Dave Wennergren, assistant deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, joined Pentagon Solutions for a deep-dive discussion into technology, innovation, management and improving business processes at the Defense Department — and across the federal government.
In his role at DoD, Wennergren is charged with reforming and retooling the Pentagon’s business operations.
Wennergren discussed DoD’s new investment-management process that aims for more effective portfolio management as well as why streamlining business processes is crucial before making new technology investments.
He also discussed the importance of leadership: How federal managers can continue fostering innovation during tight financial times as well as building leadership skills into the core competencies of all managers.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.