Chief Management Officer

 

Chief Management Officer

Who Will Be the Next "Mayor of the Pentagon?"

Monday, December 8th, 2014 - 14:48
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 14:43
Years ago, career executive David O. “Doc” Cooke was informally called the “Mayor of the Pentagon.”  He was responsible for the internal administration and management of the Pentagon and had broad influence on its operations.  He like to remind people that he served every Secretary of Defense since the department was created in 1949.  While he died in 2002, the role he served has been expanded to focus on transforming the department’s thousands of business systems.

Improving Business Operations of the U.S. Department of Defense

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 - 13:31
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 10:40
The imperative to improve the business operations of the U.S. Department of Defense has never been greater. Secretary of Defense Gates and Deputy Secretary Lynn have clearly articulated the pressing need for reform, driving action across all business areas such as acquisition and logistics, finance, and personnel. Transforming these business processes and systems is motivated by the need to make better use of resources, improve stewardship, and provide the best support possible to the warfighters.

Defense Reform and the Transition

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 - 8:36
The next president’s Defense leadership team will not only be inheriting the war but also inheriting a major, ongoing transformation of Defense mission support functions.  Philip Candreva, acting director of the Center for Defense Management Reform in Monterrey, California, recently completed an assessment of the recent history of defense management reform.  He a

Inventory of Blog Entries

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 - 15:20
This is my 100th blog entry!  Thanks to our many readers and contributors.  While few people post comments on our entries, we get lots of emails and phone calls.  Also, thanks to the Library of Congress for asking to preserve the site as part of its 2008 election coverage.  It’s been fun.  

A Conversation with J. Christopher Mihm: Managing Director, Strategic Issues U.S. Government Accountability Office

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 - 13:56
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J. Christopher Mihm is the managing director for strategicissues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).In this role, he is responsible for GAO’s crosscutting work,

Filling Empty Boxes

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 - 14:36
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