USD Pand R DoD Efficiency Initiative memo 031711 (optimized).pdf
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1000 DEFENSE PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC 20301-1000
MAR 14 2011
MEMORANDUM FOR: SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Track Four Efficiency Initiatives Decisions
As part of the Department's efficiencies effort, on August 16,2010, I directed a series of
initiatives designed to reduce duplication, overhead, and excess, and instill a culture of savings
and cost accountability across the Department of Defense.
I have approved the recommendations resulting from the following Study Groups and
direct their immediate implementation:
Office of the Secretary of Deferise, Combatant Command, Defense Agency, and DoD
Field Activity Baseline Organizational Assessment efficiencies that save over $4
billion across the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP).
General/Flag Officer (G/FO) efficiencies that impact 140 of the Department's 952
general and tlag officer positions.
Civilian Senior Executive (CSE) efficiencies that eliminate 176 civilian senior
executive positions and 33 Highly Qualified Experts (HQE).
Reports, Studies, Boards, and Commissions (RSBC) efficiencies that save over $1
billion across the FYDP.
Intelligence Review efficiencies that save over $300 million across the FYDP.
Joint Forces Command Disestablishment that saves nearly $2 billion across the
Business Transformation Agency Disestablishment that saves over $300 million
across the FYDP.
Reducing Reliance on DoD Service Support Contractors that saves over $6 billion
across the FYDP.
Consideration of Costs in DoD Decision-Making that institutionalizes the
requirement to provide a cost estimate for any new proposal or initiative and every
report or study.
Cross Cutting Initiatives that achieve efficiencies across the Office of the Secretary of
Defense, Defense Agencies, and Field Activities,
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