Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James assured mothers she would change Air Force maternity leave policy if the Defense Department does not.
Based on the work of two study groups, the Pentagon is likely to ask Congress to revise two key statutes underlying its personnel management system for military officers: the Goldwater-Nichols Act and the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act.
Anthony Kurta, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, said the Defense Department is beginning to overcome institutional barriers to change as it implements initial reforms in Secretary Ash Carter's "Force of the Future" plan.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces the first broad strokes in his Force of the Future initiative, but avoids controversial topics such as military promotion and civilian personnel management.
A draft version of Ashton Carter’s Force of the Future initiative seeks to transition Defense civilians out of existing civil service rules and create the underpinnings of a more “flexible” system.
The Defense Department wants to change some of its personnel policies for the first time in decades. Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Brad Carson is working on series of recommendations as part of the Pentagon's Force of the Future initiative. Those recommendations are due to Defense Secretary Ash Carter by Aug. 19. Ron Sanders is the vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton and former chief human capital officer for the Office of the Director for National Intelligence. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about a war gaming exercise he participated in and what the future of the defense workforce might look like.
Brad Carson has been nominated as the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness, the White House announced Tuesday. Carson is already the department’s point man in identifying a broad series of personnel reforms.