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Defense Science Board 2005 Summer Study on Transformation: A Progress Assessment. Volume 2. Supporting Reports
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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One of the truly incredible benefits of Society in the United States has been the ability to create, stimulate, and propagate the continued efficiency and productivity of the industrial and business community in the private sector to power the economy. The Department of Defense DoD has a great opportunity to capitalize on the practices of this community. The Business Management processes of the Department are complicated and conflicting and the systems that support them are inadequate, relative to the private sector. Improvement in this area offers a great opportunity for the Department to operate more effectively and efficiently to provide national security to its citizens. The objective of the present study is to Assess the Departments progress towards transformation in areas of business processes, their interrelationships, their management structures, and recommend actions for improvements. The business process areas considered by the Task Force began with the most critical area - Development of the strategy and objectives of the Department for the missions it has to support for the National Security objectives and then moved to the Use and Management of the Departments Resources money and people to support those objectives. The Task Forces studies included the management and process systems tat cover the areas of finance, acquisition, logistics, personnel, and medical. Task Force membership is shown in Appendix A. The Task Force is composed of leaders with both private sector and government experience at senior levels.
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