Federal Manager's Daily Report

In response to what it called a lack of sustained

leadership, a cultural resistance to change, the lack of

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meaningful metrics, and inadequate incentives and

accountability mechanisms, the General Accounting Office

suggested that DoD establish a senior management position

to spearhead business transformation efforts.


It said lack of adequate transparency and appropriate

accountability across all of DoD’s major business areas

results in billions of dollars in annual wasted resources

in a time of increasing fiscal constraint.


As a result it called for legislative action enabling the

leaders of DoDs functional areas — or domains — to receive

and control the funding for systems investments rather

than the military services. In this scenario domain leaders

would be responsible for managing reform efforts and be

accountable this the new official so as to ensure their

efforts comply with DoD’s business enterprise architecture.