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The Future of Defense
Management Reform
Symposium
Hosted by IDA

Photo: aerial view of Pentagon Building

The Future of Defense
Management Reform Symposium
Hosted by IDA

Photo: aerial view of Pentagon Building

The Future of Defense Management Reform Symposium
Hosted by IDA

Every recent Secretary of Defense has sought to streamline and improve the management of the Department of Defense. Some reform efforts have been more successful than others, but the consensus is that the Pentagon remains trapped by outdated systems and a culture that make it almost impervious to streamlining and innovation.

IDA is hosting a symposium on defense management reform that focuses on steps that could be taken to make the Department of Defense work better and cost less. Join the experts for a discussion about the future of defense acquisition reform, civilian personnel reform, and financial management reform.


The Case for Defense Management Reform

[The Department of Defense will] move forward on reform to our business operations. This is not just about finding and reapplying savings to higher priorities, it is about improving organizational performance and efficiency. The best advocates for reform are those closest to the issues, so we will hold leaders appropriately accountable for a management improvement agenda within their respective components.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin,
June 17, 2021

September 21, 2021

4850 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
*virtual participation is also available

September 21, 2021

4850 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
*virtual participation is also available

Every recent Secretary of Defense has sought to streamline and improve the management of the Department of Defense. Some reform efforts have been more successful than others, but the consensus is that the Pentagon remains trapped by outdated systems and a culture that make it almost impervious to streamlining and innovation.

IDA is hosting a symposium on defense management reform that focuses on steps that could be taken to make the Department of Defense work better and cost less. Join the experts for a discussion about the future of defense acquisition reform, civilian personnel reform, and financial management reform.


The Case for Defense Management Reform

[The Department of Defense will] move forward on reform to our business operations. This is not just about finding and reapplying savings to higher priorities, it is about improving organizational performance and efficiency. The best advocates for reform are those closest to the issues, so we will hold leaders appropriately accountable for a management improvement agenda within their respective components.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin,
June 17, 2021