DoD's Wennergren on innovation, leadership

Wednesday - 11/7/2012, 5:49pm EST

Pentagon Solutions

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Dave Wennergren, assistant deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, joined Pentagon Solutions for a deep-dive discussion into technology, innovation, management and improving business processes at the Defense Department — and across the federal government.

In his role at DoD, Wennergren is charged with reforming and retooling the Pentagon's business operations.

Dave Wennergren, DoD assistant deputy chief management officer, and "In Depth" host Francis Rose.

Wennergren discussed DoD's new investment-management process that aims for more effective portfolio management as well as why streamlining business processes is crucial before making new technology investments.

He also discussed the importance of leadership: How federal managers can continue fostering innovation during tight financial times as well as building leadership skills into the core competencies of all managers.

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