Defense Officials Plead Need for Agility

June 26, 2012

The Defense Department needs to be more agile in the face of new and upcoming budget constraints, department officials and military experts said at a panel discussion Tuesday.

"The security challenges remain high, budgets are going down. We have no choice but to adapt," Peter Flory, former assistant secretary for defense investment for NATO, told attendees at a PwC event produced in cooperation with Government Executive.

The officials stressed the need to remain flexible and be willing to throw out bad processes that stand in the way of quick results. The panel discussed the importance of a top-down, leadership-driven shift toward a new paradigm that encourages agility. 

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