The U.S. Department of Defense is perhaps the largest and most complex organization in the world. It manages a budget more than twice that of the world’s largest corporation, employs more people than the population of a third of the world’s countries and carries 500 times the inventory of the world’s largest commercial retail operation.
Currently, the Department is engaged in a massive business transformation effort to modernize its processes, its systems, and information flows to meet our national security requirements. Following this course, the Department has instituted a continuous process improvement approach that relies on such methods as the use of Lean Six Sigma.
Each week, Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best. Subscribe to the latest episode on PodcastOne or iTunes.