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Managing Change At The Pentagon

At a time when spending reductions, winding down two decade-long wars, and new threats from new adversaries is the "new normal"; one of the Defense Department's challenges is managing amidst all this change. In this edition of "AFCEA Answers," we'll talk to Kevin Scheid, Acting Deputy Chief Management Officer with DOD about new initiatives to manage the largest federal agency. Hear how a shift in responsibility for business system IT has changed the job of one top DOD official. Plus: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, working on a roadmap to improve management of the Department of Defense.

Tags: Max Cacas , AFCEA , AFCEA Answers

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:22pm EDT
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DoD names Tillotson assistant deputy chief management officer

Appointment is a promotion for Dave Tillotson, who until now has served as the Air Force's deputy chief management officer.

Tags: DoD , DCMO , Dave Tillotson , Beth McGrath , Dave Wennergren , Jared Serbu , people

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 01:10pm EDT

How an 'IT Box' is making it easier for DoD to do business

The Pentagon is implementing most of the recommendations it made in 2010's Section 804 report to Congress. Katrina McFarland, DoD's assistant secretary for acquisition, said initial results of the change are promising. But an upcoming GAO report is expected to show DoD has a long way to go to move toward an agile, incremental approach to IT systems development.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DoD , Katrina McFarland , GAO , David Powner , 5000 guidance , section 804 report , Senate Armed Service Committee , IT Dashboard , Teri Takai , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:07am EST
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