Defense Management Institute Looks to Centralize Unwieldy DoD Management

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks holds a discussion with LGBTQ+ advocates, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Aug. 9, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Managing 3 million people worldwide, 33 different agencies and arguably the world’s most complicated acquisition program requires a correspondingly sophisticated management system, and the Defense Department keeps trying to up its game. The Defense Management Institute (DMI), unveiled on Jan. 31, marking a new effort at updating and improving management practices.

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