Strengthening Defense Management: History and Lessons from the Department of Defense Deputy/Chief Management Officer

June, 2023
IDA document: P-33453
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Jason A. Dechant, Daniel L. Cuda, Michael F. Fitzsimmons See more authors

This paper provides a history of the DOD’s Deputy Management Officer and Chief Management Officer positions from 2008-2021 and the management lessons learned. It provides background on the motivation for creating the positions, surveys the accomplishments of each of the office holders, examines cross-cutting issues, discusses the reasons for the elimination of the office, and details major findings and management lessons.