Starship Enterprise

By John Liang / November 10, 2008 at 5:00 AM

The Pentagon has released its latest "Enterprise Transition Plan" to help the new administration continue to make the Defense Department's business operations more efficient and effective.

The plan "has become part of the business operations culture of DOD and is the framework that integrates capabilities across the department," Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England writes in the document's foreword.

The 398-page plan's first chapter lays out the DOD enterprise's conceptual foundation, including a "primer" divided into three sections: "Approach," "Progress" and "Challenges," which are "intended for incoming DOD leaders to acquaint them with the current context and approach to Business Transformation, recent progress and the near-term challenges ahead."

The second chapter talks about what the Pentagon needs to do to enable that enterprise, and Chapter 3 describes DOD's six "enterprise priorities":

  • Personnel Visibility
  • Acquisition Visibility
  • Common Supplier Engagement
  • Materiel Visibility
  • Real Property Accountability
  • Financial Visibility

The remaining chapters deal with business transformation within the individual services as well as the Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Transportation Command and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

To read the 2007 plan, click here, and for the 2006 one, click here.