Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board, has notedÂ that the Defense Department will need to tackle certain issues as part of transition efforts after the presidential election in November, DoD News reported Tuesday.
Karen Parrish writes a DBB report highlights focus points for the transition team that include personnel changes or adjustments, measures to control overhead costsÂ as well as policy direction for the incoming team under the new president.
“It is imperative that the departmentâs leaders are ready to begin work on inauguration day,” Bayer told DoDÂ News.
Bayer, who is president and CEO ofÂ Dumbarton Strategies, said theÂ DBB report recommendsÂ aÂ transformation ofÂ the role of theÂ deputy defense secretary into a chief management officer who wouldÂ manage DoD operations similar to a chief operating officer.
The report addedÂ other priority areas include anÂ orientation program andÂ confirmation preparation for selected appointees of the incomingÂ president.
DBB servesÂ to advise DoD senior leaders on business practices and consistsÂ of 26 board members from theÂ audit and finance, corporate governance, economics, executive management, healthcare, human resources and technology sectors.