Management Reform Agenda for the Next Secretary of Defense

February, 2020
IDA document: P-12069
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Peter K. Levine See more authors
Every recent Secretary of Defense has sought to streamline and improve Department of Defense management. And yet, the consensus is that the Pentagon remains trapped by outdated systems and a culture that make it almost impervious to streamlining and innovation. This article offers recommendations for eight management areas in which concrete improvements to organization, policies, and practices could yield significant dividends for the Department of Defense.