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FCW Forum: What good is a chief management officer (part 2)?

While the Homeland Security Department continues to resist the idea of naming a chief management officer, the Defense Department has taken the plunge. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recently issued a directive establishing the CMO and named Gordon England to the post. In his new role, FCW reports, "England has the lead in ensuring the Pentagon’s business functions are in sync with the military’s warfighting missions." He is also responsible "for establishing performance goals and measures for improving the efficiency of DOD’s processes." Read the complete story here. What do you think? Can a CMO have a meaningful role in government agencies? Or do you agree with DHS that such a position is just another layer of bureaucracy? Post a comment.

Posted on Sep 27, 2007 at 12:12 PM


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