Focusing a Transition: A Report by the Defense Business Board
DEFENSE BUSINESS BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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The Defense Business Board provides the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with independent advice and recommendations on best business practices to improve the overall management of the Department of Defense. The Board is comprised of highly-respected, proven leaders and subject matter experts from the private sector and is appointed by the Secretary of Defense. A list of the board members and brief biographical summaries are in Appendix C. Anticipating the 2009 presidential change of administration, the members of the Defense Business Board identified fifteen enterprise-level, transition- related topics and developed recommendations on each. The recommendations are intended to assist the Secretary of Defense in building a strong leadership team that will organize and manage the Department of Defense to successfully face the challenges of the future. The members of the Defense Business Board were assisted by its consultants, Pierre Chao, Alan Schwartz, Steven Price, and Dan Peterson, and received additional support from Kenneth Krieg former Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Technology and Logistics, and Leigh Warner Defense Science Board Consultant. Each of the fifteen enterprise-level topics and related draft recommendations were deliberated and approved during the public session of the Defense Business Boards October 2008 quarterly meeting.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Defense Systems