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Strategic Management Plan: The Business of Defense FY2014-2015

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The Strategic Management Plan SMP sets forth the Department of Defense DoD strategy for delivering effective business operations to support and enable the Warfighter. The objective of the SMP is to align and improve business operations across the Department s Business Functions as required by the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act NDAA.1 The SMP establishes the goals, key initiatives, outcomes, performance measures, and guiding principles for the Department s business mission area. It communicates the strategic business direction for the Department as well as the approach for assessing progress toward achieving the Department s business goals. The SMP business goals are aligned to the Department s overall strategy as outlined in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review QDR. The QDR goals set the strategic priorities for the Department, including a number of business and management improvements. The 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance DSG, which reflects the President s strategic direction to the Department, reaffirmed these goals and emphasized continuing efforts to reduce the cost of doing business as one of the principles that will guide DoD force structure and program development in the coming years.2 The Department is moving toward an integrated business environment built on 21st century capabilities, enabled by cutting-edge technologies. Reorienting the management of Defense business around cross-functional end-to-end processes enables informed enterprise-wide decisions, guides the selection of targeted investments in business capabilities, and drives interoperability, efficiency and fewer duplicative systems. The Department is transforming its business through key initiatives, including Audit Readiness, Better Buying Power BBP, and mobile and web-enabled applications. The SMP provides a management framework to accomplish these initiatives and create an effective, yet simplified business environment.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Defense Systems

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