Defense Business Board to advise Austin on DOD management

By Ben Dupont / January 23, 2023 at 2:36 PM

The Pentagon's top business management advisory group will meet early next month with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to discuss several defense and national security strategies.

According to a Jan. 20 Federal Register notice, the Defense Business Board meeting, taking place on Feb. 1, will include briefings from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley who will discuss "Current Events in National Security" and Army Secretary Christine Wormuth will talk about "Key Challenges to Recruiting, Retention and Readiness."

The meeting will also include sections on "What the Department is doing to Speed the Transition of Cutting-edge Technology to the Battlefield" and "Building the Fleet of the Future Despite the Industrial Challenges."

In addition to the Feb. 1 proceedings, which are classified, "The Board will begin in open session on Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12:35 p.m."