Archive: Office of Business Transformation

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  • OSA-OBT FY15 Report to Congress

    Apr 10, 2015

    The 2015 Congressional Report on Defense Business Operations is submitted in accordance with Title 10 United States Code (U.S.C.) � 2222, which requires that the Secretary of Defense submit to the congressional defense committees an annual report on Department of Defense compliance with the requirements of section 2222.

  • 2015 OBT Recommended Reading List

    Mar 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Office of Business Transformation Professional Reading List - 2015 Edition

  • Business-like Outcomes for NC National Guard

    Feb 11, 2015

    On Sunday, 26 January, 2015 the Director of OBT gave a presentation to the

  • Change in Order to Stay "Army Strong"

    Feb 9, 2015

    Military Review Spotlight April 2014

  • Managing As Well As We Lead: Achieving Best-in-Class Performance

    Nov 18, 2014

    On 29 October 2014, LTG Spoehr, Director, Office of Business Transformation gave a presentation titled: "Managing As Well As We Lead: Achieving Best-in-Class Performance" to a group of general officers who are either in installation command or soon will be.

  • LEAP awardees save Army billions

    Sep 4, 2014

    Eleven Army organizations that streamlined their business operations, eliminated redundancy and saved billions of dollars, were recognized for their excellent Lean Six Sigma practices, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 3, 2014.

  • Carson sworn in as 31st Under Secretary of U.S. Army

    Mar 27, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh swore in Brad R. Carson as the 31st Under Secretary of the Army and Chief Management Officer of the Army, during an informal ceremony amongst family, friends and colleagues at the Pentagon.

  • 2014 Army Business Transformation Report: Providing readiness at best value

    Jan 15, 2014

    The 2014 Army Business Transformation Report outlines the Army's efforts to improve governance over the Army's Business Mission Area, assert audit readiness, enable cost-informed enterprise governance, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations, reduce overhead in institutional headquarters, and lower the costs of the Army business IT portfolio.

  • Integration of GFEBS Data into the Strategic Management System

    Dec 18, 2013

    What is it? The Army's Strategic Management System (SMS), the Army Enterprise performance measurement platform, now has the capability to accept timely cost data from the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), the Army's financial management system. The automated link between GFEBS and SMS is made possible by use of SMS Connect, a web services capability. Integrating cost and performance measurement data can provide useful performance management information, especially during a period where fiscal realities have made efficiency and effectiveness extremely critical. This combination of financial and performance data has been established to assist leaders and managers in allocating available dollars against mission requirements.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • 157th CSSB transfers authority to 77th CSSB in Afghanistan

    Sep 3, 2013

    Task Force Lifeliner's 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion cased its colors as the 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion unfurled its colors during the transfer of authority ceremony held Sept. 1, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan.

  • DENCOM 'Go First Class' Program Improves Army Readiness, Wellness

    Sep 3, 2013

    Scheduling multiple dental visits will soon be unnecessary for most Soldiers thanks to the Go First Class (GFC) program led by the U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM). Under the new initiative, Soldiers will receive routine oral care procedures including exams, cleanings, tooth varnishing, and simple fillings in a single appointment.

  • 'The New Normal' integrates military readiness, civilian deployment training

    Sep 3, 2013

    Two men approached Pfc. Terrance Rogers as he and his men secured the building where civilian and military personnel were meeting with village leaders. Rogers smiled while he used hand signals and the little bit of Dari he'd learned in training to ask the men questions about their family and Afghanistan, keeping them engaged long enough to allow the meeting between personnel from the Department of State, Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and local village leaders to conclude. Afterwards, the translator came out and helped the men negotiate a land issue.

  • Westphal reinforces contributions, resiliency of Army's civilian workforce

    Aug 29, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., made a visit to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2013, to meet with garrison and United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians regarding the future of Fort Huachuca and the surrounding communities.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Team Tobyhanna streamlines Nett Warrior fielding process

    Aug 26, 2013

    Several shops at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., are supporting the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior system that provides warfighters secure and mobile voice, video and data communications capabilities.

  • MPs train on law-and-order operations with Fort McCoy's DES

    Aug 26, 2013

    FORT McCOY, WIS. -- A North Carolina Military Police (MP) unit received law-enforcement training at Fort McCoy and prepared for future missions while also providing support to the Fort McCoy Police Department for law-and-order operations and the Aug. 14 concert.

  • Busy construction season an investment in depot's future

    Aug 26, 2013

    This fiscal year, Tobyhanna Army Depot has invested $34 million in nearly two dozen renovation, new construction and upgrade projects.

  • Westphal discusses fiscal challenges facing Army during TRADOC, Fort Eustis visit

    Aug 8, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Eustis, Va., Aug. 7, 2013, to get an update on U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command missions, and speak with leaders about the future of the Army.

  • CECOM provides sustainment training to Army platoon

    Aug 8, 2013

    As the Army continues to transition to peacetime operations, sustaining the force and maintaining readiness is among the Army's top priorities, and the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's mission of reset, maintenance and sustainment of communications-electronics systems will aid in that transition.

  • Hagel: Review reveals best, worst case

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Walker promoted to Brig. Gen. during a "Family First" Ceremony

    Aug 7, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and senior leadership came out to Brig. Gen. Flem Bowen "Donnie" Walker Jr., commanding general of the 3d ESC, for his promotion to brigadier general at a ceremony held here at the Saber and Quill on Aug. 2.

  • Garrison headquarter's company deactivates, hosts final flag retreat

    Aug 2, 2013

    Soldiers, civilian, families and friends from U.S. Army Garrison Baden-W├╝rttemberg gathered on Patton Barracks in Heidelberg, Germany, to deactivate the garrison's Headquarters, Headquarters Company and host a final flag retreat.

  • Troops Return Home

    Aug 2, 2013

    NUREMBERG, Germany- Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade as they deplane at Nuremberg Airport, July 31. O'Connor was on hand to welcome home over 150 Soldiers of the brigade as they returned safely from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's unique mission included training and assisting the Afghan National Army in developing their own robust logistical capabilities. (Photo by Staff Sgt. April Tessmer, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st TSC)

  • AMC deputy CG revisits ordnance roots

    Aug 1, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, to share information about training initiatives, credentialing programs and the future of sustainment July 31.

  • APG unveils center for STEM, education outreach

    Jul 30, 2013

    Aspiring scientists and engineers are now exploring their future careers at a unified Aberdeen Proving Ground facility dedicated to education outreach.

  • Army plans to accelerate process reengineering after Enterprise Knowledge Repository pilot

    Jul 26, 2013

    The Army Shared Services Center at Picatinny Arsenal, an Army Materiel Command (AMC) activity, and the Army Office of Business Transformation concluded an architecture repository pilot in July 2013 that has the potential to revolutionize business process reengineering and Lean Six Sigma-informed continuous process improvement.

  • Army Business System Portfolio Management Reduces Costs and Improves Capabilities

    Jul 26, 2013

    The Army spends over $2B per year in Army Business Systems information technology This year, the Army strengthened its investment management for over 700 business systems to reduce costs, improve interoperability and comply with regulatory guidance.

  • Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr

    Jul 19, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr picture (leaders page size)

  • New 3-star takes over Army Business Transformation

    Jul 18, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal promoted the new director of the Army's Office of Business Transformation to a three-star general, underscoring the position that he said is "critically important" to the Army.

  • Office of Business Transformation Leader Biographies

    Jun 3, 2013

    This page contains the pictures and bios of OBT's leadership.

  • Office of Business Transformation Organization Chart

    May 8, 2013

    This document depicts OBT's primary organizational leaders and divisions.

  • Biography for Mark R. Lewis, Army Deputy Chief Management Officer

    May 6, 2013

    Biography for Mark R. Lewis, Army Deputy Chief Management Officer

  • Grisoli speaks to Army National Guard

    May 3, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Bill Grisoli, director, U.S. Army Office of Business Transformation, speaks at the Army National Guard Communities of Excellence Keynote Brief, April 30, 2013, in Arlington, Va.

  • OBT Director opens Army Communities of Excellence Workshop

    May 2, 2013

    LTG Bill Grisoli opened the Army Communities of Excellence (ACOE) Best Practice Workshop in Arlington Hall Station in Arlington, VA - 30 April 2013.

  • Maneuver Center of Excellence to use university model to maximize efficiency

    May 1, 2013

    Since the Armor and Infantry schools have been co-located at Fort Benning, Ga., the Maneuver School of Excellence plans to functionally realign its brigades to streamline brigade structure, maximize efficiency and reduce redundancy, while still maintaining branch-specific traditions, cultures and skills.

  • CCAD Wins 2012 Robert M. Leich Award

    Apr 26, 2013

    CCAD won the 2012 Robert M. Leich Award for a record-breaking year of helicopter production and cost improvements.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Under Secretary recognizes 'game changers'

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., presented a coin to Sgt. 1st Class Devera Martin, Deployment and Deployment Systems Department noncommissioned officer in charge, Combined Arms Support Command, for her "game changer" service April 18.

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army's under secretary said with sequestration in place and deep cuts requested, the Army is concerned about how it can train, equip and sustain Soldiers to be ready when called upon.

  • Army's financial managers committed to improving fiscal readiness

    Apr 15, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal expressed the Army's appreciation for the vital efforts of uniform and civilian personnel assigned to the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller during an address to the financial managers, April 15, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Army senior leaders discuss fiscal challenges ahead

    Apr 3, 2013

    ARLINGTON, Va. (April 3, 2013) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell participated in key discussions regarding the fiscal environment with Gen. Frank J. Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr., director of the Army National Guard, at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va.

  • Army Publishes 2013 Business Transformation Report

    Mar 4, 2013

    This report fulfills the requirement outlined in Section 901 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012.

  • Future Soldiers will have flexible electronics everywhere

    Feb 19, 2013

    More than 10 years ago, Army researchers saw potential in flexible displays. With nothing in the marketplace, the Army decided to change that by partnering with industry and academia to create the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University.

  • 44th ESB strives to enhance its NCO corps

    Feb 19, 2013

    44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducts Profession of Arms Week

  • Operation Slingshot aims for a smooth redeployment

    Feb 19, 2013

    The Rakkasans are on a 'slingshot' course that will lead them straight home to Fort Campbell.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot prepares for potential budget cuts

    Feb 19, 2013

    If Congress and the White House can't reach an agreement on how to end the current budget stand off, automatic spending cuts will kick in March 2nd. The military is already bracing for huge cutbacks and U.S. defense workers like those at the Corpus Christi Army Depot could be facing furloughs or even layoffs. But the commander of CCAD says anything is possible.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Jan 10, 2013

    For the fifth year now, practitioners of Lean Six Sigma were recognized, Jan. 10, 2013, for streamlining Army business processes that help save the Army money.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' would challenge Army to maintain readiness

    Dec 7, 2012

    Knowing there's a possibility the government will go over a "fiscal cliff" on midnight, Dec. 31, the Army recognizes some of the challenges it will face but a senior leader said, Thursday, its priority will be to maintain readiness of the force.

  • Army under secretary optimistic about Army's future role

    Dec 4, 2012

    Building a strong partnership between the Army's conventional and special operations forces is one of the service's key areas of focus as it transitions from operations in Afghanistan and looks toward the future, said Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, during his visit to Fort Bragg, Dec. 4.

  • Army Under Secretary embarks to help inter-Service cooperation on USS Truman

    Sep 4, 2012

    Under Secretary Westphal is participating in the Navy's long-standing outreach program to promote inter-Service cooperation in support of Joint Vision 2020, and gain an appreciation for Naval capabilities at sea. The Navy's Sea Embark outreach program enables government and civilian senior leaders the ability to experience first-hand how the Navy contributes to the National Defense strategy and to the stability of the global community.

  • Dyson shatters 'brass ceiling' in Army Finance Corps

    Aug 28, 2012

    The first female finance officer to achieve the rank of major general has just been promoted, 92 years since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution tore down the last formal barrier to women's enfranchisement.

  • Army Office of Business Transformation farewells member of Innovation Team

    Aug 8, 2012

    Members of the Business Innovation Team bid farewell to Lieutenant Colonel King Kao.

  • Congressman Bob Gibbs visits Army Office of Business Transformation on Pentagon Stop

    Jul 19, 2012

    On 19 July 2012, Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH-18) and his CoS, Ryan Stenger, and MLA Pat Tully visited the Pentagon to receive a Pentagon tour followed by a luncheon with LTG Bill Grisoli (OSA-OBT).

  • Army Deputy Chief Management Officer Speaks to Army Senior Leaders

    Jul 17, 2012

    Mr. Mark Lewis, Deputy Chief Management Officer for the Army, shared his thoughts with 30 Senior Army Executives at the Army Senior Executive Education Program.

  • The President's 2012 Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Award

    Jul 11, 2012

    On July 10, 2012, President Obama launched The Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award. This annual contest, began by the President in 2009.

  • Army analyst briefs efforts to sustain and enhance energy business operations

    Jul 10, 2012

    The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Boston Chapter partnered with the North Atlantic Division, US Army Corps of Engineers to conduct the New England and North Atlantic Regional Training Conference from June 26-27, 2012.

  • Defense acquisition program saves Soldiers' lives

    Jul 2, 2012

    When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American warfighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

  • OBT's BG Karen Dyson addresses Defense comptroller Program Students

    Jun 28, 2012

    BG Karen Dyson addressed more than 30 students in the Defense Comptroller Program at Syracuse University.

  • G-4 learns Lean Six Sigma to refine logistics

    May 23, 2012

    A group of 15 officers and one Army civilian recently wrapped up two weeks worth of training that will help them help the Army save time, manpower and money. To read the complete story follow this link:

  • Mr. Robin Swan Addresses Force Management Senior Leaders

    May 11, 2012

    Mr. Robin Swan, SES, Deputy Director of the Office of Business Transformation, addressed the Functional Area 50 (Force Management) Senior Leader Seminar on May 7, 2012 at the Pentagon Conference Center.

  • BG Karen Dyson speaks at the National Guard Best Practices Conference

    May 11, 2012

    BG Karen Dyson, Director of the Business Operations Directorate, Army Office of Business Transformation, shared her thoughts during the National Guard Best Practices Conference.

  • LTG Bill Grisoli Speaks at 2012 AUSA Sustainment Symposium

    May 11, 2012

    LTG Grisoli, Director of the Office of Business Transformation (OBT), discussed the importance of adapting to the changing economic environment.

  • Army DCMO Mark Lewis discusses the Army's business transformation

    Apr 30, 2012

    Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Army, Mark Lewis, discussed the Army's business transformation efforts with 29 Intermediate Level Senior Executives at Mendoza School of Business, Notre Dame University.

  • OBT Director talks Business Transformation with Army Leaders

    Apr 25, 2012

    LTG Bill Grisoli, Director of the Army's Office of Business Transformation shared his thoughts with Class 62 of the Army Senior Leader Development Course -- Intermediate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Westphal outlines the Army's financial management and business transformation

    Apr 24, 2012

    Westphal testifies about the Army's financial management and business transformation

  • Secretary of Army recognizes innovation

    Apr 24, 2012

    Four Soldiers who built a training device to teach service members to safely exit an overturned Humvee were among 22 troops and civilians honored April 24, 2012, as part of the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards.

  • Army leaders discuss S&T strategy, priorities to deliver solutions

    Apr 23, 2012

    The deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology led a dialogue among six officials from across the Army's scientific community, April 18, 2012, at the National Defense Industrial Association's 13th Annual Science and Engineering Technology Conference at North Charleston, S.C.

  • Army Secretary discusses the future of the force at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

    Apr 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh discusses the future of the force at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters, April 20, 2012 at Joint Base Langley--Eustis, Va.

  • Army undersecretary highlights the Army's 'business side'

    Apr 3, 2012

    While the public may associate the U.S. Army with Soldiers and weapons on the battlefield, there is also an "institutional" Army that has functions similar to those of large corporations in the private sector, a top Army official told a business group here April 2, 2012.

  • Westphal discusses the future of the Army with 1st Mission Support Command

    Mar 30, 2012

    Westphal discusses the future of the Army with 1st Mission Support Command

  • Office of Business Transformation Leaders attend Focus on Defense Briefing

    Mar 28, 2012

    LTG Bill Grisoli, Director of the Office of Business Transformation (OBT), and key leaders attended a Focus on Defense Leader Series Briefing sponsored by Government Executive in Arlington, VA.

  • Under Secretary of the Army directs OBT's priorities

    Mar 27, 2012

    Under Secretary Dr. Joseph Westphal, acting in his role as the Army's Chief Management Officer issued guidance to the Office of Business Transformation (OBT) that will lead to improved execution of Army business operations.

  • Army and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) staff members collaborate on performance

    Mar 27, 2012

    Key staff members of the Army's G3 Operations and Office of Business Transformation accompanied BG Karen Dyson, Director, Business Operations Directorate, on a visit to Ms. Lisa Danzig, Director of Strategic Planning and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Army Publishes 2012 Annual Report to Congress on Business Transformation

    Mar 20, 2012

    This 2012 Report on Business Transformation provides an update on progress made in transforming our Institutional Army.

  • Office of Business Transformation

    Mar 8, 2012