) had a senior official dedicated to management, reform, and oversight of the Department’s enterprise business operations: a Deputy Chief Management Officer, which was replaced in 2018 with a Chief Management Officer, which was then disestablished by Congress in 2021. The DOD may learn lessons from this experience that strengthen defense management. That is why the DOD Performance Improvement Officer/Director, Administration and Management asked the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) Defense Management Institute to develop a history of the Department’s experience with the Deputy and Chief Management Officer (D/CMO) that would identify management lessons."


Dechant, Jason A., Cuda, Daniel L., Fitzsimmons, Michael F.


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