Before John E. Whitley was sworn in as the 16th Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial
Management and Comptroller), he was a senior fellow working alongside IDA researchers involved
in finding financial solutions to some of the military’s toughest challenges. While he was still at IDA,
his paper Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance, derived from previous IDA research, was
published (IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2017).