Subject: Establishment of the Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA).
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1010 DEFENSE PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC 20301-1010
MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Establishment of the Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA)
In order to advance defense-wide business transformation, I am directing the establishment of the Defense Business Transformation Agency (BTA) effective immediately. Until a permanent director is named, the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Business Transformation and the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Financial Management jointly will perform the function of the Director and will report to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics The Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics is the title of a high-level civilian official in the United States Department of Defense. The Undersecretary of Defense for Policy is the principal staff assistant and advisor to both the Secretary of Defense (USD USD
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. (AT & L)), as the vice chair of the Defense Business Systems Management Committee (DBSMC DBSMC Defense Business Systems Management Committee ). The organization chart for the BTA is attached.
In addition, a two-star joint billet or equivalent Senior Executive Service (SES) position shall be established for a Defense Business Systems Acquisition Executive (DBSAE). The DBSAE will serve in the BTA and will be the Component Acquisition Executive (CAE (1) (Computer-Aided Engineering) Software that analyzes designs which have been created in the computer or that have been created elsewhere and entered into the computer. ) for DoD enterprise-level business systems and initiatives. The attached projects, programs, systems and initiatives shall be transferred to the BTA, which shall create the required acquisition organization within 45 days of the date of this letter. This transfer includes manpower and other related resources.
The BTA shall also be responsible for integrating the work of the OSD Principal Staff Assistants in the areas of business process re-engineering See reengineering.
(business) Business Process Re-engineering - (BPR) Any radical change in the way in which an organisation performs its business activities. BPR involves a fundamental re-think of the business processes followed by a redesign of business activities to , core business mission activities and Investment Review Board (IRB IRB
See: Industrial Revenue Bond ) matters, as determined and revised by the DBSMC. The BTA shall also ensure consistency and continuity across the Core Business Missions of the Department.
In addition to the integrating role of the BTA, it will also provide support to specified Principal Staff Assistant (PSA (Professional Services Automation) An information system designed to organize, track and manage all opportunities, work, resources, costs, revenues and invoices to improve the productivity and efficiency of the workforce. ) functions and responsibilities in order to properly align those functions in a management support organization instead of in OSD billets. Functions, manpower and other resources in the Office of the USD(AT & L) Supply Chain Systems Transformation Directorate, the Business Systems Response Office, the Enterprise Resource Plan (ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ) Support Office, and the Real Property Transformation Office; and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (USD(C)) Financial Management Transition Team (FMTT) and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), an agency of the United States Department of Defense, provides finance and accounting services for the military and other members of defense.
In FY 2004, DFAS:
The Director, Administration and Management, in coordination with the USD(AT & L), USD(C), USD(P & R), the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration, the General Counsel of the Department of Defense and Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation shall take actions necessary to align manpower and resources to implement the establishment of the BTA.
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