DoD in Transition

Every four to eight years, most federal agencies face the challenge of potential transition. Which initiatives will endure into a new administration and which will be stripped of their resources? Will the current leadership stay in place or will the agency’s very organization be reconsidered?

In this time of transition, the Department of Defense (DoD) is no exception. Nevertheless, there are certain issues that DoD will have to confront regardless of who sits in the Oval Office. In this new GovLoop guide, we’ll explore four high-level issues that will continue to challenge DoD in the coming years, including:

  • The challenge of diminished resources
  • The need for innovation
  • The call for collaboration
  • The realities of tomorrow

To fully explore the implications of each of these issues, we will focus on three specific areas in each section: technology, workforce and operations. We will also share short descriptions of some initiatives and programs that DoD is undertaking to tackle current priorities.

We will examine the challenges and opportunities that increased citizen demands, changing technologies, new threats and evolving leadership present. We’ll also feature insights from DoD’s leaders to provide a firsthand perspective of those issues.

Given the myriad upcoming transitions, DoD must find ways to preserve and even advance its mission of defending the nation. This guide explains how it will do just that.