Implementing Best Practices for Major Business Processes in the Department of Defense
DEFENSE BUSINESS BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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TASK The former Deputy Secretary of Defense DEPSECDEF, Dr. Ashton B. Carter, asked the Defense Business Board hereinafter referred to as the Board to assess the major business issues that the Department of Defense hereinafter referred to as the Department will likely face during the period of time of the next Quadrennial Defense Review QDR, 2014- 2018. The Task Group was also asked to determine how these issues will impact the Department if there are existing, cost-effective measures to mitigate these issues which successful private sector processes, practices, or techniques can be used to address these issues and how the Department can best implement them. See Tab A for a copy of the Terms of Reference TOR outlining the scope and deliverables for the Task Group. The Department faces a critical time in its history as it seeks to implement a 2014 QDR while simultaneously addressing a combination of management challenges, budget reductions, and mounting costs in the face of globally demanding operational responsibilities. The Task Group s recommendations focused on the reforms the Department can make to several major business operations to better position itself for success in times of increased financial uncertainty.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Defense Systems