President Obama has officially nominated Elizabeth McGrath, the Pentagon's assistant deputy chief management officer, for a promotion to deputy CMO. According to her White House bio, issued Tuesday:
Elizabeth McGrath has served in the Department of Defense (DoD) for over 20 years; her experience spans a variety of business areas including systems acquisition, supply chain, financial and program management. Ms. McGrath currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer for the DoD where she provides leadership for enterprise-level DoD business transformation and is focused on achieving increased efficiency, greater effectiveness, and improved performance in the Department's business enterprise policies, processes and systems. Ms. McGrath ensures the establishment of performance goals and measures for DoD business functions, is responsible for implementing DoD's Continuous Process Improvement/Lean Six Sigma efforts. She also performs acquisition oversight for large scale business Information Technology systems and oversees the development and implementation of the Business Enterprise Architecture. Ms. McGrath previously held numerous other financial, acquisition and program management positions within DoD and the Department of the Navy. Ms. McGrath holds a B.S. degree in Economics from George Mason University.
On Thursday, McGrath is scheduled to testify alongside Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter, DOD Comptroller Robert Hale and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Shay Assad in front of a House Armed Services Committee panel on defense acquisition reform.