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As BTA closes Friday, DoD continues to foster strategic goals

The Defense Department's new strategic management plan includes changes to the department's previous business goals, as well as new areas DoD plans to focus on in the coming year.

Tags: DoD , management , David Wennergren , efficiency initiatives , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:30am EDT
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Wennergren as the next, and last, BTA chief

David Wennergren, the Defense Department's assistant deputy chief management officer has inherited a second hat. ennergren's main task in his role as BTA director will be to oversee its closure.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , DoD , David Wennergren

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 09:08am EST
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Wennergren is next, and last, BTA chief

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday named David Wennergren, currently DoD's Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer as the new director of the Business Transformation Agency. His job will be to dismantle it.

Tags: management , DoD , Robert Gates , David Wennergren

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:30pm EST

Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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DoD struggles to explain JFCOM closing

Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon's lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.

Tags: management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joesph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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DoD to eliminate CIO, BTA offices

Secretary Gates' decision to cut three major offices will result in "a substantial number" of employees and contractors having to find new jobs. The CIO's functions will be split between DISA and ATL. DoD is moving major acquisition oversight to the chief management officer's office.

Tags: management , contracting , technology , Robert Gates , Beth McGrath , Ashton Carter , DoD , DISA , JFCOM , insourcing , contractor workforce , cost savings , CIO , Teri Takai , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 07:03am EDT
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BTA's Pair to retire; Marines Allen to be promoted

Maj. Gen. Carlos Pair is retiring from the Defense Department's Business Transformation Agency after 37 years of active service.

Tags: management , Carlos Pair , George Allen , DoD , Marines

Friday - 02/27/2009, 05:39pm EST